Category Archives: Installing

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 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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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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Upgraded Plugable Universal Docking Station

The Plugable Universal Docking Station is getting some minor but nice upgrades to the latest chips for each function. All new units shipped from March 1, 2010 forward have these new features: Upgraded the DisplayLink DL-160 to the newer DL-165 Previous maximum resolution was 1680×1050, now 1920×1080 Moved from two 4-port NEC USB hubs internally […]

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UD-160-A automatic driver download and install via Windows Update

Here’s the result when you connect the Plugable UD-160-A universal laptop docking station to a completely fresh Windows 7 system: Windows automatically finds, downloads, and installs drivers for all the devices on the dock — the built-in USB C-Media audio, ASIX ethernet, DisplayLink graphics functions are all supported. *NO* driver disks to find, no web […]

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Linux USB multiseat audio support

Here’s how to add audio support on top of the previous instructions for getting USB multiseat running on Linux, with a Plugable UD-160-A type device. Add the following line to the bottom of the /lib/udev/rules.d/50-usbseat.rules file created per the previous instructions. KERNEL==”control*”, SUBSYSTEM==”sound”, SUBSYSTEMS==”usb”, PROGRAM=”/bin/cat /sys/%p/../../../../../devnum”, SYMLINK+=”usbseat/%c/sound” Then create a new /etc/X11/Xsession.d/50usbseat file which will […]

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