I'm trying to get DisplayLink work on Ubuntu 19.10 for the dual DisplayLink i-tec USB3 to Dual-HDMI device (to have 2 external displays by USB3).
I have posted some log and opened an issue at GitHUB. I wrote to the i-tec support and they said:
The issue you are describing may happen if closed/proprietary nVidia drivers are installed.
Indeed, one of my two integrated graphic cards is NVidia (see below), using driver 430.50 which seems to be the proprietary NVIDIA driver:
sudo lshw -c video *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: GK104M [GeForce GTX 870M] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 resources: irq:36 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:f7000000-f707ffff *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 06 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
I'm trying to install the opensource (nouveau) driver. Hints are welcome on how to do this (I cannot get the good-old "proprietary driver" management GUI). I'd also like to be sure I can revert to NVidia driver if nouveau does not work. I was used to backup
/etc/X11/xorg.conf, but such file does not exist in my setup:
/etc/X11# ls app-defaults default-display-manager ja_JP.eucJP rgb.txt xkb Xreset Xresources Xsession.d xsm Xwrapper.config cursors fonts ja_JP.UTF-8 xinit xorg.conf.d Xreset.d Xsession Xsession.options XvMCConfig
And there is only
xorg.conf.d. What should I back-up? (In grub, I have an old Ubuntu 18.04 around that I can boot with in case of needs)
Also, one of the alternative scripts (open source DisplayLink for Debian, say link above) says:
Building EVDI kernel module with DKMS ERROR (code 3): Failed to build evdi/5.2.14. Consult /var/lib/dkms/evdi/5.2.14/build/make.log for details..
Thank you in advance for any hints!