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How to make usb monitor Lenovo Think Vision lt1421 work on ubuntu. On official site I see drivers only for windows. When I plug it in: it is not detected. On windows it worked fine.

  • Hasn't 13.10 support for USB monitors? – stwissel Nov 4 '13 at 15:15
  • Try to load udlfb kernel module with 'sudo modprobe udlfb' . That is the kernel driver for monitor that use displaylink technology. Make sure you have xserver-xorg-video-displaylink installed and Xorg should detect it – Arch user Feb 11 '14 at 16:08
  • What is the output of lsusb? – Braiam Feb 14 '14 at 19:53
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As far as I can tell the general consensus appears to be that if you could get a driver wrapper working then maybe...

I gather, although I could be wrong, that this uses DisplayLink technology and that there should be an open source driver... somewhere: http://www.displaylink.com/news/news/news150509.htm

Which would mean that you want: xserver-xorg-displaylink

If this is the case then there is some advice here on how to get the drivers working: How To Make Ubuntu 13.04 Work With DisplayLink Monitor?

However your mileage may vary, I've got zero way of testing any of this out and I am just making an somewhat educated guess.

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I had this issue, I found a repo that was working a bit, and forked it, you can check it out here:

https://github.com/srw2d/tvlt1421_ubuntu

Hope that helps!

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