I recently purchased an AOC e1759Fwu USB monitor. I installed the latest DisplayLink Ubuntu drivers via the DisplayLink website (driver 1.2.65). Did a lot of troubleshooting, but I still cannot get the monitor to work. I booted into Windows and installed the drivers and the monitor works fine. When plugging in the monitor I get an initial start flash which shows the AOC logo, then the screen goes black.
lsusb -d 17e9:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 17e9:ff0d DisplayLink
So it seems like it recognizes the device. I have a GTX960m GPU in this laptop (Asus k501U), but due to Nvidia-Prime I run the X.Org X server - Nouveau display drivers and my current GPU is listed as Intel® HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2).
When I run
dmesg I can see:
[ 273.849409] usb 2-4: new SuperSpeed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd [ 273.866737] usb 2-4: New USB device found, idVendor=17e9, idProduct=ff0d [ 273.866750] usb 2-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 273.866758] usb 2-4: Product: E1759Fwu [ 273.866764] usb 2-4: Manufacturer: DisplayLink [ 273.866770] usb 2-4: SerialNumber: KGDG7JA002016
The install log:
Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing DisplayLink Linux Driver 1.2.65 100% DisplayLink Linux Software 1.2.65 install script called: install Distribution discovered: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Installing Configuring EVDI DKMS module Registering EVDI kernel module with DKMS Building EVDI kernel module with DKMS Installing EVDI kernel module to kernel tree EVDI kernel module built successfully Installing x64-ubuntu-1604/DisplayLinkManager Installing libraries Installing firmware packages Installing license file Adding udev rule for DisplayLink DL-3xxx/5xxx devices
My Linux experience is intermediate at best, but everything points to this working correctly. My only thought is that maybe the driver is not starting and I am not sure how to check to see what drivers are currently running. Does anyone have any advice on how to get this working? The reviews and answered questions on Amazon mention it working with Ubuntu.
Following the directions on DisplayLink's site I saw this install log: DisplayLink Install
Starting DLM upstart job
displaylink start/running, process 3397
However my install never gets past
Adding udev rule for DisplayLink DL-3xxx/5xxx devices