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Okay, I just got a Lilliput 7" USB Monitor:

Unfortunately, I am having some trouble getting it to work in Ubuntu.

It is a DisplayLink device, so it should work in Ubuntu.

Here is the output of lsusb:

...
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 17e9:02a9 Newnham Research
...

I modified my xorg.conf file to accommodate the device.

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd@yellow)  Fri Apr  9 11:51:21 UTC 2010

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Fri Mar 12 02:12:40 PST 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "DisplayLinkScreen" 0 0
    Screen      1  "Screen0" RightOf "DisplayLinkScreen"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "LPL"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 75.0
    VertRefresh     60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor1"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "BenQ T705"
    HorizSync       31.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8400M GS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device1"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8400M GS"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen1"
    Device         "Device1"
    Monitor        "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

#################################################

Section "Files"
ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
ModulePath      "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
ModulePath      "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers"
EndSection

############### DisplayLink Stuff ###############
Section "Device"
    Identifier      "DisplayLinkDevice"
    driver          "displaylink"
    Option  "fbdev" "/dev/fb1"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier      "DisplayLinkMonitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier      "DisplayLinkScreen"
    Device          "DisplayLinkDevice"
    Monitor         "DisplayLinkMonitor"
    DefaultDepth    16
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth   16
        Modes   "800×480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

All I get is a green screen.

Any tips or advice would be appreciated!


Update: I discovered that X11 was having trouble finding the displaylink_drv.so module, so I fixed that. Then my XServer completely crashed. (Segmentation fault, I believe.)

Now I'm really confused.

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Gee... I wonder where that came from‌​. Congratulations! –  Dennis Williamson Aug 31 '10 at 20:28
    
@Dennis: Haha. Thanks. I sort of got it working now :) –  Nathan Osman Aug 31 '10 at 20:45
    
Present best answers are at askubuntu.com/questions/6382/… –  Bryce Dec 21 '13 at 22:31

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

It's actually working... and I all did was restore xorg.conf.backup. Weird. Oh well.

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Excellent! :D (If this was Facebook I'd like it...) –  8128 Sep 1 '10 at 6:17
    
Present best answers are at askubuntu.com/questions/6382/… –  Bryce Dec 21 '13 at 22:31

There is a quite detailed blog post from July 2010 - it certainly seems more complicated than it should be, and not quite a perfect outcome either.

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I followed that post step-by-step :) Doesn't work at all... though I do get the green screen. Any diagnostic information? Is there an IRC channel that would be good to get help with this on? –  Nathan Osman Aug 31 '10 at 6:33
    
@george #ubuntu or ##linux on freenode are the only channels I can think of exploring. –  aperson Aug 31 '10 at 7:37
    
@aperson: I asked on #ubuntu - but a guy there just told me to file a bug :) –  Nathan Osman Aug 31 '10 at 18:29
    
Thi is a re=post from an existing article I used in the past, but My X was also crashing. That was under Ubuntu 10.04. I did not have time to try it under Ubuntu 10.10. I was hoping that 10.10 would solve this better than hacking in the X.org file. –  jfmessier Oct 12 '10 at 11:41

Displaylink added Open Source on their support/feedback forum. DisplayLink drivers Open Source

I hope this will open up some better solutions and support for these DisplayLink USB displays.

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