First of all, let me tell you I am fond of Ubuntu and linux, using it every day since 4-5 years now. I love it, i keep loving it but sometimes it is just frustrating to see how much effort it takes for the simplest things.
I bought an Asus MB168B+ USB monitor which i spent the whole day trying to make it work, without any success.
I googled and googled, installed the drivers, followed guides, tried others solutions. Nothing
The best result I got so far is having a split screen with horrible colors and a distorted resolution:
Here some data and facts:
$ uname -a Linux xps 3.19.8-031908-generic #201505110938 SMP Mon May 11 13:39:59 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -d Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS $ dmesg [ 3818.201391] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 3818.201393] usb 1-1: Product: MB168B+ [ 3818.201395] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: DisplayLink [ 3818.201397] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: EBLMTF251664
When I connect the screen while running, the whole X session crashes, sending me back to the login screen, and the USB screen stays off
If i disconnect and reconnect the usb nothing happens
The "working" screen i got from the picture above was the result of putting a config file for the X server,
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/52-displaylink.conf Section "Device" Identifier "intel" driver "intel" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "dl1" driver "displaylink" Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb1" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor0" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen0" Device "dl1" Monitor "monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "intel" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "multihead" Screen 0 "screen0" 1280 0 Screen 1 "screen1" LeftOf "screen0" Option "Xinerama" "on" EndSection
I'm not familiar with X server configurations, but my guess is that it has something to do with that. For sure, it doesnt work out of the box after installing the drivers.
I'd be glad to receive some suggestions after a good working day wasted on this.