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Plugable Launching Kickstarter for the Pro8 Docking Station with Charging for the Dell Venue 8 Pro on Wednesday, June 25th

Update: August 8th – Where Can I Get One?

There has been a flood of inquiries to where individuals who missed the Kickstarter can get the Pro8. Once production is finished and units ship out to our Kickstarter backers in November, we plan to begin selling units on Amazon. We do not yet have an exact date, but we hope to have the Pro8 available to the public in time for the holiday season. Visit http://plugable.com/kickstarter for more information and sign up for our email mailing list to get the latest updates on the Pro8 and availability.

Update: June 25th – The Kickstarter is Live!


Our Dock Connected to a Dell Venue 8 Pro with a Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Ethernet Connection, & Headset Attached! All that with 2 USB ports to spare!

We released a demo video on YouTube last November showcasing the Dell Venue 8 Pro with our flagship UD-3900 USB 3.0 Dual Display Universal Docking station, essentially turning the tablet into a full desktop workstation. We received an extremely warm welcome from the Dell Venue 8 Pro user community and even caught the attention of Michael Dell (CEO, Dell) himself who retweeted our video. To this date we have over 150,000 views and almost 400 user comments.

Although this video showed the full capability of the tablet, it also highlighted a major flaw that could limit its uses: there is only one USB Micro B port that can only be used to either charge the tablet or to connect it with external USB devices. This seriously limits the Dell Venue 8 Pro’s capabilities as it cannot remain connected to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse during a full 8+ hour work day without running out of battery well before then. Consumers quickly realized this problem and the solution to this constraint quickly became an active topic of conversation on the comments on the YouTube video and in many tech forums. This Kickstarter is the culmination of our work to make that happen!

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Some of our early prototypes

After months of development and multiple prototypes, we have created a product that allows full desktop replacement functionality and to charge at the same time. Furthermore, this docking station also works with the Lenovo Miix 2 which faces the same critical limitation as the Venue. Currently we are in the final phase of prototyping and are working with our manufacturing partner to perfect the docking station so that it can be brought to the market in mass.

Do  you know someone with a Dell Venue 8 Pro or Lenovo Miix 2 8″ Windows Tablet? Let them know about our Kickstarter! Even if you don’t and just want to support Plugable, please pledge just $1 and we pledge to keep you up to date on our progress with exclusive updates along the way. This will give you special access once the device goes on the market and a huge thank you from us! Every single dollar will help us reach our goal!

We are launching our Kickstarter on Wednesday, June 25th 10AM PDT for this exciting new product and we need your help! If you are interested in supporting this project then you can sign up for email notifications here at http://plugable.com/kickstarter

 

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Custom PCB Prototype

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Also Compatible with Laptops

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Single 20W Power Adapter for Dock and Tablet

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Included Items (power adapter varies per geography)

DisplayLink Apple Mac OS X 2.1 Beta now available

DisplayLink has released a beta of their new version 2.1 drivers (Sept, 2013) for Apple Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9.

This new 2.1 driver has many improvements over the previous Mac OS X version 2.0 drivers (March, 2013). In short, it’s a must-have install for Mac users on 10.8.5 and earlier. It supports all existing DisplayLink-based USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 adapters and docks, including Plugable’s. And it’s a first step towards 10.9 support.

Here are the details.

Limited support for OS X Mavericks (10.9)

Mavericks requires updated USB graphics drivers. 2.1 is the first version from DisplayLink with support for 10.9. However, it is very rough support, with a long list of limitations, detailed below.

Once Apple and DisplayLink have further updates leading up to the release of 10.9, Apple multi-monitor enthusiasts will have a lot of improvements to look forward to, in terms of improved multi-monitor support. From Apple’s OS X Mavericks page:

There’s no longer a primary or secondary display — now each has its own menu bar, and the Dock is available on whichever screen you’re working on. You can have multiple app windows running on either display. Or run an app full screen on each one. Even show a desktop on one display and a full-screen app on another.

