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Bug 1047834 - Displaylink adapters doesn't work anymore
Summary: Displaylink adapters doesn't work anymore
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-displaylink
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-02 10:47 UTC by Markus Haybach
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:06 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:06:10 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Markus Haybach 2014-01-02 10:47:07 UTC
Description of problem:
The Displaylink adapters don't work anymore. I have two of them to connect two external displays, which worked fine on my actual Fedora 19 x64 MATE.

lsusb recognizes them:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 17e9:0290 DisplayLink 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 17e9:02ee DisplayLink

I tried with with a live USB with Fedora 20 GNOME and Korora 20 Cinnamon beta  and only the built in display of my Thinkpad T400 and one VGA and one DVI displays are detected and work.
Unfortunately I cannot upgrade to version 20 until this is fixed :(

Comment 1 Bert Rolston 2014-01-07 21:44:44 UTC
I have the same result with a clean install of F20 64Bit (DVD not Live Media), Gnome DM, on a Dell Latitude E6410.

See my posts http://www.forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1683511&posted=1#post1683511

Comment 2 Bert Rolston 2014-01-07 23:45:38 UTC
Further digging has uncovered some more info. I'm using a DisplayLink CERTIFIED device using the 3xxx DisplayLink chipset. 
This chipset has inbuilt content protection, so I suspect this is causing the problem.

Displaylink are not providing support for the 3xxx series chipsets, at present, because of content protection.

Comment 3 Mykola Dvornik 2014-01-14 11:06:47 UTC
The same issues here

ID 17e9:029d DisplayLink

Was working fine in F19. Tried kernel-3.13, no luck.

Comment 4 Jason Separovic 2014-04-24 08:34:35 UTC
I just installed Fedora 20 and have the same problem.

The device is found ok:

Bus 003 Device 039: ID 17e9:0360 DisplayLink

Just nothing in xrandr.

I thought I would attempt a "yum upgrade" to see if it helped as this was a fresh install. After upgrade X would not load up anything at all. Just a blank screen. Not sure if this issue is related. Going to try F19 now.

Comment 5 Mike 2014-06-10 00:33:19 UTC
I too have a fresh install of F20 from live CD ....

I see it in lsusb and dmesg shows [drm] Initialized udl 0.0.1 20120220 on minor 1...

its probably a need for a xorg.conf to be done ... but i dont know how.

I have a DL-163 and it does work (ubuntu 14.04 and win7)

Comment 6 Mike 2014-06-10 06:36:24 UTC
just did a upgrade and it seems to work now ...

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