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SparkFun: Corporate Hero

If there’s a corporate recipe for Plugable Technologies, it’s taking a blend of Linksys, Belkin, Kensington, and mixing in a heavy dose of a secret ingredient: SparkFun. SparkFun is a true corporate hero – bootstrapping from zero, innovating fundamentally, serving customers fanatically, thinking differently, building locally, selling internationally, staying lean, and growing and succeeding organically. […]

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X.Org Server 1.8 Release Candidate 2

X.Org has announced RC2 of the 1.8 server release for Linux and other *nix operating systems. 1.8 contains several new features and configuration capabilities that will form the foundation of future USB multiseat work. In effect, USB multiseat has been waiting for this work to stabilize and get into the distros (of which Fedora 13 […]

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DisplayLink Snow Leopard 64-bit Support in Beta

DisplayLink has just released an updated beta OS X driver with Snow Leopard 64-bit support. Previously, Snow Leopard users had to be careful to stick with a 32-bit kernel to use DisplayLink devices. This driver removes that limitation. The beta drivers are available from DisplayLink here: http://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268 These drivers work on all of Plugable’s laptop […]

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Update on DisplayLink Linux support (udlfb in 2.6.34)

[Update Jan 2011: Udlfb was promoted from the staging tree to the main kernel (in drivers/video/udlfb.c) in 2.6.38. See documentation in the kernel tree at Documentation/fb/udlfb.txt] A 10-part udlfb patch series with several enhancements were recently accepted into the Linux kernel staging tree of 2.6.34. Greg’s maintainer patch series passing them on starts here. This […]

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Plugable’s USB 2.0 Graphics Adapter (DisplayLink DL-195)

Plugable’s new USB 2.0 Graphics Adapter is now available on Amazon.com. The DisplayLink DL-195 chip inside this adapter is the best high-end chip out there for adding a display over USB. And because it pushes USB 2.0 and analog VGA to their limits, it isn’t likely to be beaten by any other chip in the […]

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Plugable Storage Dock – External USB 2.0 to SATA 2.5 and 3.5 inch, All-in-one Memory Card Reader, and USB Hub

Features Buy bulk/bare SATA drives with USB 2 dock now, move them to a USB 3 dock in the future Comprehensive external solution for docking SATA I/II drives, flash memory cards, and USB memory Connect one SATA drive, 4 memory cards of different types, and 2 USB drives — all at once High speed USB […]

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Plugable USB 2.0 HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 2048×1152

Connect extra displays to nearly any computer (one adapter required per monitor) with USB 2.0. VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitors, projectors, and TV’s connect through the top-of-the-line DisplayLink DL-195 chip, with resolutions up to 2048×1152 using this USB graphics adapter.

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Preparing more udlfb patches for linux-next

There are limits on how much a small device company can and should do in contributing to open source driver support. But with a historical connection to DisplayLink and more products coming with the technology included, contributing what we can to the generic DisplayLink driver on Linux makes some sense. Also note this driver is […]

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Take your pick: standard or custom displaylink X drivers both work now

[update May 3, 2012: Support for using fb_defio and the standard, generic X fbdev driver is enabled by default, working, and stable with kernel 3.3 (at least). You’ll get lower CPU consumption and latency with DAMAGE notifications, but on many systems (especially higher end), fbdev is great. And because not everything supports DAMAGE, generic fbdev […]

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