Support for Dual Head Docks

DisplayLink 2.1 supports the latest firmware configuration format for the latest docks and adapters, and adds support for the new Plugable UD-3900 docking station, offering dual HDMI/DVI display outputs as well as ethernet input, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and 4 USB 2.0 ports.

Ethernet bug fixes

The DisplayLink Mac 2.0 driver was the first to offer support for the DL3500 chip’s ethernet functionality. This initial release revealed a few wonky issues with ethernet on our USB 3.0 DisplayLink based product, like the Plugable UD-3000 docking station. Most common was the issue of network disconnections- where the network cable would show being unplugged even when it was actually connected.

DisplayLink 2.1 resolves all known instances of these problems, allowing you to surf in peace.

What limitations and problems remain on Mac?

For technical users on OS X seeking to maximize workspace and productivity, DisplayLink’s 2.1 driver is a big step forward. However, there are still important issues to consider:

  1. Mac OS X will not support USB 3.0 audio until 10.8.5 / 10.9. Until then, audio on a dock or display will not work when connected via USB 3.0. This is an Apple limitation. Fortunately, Apple’s support for this is coming soon.
  2. Mavericks 10.9 breaks existing USB graphics drivers. While this version 2.1 driver has some early support for 10.9, there are still many issues remaining. DisplayLink calls out these issues:
    • Screen corruption and layout issues when adding more than one additional DisplayLink monitor.
    • Some applications using single buffer rendering may flicker on DisplayLink monitor.
    • Scrolling pages in Safari may cause corruption on DisplayLink screen.
    • Playing movie in QuickTime may cause the title bar to flicker.
    • Fast user switching may not work correctly when using DisplayLink monitors.
    • Sometimes rotating one DisplayLink monitor rotates a different display.
    • Sometimes when DisplayLink monitor is set as primary after waking up from sleep it is disconnected and there is no login screen visible.
    • Corruption on the screen may be visible while rotating DisplayLink displays.

    In short, until DisplayLink and Apple have further updates for 10.9, DisplayLink users should avoid the upgrade to 10.9 if possible.

  3. DisplayLink’s OS X 2.1 driver relies on system CPU and not GPU processing, so the video and application-specific notes in our previous blog post, DisplayLink USB Graphics and OS X Limitations, remain relevant.

The bottom line is that DisplayLink 2.1 fixes a number of larger bugs relating to ethernet and dual display outputs under OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” and provides initial support for OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. This makes our USB 3.0 docking station products a whole lot better on OS X. Just keep in mind that this is still in beta, and it may introduce its own little quirks.

Additional details and the driver .dmg download are here:
DisplayLink 2.1 OS X Beta Forum.

We’re here to help and we welcome your questions. Email support@plugable.com anytime, or just comment below. Thanks for going out of your way for Plugable products!

Plugable UD-3900 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Universal Docking Station with Dual Video Outputs for Windows 8.... Product Details
$109.00

Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Universal Docking Station for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP (HDMI and DV... Product Details
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New Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station (with Dual Monitor Support)

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest UD-3900 USB 3.0 Universal Laptop / Tablet docking station, adding an additional HDMI port to our UD-3000 docking station, currently the #1 selling Laptop Docking Station on Amazon.com.

Using DisplayLink’s top-of-the-line DL-3900 chipset, this unit offers all the functionality the DisplayLink chip has to offer, plus the latest VL812 USB 3.0 hub chipset from Via Labs for extra available USB ports.

Here are the two models side-by-side

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We’re excited to add this integrated, more cost-effective option for getting two extra displays (plus lots of other functions), all via a single USB 3.0 cable.

For both of these models, support is currently for Windows only. DisplayLink has new Mac drivers version 2.1 coming in future weeks which will allow us to update our recommendation for Mac.

And if you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment below or email us at support@plugable.com – we’re happy to help. Thanks!

