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how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor?

the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device descriptor read/8, error 110 [ 13.853141] nouveau E[ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] 0x8569[]: unknown opcode 0xc9

I am running ubuntu 13.04 on a new macbook pro with the NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 650M Mac Edition] graphics card running on the open source Nouveau X.org X server display driver.

http://libdlo.freedesktop.org/wiki/ has links to drivers and stuff but no guide for ubuntu versions passed 9.10. i was able to install and test the monitor with libdlo from that page so i figure that it is possible but i do not understand how to install the proper x-drivers to get the display to work normally.

synaptic has no results for a search for displaylink.

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I have a similar issue. Strangely enough, my usb monitor used to work on 12.10 (although with a manually upgraded kernel if it makes a difference). Once I upgraded to 13.04, the only place the monitor gets recognized is as a usb device. I tried manually downloading and installing a .deb package found at packages.ubuntu.com/precise/xserver-xorg-video-displaylink. This in turn, produces an error (Dependency not satisfiable: xorg-video-abi-11). EDIT: I do remember a xserver-xorg-video-displaylink in 12.10 and having to manually install it. –  Seiryuu May 13 '13 at 22:05

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yeah it is better to see the settings of Additional Drivers in the System Description. It is available at your main screen top right corner settings option will provided over there and go through that or search in DashBoard as "Additional Drivers" .. and then it shows your display driver model and all updates available for that one.., Finally download and install your Display driver and enjoy.

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This is not so much an answer, but a comment. I too have not been able to use my displaylink VGA adapter since 12.04. On a wimp, recently I tried fedora 18 (off the live cd), and to my surprise, (1) the system detected the displaylink adapter, (2) the displaylink screen mirrored the main display as soon as I activated this secondary display output, and (3) extended desktop worked after I installed arandr. No tweaking whatsoever.

Is it possible to compare the difference between F18 and 13.04 and reverse engineer the changes?

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