[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 […]
Category Archives: Installing
What if you could plug in a USB adapter, not have to install any drivers, and stream audio wirelessly to speakers 10 meters or more away … That’s what our new wireless audio product enables, and the homebrew video below shows how the product connected, paired, and configured on a Windows 7 PC.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Attach your new Plugable USB graphics adapter to a Win 7 PC. What happens? .. driver is found and downloaded from Microsoft’s Windows Update system… … and a DisplayLink EULA and a bunch of screen flashes later … Windows 7 and a network connection takes care of it. No driver disk needed.
Windows 7 and Vista have Windows Update on by default, as do most recent Windows XP machines. So when a new USB device arrives, the system is able to go out to the Internet and check Microsoft’s huge library of drivers to find a match — a great plug and play experience for devices like […]
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 […]
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 […]