Where to Buy

Plugable UD-3900 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Universal Docking Station with Dual Video Outputs for Windows 8.... Product Details
$109.00

Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Universal Docking Station for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP (HDMI and DV... Product Details
$89.00

DisplayLink Releases New Windows Driver Version 7.2 M0

Yesterday DisplayLink released the latest driver v7.2 M0 for Windows. We’ve been testing it here at Plugable and so far the results are very positive. Among other things, we’re excited that it fixes a number of recent compatibility and performance issues found with Windows 8 Metro apps. We recommend downloading this driver version for all USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Plugable display adapters and laptop docking stations, for all versions of Windows.

Download DisplayLink Windows Driver v7.2 M0

Note: The DisplayLink installer will uninstall older DisplayLink drivers, update firmware on the device, and install new drivers. This will result in a few minutes of on/off blank screens and Windows Plug and Play complaining about no driver in the middle of the process. Wait for the install to complete, and reboot to finish it off.

So far we’ve been able to confirm the following key fixes for this driver release:

  • Fixed issues with Metro apps sometimes taking an extra 10-15s to open on any screen when DisplayLink drivers are installed. In our testing we experienced no delays opening Metro apps.
  • Fixed an issue with a recent Chrome update causing the browser to hang when driver v7.1 is installed on the system. 7.2 is now compatible with the latest version of Chrome.
  • Fixed an issue on Win 8 with Metro video playback apps not working when in the presence of DisplayLink driver. We were able to play Netflix and Hulu via the Metro app after upgrading to 7.2 (make sure to reboot after upgrade)
  • 7.2 is now compatible with devices using the newer Intel Atom chipsets with PowerVR graphics (the Clovertrail and Medfield lines). These are typically on low-end Windows 8 tablets. Keep in mind that these PowerVR based devices have a total display size limitation (which includes the native screen) of 4096×4096, so will that’ll typically only be enough for 1 external monitor to be used.

Issues:

  • 7.2 also includes a re-vamped NIC driver and firmware for the UD-3000 docking station. In our testing we’ve hit one specific scenario that causes the dock to disconnect from the host machine – after we perform speedtest.net tests repeatedly, the upload speed eventually reaches 0, and connected displays begin to flash on and off. But we weren’t able to reproduce this problem through normal usage of the dock, even after downloading/uploading large files. We’re waiting to hear back from DisplayLink for further details on this issue.
  • 7.2 M0 does not solve the existing problem where full-screen DirectX 11 games will not run in the presence of DisplayLink drivers (on any screen). Games must be run windowed (if they have that option), or DisplayLink drivers must be uninstalled and re-installed after.

DisplayLink lists the following fixes in the release notes for 7.2:

  • Ethernet connection lost when setting MAC address to ‘not present’.
  • Temporary screen corruption when changing mode from extend to clone.
  • Some web-based video streaming services like Netflix may sometimes not work on DisplayLink screens.
  • Ethernet packets corruption.
  • On Windows XP sometimes DisplayLink monitors may remain in power save mode until replug after resuming computer from sleep.
  • Ethernet packets with incorrect MAC address being sent from DisplayLink dock.
  • Image quality very poor for high fps video.
  • Metro applications on Windows 8 take up to 10 seconds to open.
  • Blue screen when rebooting first time after installation of DisplayLink drivers.
  • USB port stops responding after replugging DisplayLink device.
  • Large frame sent over Ethernet using DisplayLink device trigger network errors.
  • Wake On Lan doesn’t work on Windows 8.
  • Ethernet doesn’t work after computer is resumed from sleep using Wake On Lan.
  • Disabling Wake On Lan with magic packets is not honoured.

We’d appreciate any feedback you have on the 7.2 drivers. If you run into any issues just comment below or e-mail us at support@plugable.com, we’d be glad to help!

USB Graphics Support on Mac Gets A Double Boost

USB is the easiest way to connect one or more extra monitors to a computer, but drivers are required to make it all work.

