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I have a USB 3.0 to DVI adapter made by startech and found ubuntu drivers by contacting the chipset manufacturer, but the latest driver that they had for ubuntu was for 12.04. Since I am rather new to ubuntu, I was wondering how difficult it would be to get this driver working on 14.04 or what USB 3.0 to external monitor adapters would be recommended.

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Try to install it, odds are it won't break anything regardless.

It should work unless it relies on dependencies that are outdated and no longer available in 14.04.

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I've tried installing it, but the install fails and forces a reboot. – user292241 Jun 10 '14 at 15:52
We need more information to find out what is happening here. How are you installing it? Are you doing this via terminal or via the software center? Could you also post the output of /var/log/syslog after you try to install it. This may provide useful info. – lbaile200 Jun 10 '14 at 15:53
I'm installing it with sudo dpkg -i (filename).deb I will get the syslog info in a bit, on windows partition for work – user292241 Jun 10 '14 at 16:00
If it's a .sh script then you can just do sudo sh /path/to/ copy/paste the terminal output here so we can see where thigns are going wrong. – lbaile200 Jun 10 '14 at 17:54
Ok so I tried running it again and it failed to install. Once it fails i have to go into recovery and use the dpkg clean to be able to boot to my ubuntu desktop. The syslog doesnt really show much but there is an xorg.failsafe.log thatshows AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0. I went through the deb file and found an auto shutdown script that i tried disabling to see if I could view logs immediately after it fails, but apparently there are unused/redundant files so I need to keep searching. Any advice? – user292241 Jun 11 '14 at 14:59

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