What Products Require DisplayLink Drivers to Function?
- At this time we use DisplayLink USB Graphics chipsets in all of our USB 2.0 and 3.0 graphics adapters and docking station products. These products require DisplayLink drivers to function correctly.
- These drivers may be installed with or without the hardware present yet. The final configuration will then be completed automatically when hardware is plugged in.
- Please be aware that it is perfectly normal to have your monitors briefly flash black once or more during installation and a reboot may be required to complete installation.
- Currently only some of our USB-C docking station products, and none of our Thunderbolt™ 3 products utilize DisplayLink technology.
- The following products do not require DisplayLink drivers: TBT3-UDV, TBT3-UD1/TBT3-UD1-83, TBT3-DP2X/TBT3-DP2X-83, TBT3-HDMI2X/TBT3-HDMI2X-83, UD-CAM, UD-CA1/UD-CA1A, or USBC-MD101.
Windows 10, 8.1/8, Windows 7
- The most current Plugable validated DisplayLink drivers for Windows can be downloaded here:
DisplayLink Windows Driver Version 9.0 M1
- Our USB 2.0 universal docking stations (such as the UD-160-A and the UD-PRO8) require an additional Ethernet driver that can be downloaded here:
USB Network (ASIX 88772A driver)
- ChromeOS has built-in support for most DisplayLink-based devices. No driver install is needed.
- See DisplayLink’s Chromebook page for more detail.
Mac Important Information
- Before installing an updated DisplayLink driver on Mac, previous versions must first be uninstalled followed by a system reboot.
- For detailed macOS 10.1x.x installation instructions click here.
- Please note, macOS 10.13 and later requires users to manually approve 3rd party extensions (drivers). Step-by-step instructions for doing so can be found in our blog post here.
For DisplayLink drivers, sometimes they need to be uninstalled and reinstalled before they will show up in Gatekeeper to approve.
- For users of macOS Sierra (10.12), please read our blog post here regarding known-issues and workarounds.
- DisplayLink for Mac version 5.2 is only compatible with macOS version 10.14. MacBook Pro 2018 and MacBook Air 2018 laptops must be running macOS version 10.14.2 or later in order for DisplayLink displays to function:
Download DisplayLink Mac Driver Version 5.2
- Installing macOS 10.13.4 will permanently disable DisplayLink based video outputs. More info here:
macOS 10.13.4 Disables DisplayLink, Duet Display, and Other Devices
- Only macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and earlier is supported at this time:
Download DisplayLink Mac Driver Version 4.3
- If you are installing on a Windows Vista system, please use:
DisplayLink Driver Version 7.7 M3
- If you are installing on a Windows XP system, please use:
DisplayLink Driver Version 7.6 M2