Two events this week have made attaching multiple monitors to Mac OS X systems better:

  1. On Thursday March 14th, Apple released OS X 10.8.3, which fixed some key bugs in Mac OS X support for multiple displays. Fixes include avoiding potentially show-stopping login screen issues. Some smaller Apple bugs remain, including that drag/drop may get hung at times. A sleep/wake cycle kicks OS X out of that state. Also, as of 10.8.3 OS X doesn’t yet support USB 3.0 audio devices. So USB 3.0 docks and HDMI adapters won’t have any audio function (via USB 3.0; connecting via USB 2.0 will work).
  2. Today, March 22nd, DisplayLink has promoted their V 2.0 driver series out of beta. For the first time, DisplayLink’s driver for Mac OS X now has support for USB 3.0-generation DisplayLink devices, like the Plugable UD-3000 Universal Laptop Docking station, and Plugable USB3-HDMI-DVI Graphics Adapter. The DisplayLink drivers still do not support OpenGL applications on the USB-attached screen, but for normal web and business application use, they’re great for enabling multiple monitors and projectors on a Mac.

We’ve been testing these new releases on our Macs here, and while things aren’t perfect, these are huge steps forward, — we are really excited about the improvements.

DisplayLink’s latest Mac OS X drivers are available here.

If you have any questions, feel free to post here and we’ll be happy to help. Thanks for going out of your way for Plugable products!

Fedora 18 and DisplayLink USB 2.0 Graphics Adapters

With the recent release of Fedora 18, we have been testing the many changes and improvements to the DisplayLink software stack that have landed for this latest version of the popular open-source distribution. A large amount of work has gone into improving functionality and ease of use with DisplayLink USB Graphics devices. Most of these changes are not Fedora-specific, but are present in all recent versions of the Linux kernel and Xorg display server. Unfortunately, DisplayLink support is still far from perfect under Linux, but it has come a long way in recent months. What follow is an account of what we saw while testing an assortment of our USB Display Adapters and docking stations under Fedora 18.

The system we used for testing is a custom-built PC with the following specifications:
Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge
ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
8GB DDR3 RAM

Additionally, we performed tests using both the built-in Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics(using Intel’s Open Source driver) and a Nvidia GeForce GT 430(using the Nouveau Open Source graphics driver).

Note: We have yet to perform any testing using the Nvidia proprietary driver, but results for those tests will be posted as soon as they are completed.

There are 2 primary use-cases for USB Graphics on Linux. The most common one is to connect a greater number of Monitors than your computer has ports for, the other use-case is to set-up a Multi-Seat environment in which multiple users each have access to their own, separate desktop session while sharing the same computer. Fedora currently decides automatically if the device that you have connected to your PC should work as a multi-monitor or multi-seat device. What this mean is that our docking stations are automatically assigned to a separate desktop session, and there is no easy way to make them operate in multi-monitor mode(a how-to on switching a docking station to multi-monitor mode will be added to this blog post at a later time). Likewise, our USB Display Adapters will automatically work as multi-monitor devices and manual configuration is required to change this behavior. With these limitations in mind, I have split the rest of this article into 2 categories.

Multi-Monitor (UGA-125, UGA-165, UGA-2K-A, USB2-HDMI, USB-VGA-165)

The Multi-Monitor user experience has improved in many ways from previous versions of Fedora, but there are also a number of bugs that can seriously hurt a user’s enjoyment of this technology. Using the Intel Ivy Bridge graphics, we were able to connect a UGA-165 and a UGA-2K-A to our system and to a DVI display, and the display was instantly recognized in System Settings->Monitors. We were then able to enable said display, and set-up its position in our virtual desktop, and just like that, we had a working secondary display running of USB.

Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ended, there are a number of bugs that still plague this setup. For starters, we were only able to do this on the Intel Ivy Bridge graphics, when we attempted to do the same thing on the Nvidia card running Nouveau, all we saw was corrupted graphics on the USB display along with a severe performance slow down on the main display. Additionally, booting the system with a DisplayLink device connected will result in the primary monitor never reaching the login manager, so the DisplayLink device needs to be connected once you have made it into the desktop session. Finally, if you log out of your desktop session with a DisplayLink device still connected, the login manager will also fail to re-appear on your primary display. On the GUI/Ease of use side of things, we ran into problems with selecting the proper resolution for our display, no matter what display we connected to our USB Display Adapters we only had the option to set it to 800×600 or 1024×768.

