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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 xx.04 LTS. Hence if you run any other Ubuntu version or any other 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 (>4.15) you're using.

How to run "displaylink-debian"

Repo clone

sudo apt-get install git

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!

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/19.10 Eoan/20.04 Focal/20.10 Groovy/21.04 Hirsute
  • elementary OS: O.3 Freya/0.4 Loki/5.0 Juno/5.1 Hera
  • Mint: 15 Olivia/16 Petra/17.3 Rosa/18 Sarah/18.1 Serena/18.2 Sonya/18.3 Sylvia/19 Tara/19.1 Tessa/19.2 Tina/19.3 Tricia/20 Ulyana/20.1 Ulyssa
  • LMDE: 2 Betsy/3 Cindy/4 Debbie
  • 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: 17.1/18
  • BunsenLabs: Helium
  • Parrot: 4.5
  • Devuan: ASCII
  • Pop!_OS: 20.04 Focal/20.10 Groovy
  • Nitrux: nitrux

Regardless of which Linux kernel version (>4.15) 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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