I have recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.10.

I have an AOC portable laptop monitor (Model number e1649Fwu).

This monitor works solely through USB.

It works fine on Windows, but I cannot work out how to find/install drivers for Ubuntu.

I found this forum thread.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: It now displays the purple Ubuntu start-up screen but an error is displayed on the 2nd monitor when login is complete. I get Ubuntu as expected on my primary screen, and on the 2nd screen it gives a general protection fault. I followed the steps on this Ask Ubuntu question about installing a USB-link monitor, but the displaylink.c file throws C errors when I run ./configure && make && make install. I tried to fix these by modifying the C code, but no luck. I also tried using the xorg.conf file used in this tutorial, but this also doesn't work.

Am I right in thinking that it is just a matter of getting the xorg.conf file correct now?

This is a picture of the error shown on the second screen:



Since it's a DisplayLink device, try to use one of the how-to's for DisplayLink & Ubunut, e.g. How do I use a DisplayLink monitor?

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  • Thanks, that led me to some more useful information. However, everything I've seen says you should start with: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-displaylink This doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.10. I read something about DisplayLink now being included in the Kernel. Does that mean that it's not necessary to install it from xserver first? – Sixhobbits Dec 21 '12 at 12:26
  • You're right, it should not be necessary anymore because of the kernel driver udlfb. (libdlo.freedesktop.org/wiki/displaylink-mod). Does your screen turns green? If yes, the kernel successfully loaded the driver. Check loaded modules using lsmod. – falstaff Dec 21 '12 at 14:28
  • Thanks, falstaff. I've edited the original post to summarize progress I've made. If you have more ideas, I'd be very appreciative. – Sixhobbits Dec 23 '12 at 12:27
  • Here is a photo of the error shown on the 2nd monitor: docs.google.com/open?id=0ByEENivQuwUBZ0VKSEd2LVVad2s – Sixhobbits Dec 23 '12 at 12:33
  • I have attached your picture to the question for immediate reference. I hope you don't mind :) – Mochan Dec 23 '12 at 12:39

how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

Some peple are saying it worked on earlier versions of ubuntu with a manual kernal upgrade. Someone else said Fedora 18 supports it out of the box...

Also, here is support for a raspberry pi!!! http://imkiyoung.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/raspberry-pi-and-aoc-e1649fwu-usb-powered-led-monitor/

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