As far as performance goes, a non-composite desktop will obviously render the best results. A full gnome-shell session was certainly usable on our setup, but moving windows around was choppy. Switching to fallback mode provided a much smoother experience. Scrolling websites was also very smooth, and video playback is varied. YouTube video played at an acceptable frame-rate, even when going full-screen(at 360p or 480p), but VLC gave some odd issues in which new video frames would stop rendering if we expanded the window past a certain size.

Multi-Seat (UD-160-A, UD-160-M, DC-125)

Multi-seat has not changed much functionality-wise since Fedora 17, however, many bugs have been fixed. We were able to connect a few DC-125s and UD-160s to our Fedora 18 box and login managers spawned on their respective screens with no issues. A major issue we encountered on Fedora 17 has been resolved with these release.  We were able to boot our PC with multiple docking stations connected and they all initialized properly, none of them were sent to that dreaded green screen we sometimes saw before. Unlike the Mutli-Monitor scenario, Multi-seat worked with no issues on both the Intel and Nvidia graphics chipsets.

The performance of gnome-shell still leaves a lot to be desired when running on these USB Graphics chips, but switching to fallback mode fixes these issues. As a stress-test we even ran a Youtube video(at 480p) on each of our thin-clients and the experience was fairly smooth across the board, scaling this is obviously CPU-constrained.

With all of that said, it is pretty clear that there are still quite a few issues surrounding DisplayLink graphics under Linux, mostly in the Multi-Monitor use-case. If you are an Open Source Kernel or User-Space developer that would like to help improve this situation, we’d like to point you to our Plugable Open Source Hardware Samples Program where you may sign up to receive free sample hardware to help on your development efforts.

Plugable UD-3000 Firmware Upgrade (for Windows 8)

Update 12/24/2012 – All Plugable UD-3000 Universal Laptop Docking Stations purchased from Amazon after Dec 24, 2012 already have the update mentioned in this article. If you purchased after that date, please skip this article. Email support@plugable.com anytime if you’re having trouble with any Plugable product. Thanks!

A nice thing about the Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station is all the internal firmware is upgradable, so you can keep the unit up to date as USB 3.0 and other support evolves.

Background

That’s critical for things like Windows 8, which has tighter requirements and assumes having the latest firmware and drivers up and down the USB 3.0 stack of hardware and software for best results. If possible, you’ll want to upgrade several components to make sure you have the latest: motherboard BIOS, USB host controller firmware, chipset drivers, xhci host controller and root hub drivers, and device firmware, and device drivers for all your USB 3.0 devices.

Here we’re talking about one part of that: updating the Plugable UD-3000 firmware.

The two main chips in the UD-3000 dock are from DisplayLink (graphics, audio, and network) and VIA (USB 3.0 hub). The DisplayLink part is the only one that needs a 3rd party software driver to be installed, and the DisplayLink firmware is nice in that it gets upgraded automatically when you install a new DisplayLink Windows driver version. So we don’t need to worry about that.

The USB 3.0 hub firmware is upgraded separately, however — and it’s a requirement for Windows 8, or else Windows 8 can end up in an error state (code 43 on the xhci root hub) where all USB 3.0 ports are disabled until reboot (USB 2.0 ports are fine). Here’s what you need to upgrade the UD-3000 to firmware version 9.82 or higher for better Windows 8 compatibility.

Requirements

To update the firmware, the UD-3000 needs to be connected to a working USB 3.0 port of a Windows machine.

This gets difficult if you’re running Windows 8 and are having the problem above (if the UD-3000 isn’t being seen by Windows). The firmware update utility won’t even be able to talk to the device.

The best workaround is to get a Windows 7, Vista, or XP machine with USB 3.0 support – you’ll be able to flash the firmware with that, enabling it to work with windows 8.

