Category Archives: Display

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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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 […]

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New DisplayLink Driver Released for Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

[Update July 2011: Lion is now out! And DisplayLink has an updated beta 3 driver available at the same location as below. The final version of Lion unfortunately has introduced several significant issues with USB graphics. For the most up to date information, see our support forum at http://support.plugable.com/plugable/topics/osx_lion_and_usb_2_0_display_adapter] DisplayLink has released an updated Mac […]

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DisplayLink Releases Beta of Windows Server Support (2003, 2008, 2008 R2)

On Jan 1, 2011, DisplayLink released the first beta of their version 5.6 Windows drivers. The most significant feature in this release is Windows Server support: Windows Server 2003 (32-bit only – same as DisplayLink’s XP drivers) Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 and derivatives like Windows Multipoint Server 2011 (64-bit, since R2 […]

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DisplayLink Releases New 5.5 M1 Windows Driver

This release is especially important for users of the latest nVidia drivers (versions later than 258.96) on Windows 7 and Vista, because these recent nVidia drivers conflict with earlier DisplayLink drivers in the area of DirectX functionality. We’re recommending that affected users download this latest DisplayLink 5.5 M1 (Dec 3, 2010) release or any later […]

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Two New DisplayLink USB Graphics Adapters

[Update: We’ve been able to lower the price on our UGA-165, and will be discontinuing the USB-VGA-165 and the UGA-125.] The UGA-165 delivers resolutions up 1920×1080 / 1600×1200 over both analog (VGA) and digital (DVI) connections using DisplayLink’s most cost-effective mid-range DL-165 chip, now at a lower price. We’re filling out our line of DisplayLink […]

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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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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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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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