Tag Archives: dc-125

DisplayLink USB 2.0 Graphics Adapters on Linux – 2014 Edition

A little over a year ago I wrote a blog post discussing the state of USB Graphics on Linux systems, specifically, Fedora 18. What follows is an update on the situation, looking at both Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 13.10, and examining how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. The […]

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Multiseat Drivers

Depending on your operating system, driver installation procedures will vary. Plugable’s USB Zero Client multiseat terminals are supported on the following operating systems: Windows Multipoint Server 2012 Windows Multipoint Server 2011 Fedora 18 Userful Linux Windows Multipoint Server 2011 & 2012 For Windows Multipoint Server (WMS) 2011 & 2012, the OSBase driver is the only […]

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New Distros and Linux Automatic USB Multiseat Support

OpenSUSE and ArchLinux appear to be making good progress on integrating the latest version of systemd, which is a central element of Linux’s new Automatic USB multiseat support — letting you turn one machine into many with plug and play USB terminals. Since this is all open source, we expect the porting process will happen […]

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DisplayLink USB Devices on Linux Kernel 3.4.0

Linux kernel 3.4.0 is the first to include a new driver for DisplayLink-based USB 2.0 devices, called “udl”. udl is a port of the udlfb driver to Linux’s DRM architecture. David Airlie is doing this work, and the potential is very exciting. Eventually, this architecture will lead to a host of advantages, including GPU-accelerated 3D […]

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Fedora 17’s Secret Turbo Boost Button

Fedora 17’s out-of-the-box plug and play USB multiseat is awesome for sharing one system with many users — but there’s a way to dramatically boost performance and scalability, by changing the Fedora defaults. Background Fedora 17 continues to default to GNOME 3, which assumes the presence of powerful 3D hardware. If that’s not the case […]

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Howto: DisplayLink USB Single Monitor on Linux

Unfortunately, Linux doesn’t support multiple graphics adapters the way Windows does, which means you can’t just plug in USB graphics adapters and expect them to extend your desktop (the good news is there is progress on this support). What is possible, however, is running a single DisplayLink adapter, or several with a Xinerama or multiseat […]

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Choosing a Docking Station

We offer 2 models of Universal Docking Station, and often get questions about which one to buy. Here’s a side-by-side comparison. Let us know if you have any questions! Both enable adding an extra monitor, speakers, and other devices to any brand of laptop (no more expensive proprietary docks!) with a single USB cable to […]

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Plugable DC-125 USB Zero Clients Save Money for K-12

One of our K-12 customers was kind enough to send “their story” of deploying Windows Multipoint Server 2011 with Plugable DC-125 Docking Clients, for this 2011-2012 school year. It’s amazing how few people know about the possibilities of turning one computer into many with simple USB terminals. We’re hoping more stories like this will get […]

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Turning One Computer Into Four With Userful and Plugable

Modern PCs have spare computing power. If it were possible to share a PC among many users, you could save a significant amount of money and energy. There is a new generation of simple USB hardware devices, and operating system software which support them, which now enable this. Our Plugable DC-125 Docking Station is one […]

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Plugable’s New DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client

Today we’re launching the Plugable DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client. We’re really excited about this product. It has a clean, simple design. Power-sipping, so it can be powered by a standard USB 2.0 connection alone. Because it’s “just” a collection of USB 2.0 devices, it’s enormously flexible. And because of the simplicity, we’ve been able […]

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