Category Archives: Product

DisplayLink and nVidia Driver Compatibility Update

[updated 12/3 – DisplayLink has released driver version 5.5 M1 (Dec 3, 2010) which appears to resolve all these outstanding nVidia issues. See details … ] nVidia’s latest Win7/Vista drivers (October 18, 2010 and later) conflict with existing DisplayLink drivers (version 5.5 Sept 29th and earlier), causing video playback and some 3D applications to not […]

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Plugable’s New 10-Port USB 2.0 Hub

A lot of USB hubs end up looking like a porcupine on your desk – wires going in all directions. So we’re excited to launch a hub with a lots of expandability (10 ports), but with a simple and clean design. Full USB 2.0/1.1 performance and compatibility. No compromises. Works on all platforms with no […]

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How Well Does the New MacBook Air Work with DisplayLink?

DisplayLink USB 2.0 graphics adapters are the easiest way to get multiple monitors attached to a laptop, especially one with limited connectivity. USB is ubiquitous, and you can always add an inexpensive USB hub to get more ports. But compatibility with the Mac has been hit-and-miss. Mac OS has no special support for USB graphics […]

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Howto: ASIX 88178 USB Ethernet Adapter on Ubuntu 10.10 Linux

[update Dec 2011: Linux kernel 3.2 rc3 and later “just work” (with config USB_NET_AX8817X), so the following steps are not needed.] Support for these devices has been in the Linux kernel since kernel 2.6.21 (file /drivers/net/usb/asix.c). However, prior to version 3.2, this driver fails to find an IP address, and comes up “disconnected” To get […]

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DisplayLink Releases Updated Windows Driver (version 5.5)

DisplayLink has released an updated Windows Driver (version 5.5, dated September 29th, 2010), which is available for download here. This update is compatible with all of Plugable’s products with DisplayLink-based USB graphics. This is a must-have update for all with machines with ATI/AMD as their primary graphics controller, as it works around serious issues introduced […]

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DisplayLink Releases New Mac Driver Beta (1.6 Beta 3)

DisplayLink has released an updated beta of their version 1.6 Mac drivers, available for download from their Mac forums. This is the first update in quite a few months, so it’s a good sign for Mac users. The main feature of the new beta are fixes for some problems experienced on resume from sleep. In […]

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Happy Birthday Plugable!

Plugable Technologies brought its first product to market a year ago this month. We’re humbled by and extremely appreciative of the more than 2000 customers we’ve served since then. Thank you!! As a way of celebrating, we’re dropping prices on two of our lead products, just for a limited time from now until September 30th. […]

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What’s the Best PC for Running Multiple DisplayLink USB Monitors?

One of our customers is building a six monitor setup on their PC for stock trading and ESignal Qcharts. They asked: “What is the best Windows laptop and/or desktop to run six Plugable USB graphics adapters to get six monitors simultaneously on a single PC?” It’s a great question, because there are definitely ways to […]

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DisplayLink Linux kernel driver (udlfb) updates slated for 2.6.37

The latest set of patches for udlfb, the Linux kernel framebuffer driver for DisplayLink chips, has been submitted and looks on track for kernel 2.6.37. This will catch the kernel up to everything on http://git.plugable.com/ Linux is a big and constantly shifting platform. With our USB graphics products (and generally for DisplayLink based products, since […]

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Google Nexus One Phone and Plugable’s Universal Dock

Sven Killig has posted a few more bits of his cool Google Nexus One USB host mode work, this time running with the Plugable Universal Docking Station. This setup uses the udlfb DisplayLink Linux driver work from here (git.plugable.com) and a bunch of other components Sven has developed or pulled together, to turn the phone […]

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