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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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Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server 2010 Announced

Microsoft has announced their Windows solution that’s similar to Linux multiseat: Windows Server Multipoint 2010. Architecturally, it’s actually similar to running several VNC clients in loopback mode on the same Linux server. See Microsoft’s “Unlimited Potential” blog for more information from Microsoft. “Unlimited” is over the top, but there’s certainly unfulfilled potential for multiseat (my […]

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udlfb 0.4.0

[Update Dec 29, 2011: udlfb was promoted from the staging to the mainline kernel tree in 2.6.38. And in kernel 3.3 pagefault detection and console are enabled by default. See all our udlfb posts for the latest news.] [Update March 14, 2010: udlfb versions have moved to being released with the Linux kernel. Update on […]

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udlfb

A working branch of the kernel’s udlfb Displaylink kernel framebuffer driver. Merges existing udlfb with enhancements from displaylink-mod and displaylinkfb as a base for further work. The goal of all this is to get the driver in shape to move from staging into the mainline Linux kernel. Download Grab the latest version tagged snapshot from […]

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