Another workaround if you have an Intel USB 3.0 host controller is to replace the Microsoft-provided Windows 8 USB stack with Intel’s, which solves the issues. You can then flash the UD-3000 firmware and go back to the Microsoft stack if you like.

If these options won’t work for you, just email your Amazon order number to support@plugable.com and we’ll find another option to get you up and running.

Checking your current version

All UD-3000 units purchased on Amazon.com after Dec 19, 2012 will have this update already applied. If you purchased at an earlier time or are unsure, you can easily check its firmware version.

Start by downloading the Plugable UD-3000 firmware utility here:

http://plugable.s3.amazonaws.com/bin/UD-3000/Plugable_UD_3000_VL811_FW0983_20121213.exe

Open and run the installer. Note this utility is for updating VIA hubs in general, but the firmware bundled in the download link above is specific to the UD-3000.

The firmware utility must be installed first. You can take the defaults on all the pages of the install wizard. Once installed, the firmware utility should run automatically. To run it manually, you can find it in your programs as the “USB 3 Hub Firmware Upgrade Tool” (usb3hubfwupgrade.exe).

The tool will warn that you need to have the hub (the UD-3000) plugged into a USB 3.0 port (won’t work on USB 2.0). Note that if Windows sees the hub on Windows 8, the update can be done there too. Make sure you remove any other VIA USB 3.0 hubs, other than the UD-3000 itself.

Once started, you should see your device found. If not, make sure power to the UD-3000 is on (blue LED on front is on) and that you’re on a USB 3.0 port. Click “Scan Devices” after any change to look again for the UD-3000. If you still don’t see it, there may be a USB 3.0 problem — email us at support@plugable.com.

The firmware version shown above (V9.22) is an example of one that should be updated for Windows 8 compatibility. If you’re already on version V9.82 or above (the version in our update), skip the steps below and if you’re still having any problems, just email support@plugable.com and we’ll figure it out.

Updating the firmware

Click the “Start Upgrade” and you’ll quickly get the upgrade message

Remove the power plug to the UD-3000, then plug back in and “Scan Devices”. You should now see that the firmware version has been updated.

That’s it! The Plugable UD-3000 is now on the latest firmware and can have a much happier coexistence with Windows 8.

If any problems come up during or after this process, we’ll get you through it. Just email your Amazon order # to support@plugable.com .

We’d also love to hear about your experiences (good and bad), as they help us improve these steps. Please comment below. Thank you!

Plugable’s USB 3.0 Docking Station: Setup and Use

See below for a great 3rd party video (created by @wwjoshdew) on setup and use of our new Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 docking station.

We’re super excited about this product – it shows off what USB 3.0 can do, in a single integrated package. It’s a great way to get an extra display, gigabit network connection, audio, and lots of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports — all fully powered on their own, and with just a single USB 3.0 cable back to your Windows PC. Check out the video for more, and as always, feel free to comment with any questions.

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DisplayLink 5.6 M1 Driver on Windows Update

Microsoft’s Windows Update system has been updated to the latest DisplayLink 5.6 M1 Driver (5.6.31854.0 dated 2011/04/18). If you used Windows Update previously to get your driver, you were getting version 5.5.

This update is compatible with and applies to all Plugable USB graphics adapters and docks.

This is great news, as this new version includes a few important fixes and features, and many small ones. Details below.

Notes

  • Windows 7 makes Windows Update for hardware automatic, but it can be enabled for Vista and XP also
  • The update will automatically be triggered by Windows when it sees a new device. Or for an existing device, you can trigger Windows Update manually, and look for DisplayLink’s drivers among the “Optional” updates.

