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displaylink-debian

DisplayLink driver installer for Debian and Ubuntu based Linux distributions: Debian, Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Mint, Kali, Deepin and many more! Full list of all supported platforms

Why do I need displaylink-debian?

DisplayLink releases its drivers only for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS, and only supported Linux kernel versions are 4.4 and 4.15. Hence if you run any other kernel or Ubuntu version or any any Linux distribution DisplayLink will not work as expected.

displaylink-debian allows seamless installation of the official DisplayLink drivers tailored to work for most of the Debian based Linux distributions regardless of which Linux kernel version you're using.

How to run "displaylink-debian"

Repo clone (method 1)

git clone https://github.com/AdnanHodzic/displaylink-debian.git

cd displaylink-debian/ && sudo ./displaylink-debian.sh

After installation has been completed, make sure to consult Post Install Guide!

Download and run script without Git (method 2)

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AdnanHodzic/displaylink-debian/master/displaylink-debian.sh

chmod +x displaylink-debian.sh && sudo ./displaylink-debian.sh

After installation has been completed, make sure to consult Post Install Guide!

Post installation Guide and Troubleshooting

Please note: Your external monitor/s may not work as expected unless you perform additional steps as described in the Post Installation Guide.

Before submitting a bug report in the issue tracker, please make sure to:

Supported platforms are:

  • Debian: Jessie 8.0/Stretch 9.0/Buster 10/Bullseye (testing)/Sid (unstable)
  • Ubuntu: 14.04 Trusty/15.04 Vivid/15.10 Wily/16.04 Xenial/16.10 Yakkety/17.04 Zesty/17.10 Artful/18.04 Bionic/19.04 Disco/Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan
  • elementary OS: O.3 Freya/0.4 Loki/5.0 Juno
  • Mint: 15 Olivia/16 Petra/17.3 Rosa/18 Sarah/18.3 Sylvia/19.1 Tessa
  • Kali: kali-rolling/2016.2/2017.3/2018.3/2018.4
  • Deepin: 15/15.1/15.1.1/15.2/15.4.1
  • MX Linux: 17.1
  • BunsenLabs: Helium
  • Parrot: 4.5
  • Devuan: ASCII

Regardless of which Linux kernel version you're using.

If your distribution is not on the list, make sure to include debug information by running: sudo ./displaylink-debian.sh --debug and submit a request to add support for it.

Technical

  • displaylink-debian.sh downloads and extracts the contents of the official DisplayLink Ubuntu driver.

  • displaylink-debian.sh modifies the contents of the official installer, displaylink-installer.sh, makes all necessary changes for DisplayLink to work out of box on supported Linux distribution.

  • Install/Reinstall/Uninstall is performed.

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