Category Archives: Installing

nVidia drivers Oct 2012 and Later vs. DisplayLink Dec 2012 and Earlier

We’re seeing a number of reports that nVidia’s drivers for certain chipsets dated October 2012 and later have problems in the presence of DisplayLink drivers. When things like this have happened in the past, DisplayLink has released updates which “catch up” to nVidia’s newer drivers. Unfortunately, as of the current DisplayLink release (7.1 M0 just […]

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Wired Ethernet Connectivity for the Microsoft Surface

UPDATE 5/12/2014: The information below is out of date. Beyond Microsoft asking us to remove the driver download, this process will no longer work on Windows 8.1 due to the driver not being signed for use on Windows 8.1. When you first plug in a USB Ethernet adapter (and network cable), the Surface will not […]

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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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Unleash the Easy Transfer Cable

With the introduction of Windows 8.1, this information is out of date. For upgrading to a Windows 8.1 computer using the Bravura Easy Computer Sync software, see here. For using the Windows Easy Transfer software to upgrade to a Windows 7 or 8 computer, see here. The simplest way to move files from one PC […]

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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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Howto: Installing ASIX’s USB Gigabit Ethernet Driver on Mac OS X Lion 10.7

If you plug one of our Plugable USB2-E1000 USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapters or others based on the ASIX 88178 chipset into an Mac Lion system, Apple will match it with the Apple Gigabit Ethernet driver that’s included in Lion. But things often fail on non-Apple adapters in a confusing way: it will show […]

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Installing a USB Serial Adapter on Mac OS X

The easiest way to go about installing our Plugable USB to Serial adapter is by starting with the device. If you want to verify that the adapter and the driver were installed properly click here Connect the device to the Mac. Once connected click on the Apple icon and on ‘About This Mac’ Click on […]

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Installing the Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter on Windows 7

Windows 7 will detect and pop up a wizard to install drivers when our Plugable USB to Serial adapter is plugged in, but it’s also easy (as essential on other operating systems) to install the driver software first. Here’s how. Get the driver from: https://plugable.com/drivers/prolific/ You’ll want to download the driver and unzip it anywhere […]

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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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