Important Features/Fixes from 5.5 to 5.6 M1

  • Fix for software-triggered screen freezes (which required system reboot or service restart)
  • Support for Windows Server SKUs (with Aero installed and enabled)
  • Better compatibility with nVidia and ATI GPUs
  • Improved compatibility with newer DirectX apps

Full changelist from DisplayLink

C1. Fixed issues between R5.6 (5.6.31721.0) and R5.6 M1 (5.6.31854.0)
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If the reboot prompt after install is ignored on Windows XP, then the
DisplayLink monitor set to mirror may display corrupted data. (10953)

After installing DisplayLink software on some systems with switchable graphics
architectures, the main monitor may be dimmed and not responsive until reboot.
(10534)

Monitor details were not being updated in “Devices and Printers” folder when
changing the monitors connected to DisplayLink device. (9917)

DisplayLink monitors may flash occasionally when playing fullscreen videos on
several stations. (11173)

On Windows XP after installing DisplayLink drivers several reboot cycles may be
requested. (11079)

C1. Fixed issues between R5.5 (5.5.27797) and R5.6 (5.6.31721.0)
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DisplayLink Software upgraded through Windows Update will not work correctly
after rebooting the system (issue affecting releases R5.3 to R5.4 on Windows
update). (9658)

Blue screen on Windows 7 on some platforms when rebooting after having applied
layout changes. (9631)

The DisplayLink GUI stops functioning correctly after switching GPU on some
ATI/Intel hybrid systems. (10065, 10106)

Sometimes there are two DisplayLink icons present in the system tray. (9807)

Sometimes the DisplayLink icon is missing in the system tray. (9545, 9837)

Video in Basic Mode not working with the latest Windows updates on both Windows
Vista and Windows 7. (1609)

Video playback issues on Microsoft Windows 7 with the latest NVIDIA Drivers.
(10061)

A DisplayLink USB monitor could occasionally remain blank after a PC reboot.
(9622)

DirectX 9 games could crash when running on a primary, non DisplayLink, screen.
(10027)

DisplayLink software fails to install on NVidia Quadro FX 880M graphics card.
(9637)

On Windows 7 Windows Photo Viewer may show corruption when a DisplayLink
monitor is mirroring the main screen. (9612)

On some systems with switchable graphics architectures disconnecting
a DisplayLink monitor may cause main monitor to be switched off. (9750, 9747)

Screen corruption while performing the Aero 3D flip (Windows+tab) interface
effect. (10425)

Blue screen when restarting with a connected DisplayLink screen in Projector
Only mode. (10457)

After a series of layout changes the DisplayLink screens can sometimes freeze
while the DisplayLink GUI loses functionality. (10489)

2 DisplayLink GUIs are shown in the system tray after installation. (10504)

Blue screen when using a DisplayLink device for the first time on some Optimus
configurations. (10700)

On some Optimus configurations, rebooting with a DisplayLink device connected
causes the DisplayLink screens to remain black with a blinking mouse pointer.
(10701, 10702)

Screen corruption when using 3D GUI effects on DisplayLink screens in some
display configurations. (9611, 10425)

Screen corruption on DisplayLink screens while using some applications after a
transition from projector mode to duplicate. (9612)

Video in Basic Mode not working with the latest Windows updates on both Windows
Vista and Windows 7. (1609)

In rare scenarios a DisplayLink monitor may freeze. (10230)

DisplayLink USB monitor could occasionally remain blank after a PC reboot.
(9622)

Blue screen when playing video on multiple clients. (6309, 9442)

SRC Shell application crashed when playing video clip. (10212)

When the logon screen is displayed, occasionally the DisplayLink displays are
frozen and only updated by the mouse pointer. (10044)

On some switchable systems the main screen flashes continuously after
installing the DisplayLink driver or after connecting the DisplayLink device.
(10653)

Corruption is shown while moving the cursor near the edge of a window on top of
a Windows Media Player window. (10752)

Incorrect/missing Windows Update error reporting from the DisplayLink GUI.
(10523)

Sometimes a Windows XP computer with DisplayLink drivers installed will hang
while starting. (9607)

On some nVidia Optimus systems the DisplayLink display will remain black
immediately after installing the DisplayLink drivers. A reboot recovers from
this issue. (10785)

On some machines Windows falls into endless reboot loop after installation of
DisplayLink drivers. (10918)

Timing not compliant with the CEA861D specification. (10952)