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 ====== Discussion about DisplayLink support in Slackware ====== ====== Discussion about DisplayLink support in Slackware ======
-Update February ​26,2019+Update February ​032020
  
-DisplayLink package version ​4.4.24 with Slackware64-current (kernel version 4.19.8) shows screen with lines of different colors and second monitor does not work with x-org-server packages on 1.20.3 (xorg-server,​ x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnext and xorg-server-xvfb)+Slackware64-current with latest kernel (5.4.17) still working fine today. ​ After any kernel upgrade, I run grub-mkconfig -o /​boot/​grub/​grub.cfg and after the reboot, press e and add 3 at the end of the line starting with "​linux"​. ​ I login and repackage evdi-kernel and nvidia-kernel,​ install and reboot. ​ Everything works fine after that, with the three monitors on the USB 3.0 docking station 
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 +Regards, 
 + 
 +F. Bobbio C. (a.k.a. Akileo) 
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 +Update December 30, 2019 
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 +Slackware64-current with latest kernel (5.4.6) and nvidia-driver and nvidia-kernel using evdi, evdi-kernel and displaylink as listed below works fine with the latest versions of nettle, xorg-server,​ x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnest and xorg-server-xvfb 
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 +All three external monitors work "off the shelf",​ without even running any scripts. ​ I did add some lines to /​etc/​rc.d/​rc.local 
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 +  # Load evdi after reboot 
 +  modprobe evdi 
 +  cd /​usr/​lib64/​displaylink 
 +  ./​DisplayLinkManager & 
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 +  # Create missing nvidia device nodes after reboot 
 +  /​usr/​bin/​nvidia-modprobe -c 0 -u 
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 +More information on my "​journey"​ with nvidia on Slackware64-current can be found here:  http://​conoacum.blogspot.com/​2019/​12/​nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-in-slackware64.html 
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 +Regards, 
 + 
 +F. Bobbio C. (a.k.a. Akileo) 
 + 
 +Update December 09, 2019 
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 +Slackware64-current with latest kernel (5.4.2) needs a patch for evdi-kernel to be repackaged. ​ It can be found here: https://​crazy.dev.frugalware.org/​evdi-all-in-one-fixes.patch 
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 +The whole thread where I found it can be found here: https://​github.com/​DisplayLink/​evdi/​issues/​172 
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 +All three packages can be repackaged using the SBo scripts: 
 +  1) evdi-kernel: ​ https://​www.slackbuilds.org/​repository/​14.2/​system/​evdi-kernel/​ 
 +  2) evdi:  https://​www.slackbuilds.org/​repository/​14.2/​system/​evdi/​ 
 +  3) displaylink: ​ https://​www.slackbuilds.org/​repository/​14.2/​system/​displaylink/​ 
 + 
 +I had to rename the .zip for DisplayLink to displaylink-driver-5.2.14.zip for it to be repackaged without any issues 
 + 
 +Download the latest compressed files from https://​github.com/​DisplayLink/​evdi/​releases/​ (EVDI) and https://​www.displaylink.com/​downloads/​ubuntu (DisplayLink) 
 + 
 +I can still not use the latest xorg-server,​ x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnest and xorg-server-xvfb 
 + 
 +Regards, 
 + 
 +F. Bobbio C. (a.k.a. Akileo) 
 + 
 +Update August 16, 2019 
 + 
 +Same issue with the lastest version of the DisplayLink package and Slackware64-current. ​ The only way to have it working is with xorg-server 1.19.6 
 + 
 +Regards, 
 + 
 +F. Bobbio C. (a.k.a. Akileo) 
 + 
 +Update February 26, 2019 
 + 
 +DisplayLink package version ​5.1.26 with Slackware64-current (kernel version 4.19.25) shows screen with lines of different colors and second monitor does not work with x-org-server packages on 1.20.3 (xorg-server,​ x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnest and xorg-server-xvfb)
  
 Updated to latest package for DisplayLink: ​ https://​www.displaylink.com/​downloads/​file?​id=1304 Updated to latest package for DisplayLink: ​ https://​www.displaylink.com/​downloads/​file?​id=1304
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 Updated to latest version of EVDI:  https://​github.com/​DisplayLink/​evdi/​releases/​tag/​v1.6.0 Updated to latest version of EVDI:  https://​github.com/​DisplayLink/​evdi/​releases/​tag/​v1.6.0
  
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 Update December 11, 2018: Update December 11, 2018:
  
-DisplayLink package version 4.4.24 with Slackware64-current (kernel version 4.19.8) shows screen with lines of different colors and second monitor does not work with x-org-server packages on 1.20.3 (xorg-server,​ x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnext and xorg-server-xvfb)+DisplayLink package version 4.4.24 with Slackware64-current (kernel version 4.19.8) shows screen with lines of different colors and second monitor does not work with x-org-server packages on 1.20.3 (xorg-server,​ x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnest and xorg-server-xvfb)
  
 The package downloaded from DisplayLink did not install this time.  I had to repackage the packages using the ones from SBo and evdi packages for 1.5.1: The package downloaded from DisplayLink did not install this time.  I had to repackage the packages using the ones from SBo and evdi packages for 1.5.1:
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 I am running Slackware64-current with Plasma5. ​ Has anyone encountered issues with xorg-server 1.20.0 while running DisplayLink? ​ I have the same issues as listed here:   ​https://​support.displaylink.com/​knowledgebase/​articles/​1181623-displaylink-ubuntu-driver-after-recent-x-upgrades I am running Slackware64-current with Plasma5. ​ Has anyone encountered issues with xorg-server 1.20.0 while running DisplayLink? ​ I have the same issues as listed here:   ​https://​support.displaylink.com/​knowledgebase/​articles/​1181623-displaylink-ubuntu-driver-after-recent-x-upgrades
  
-I had to downgrade to xorg-server-1.19.6 with x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnext and xorg-server-xvfb also on the same version+I had to downgrade to xorg-server-1.19.6 with x-org-server-xephyr,​ xorg-server-xnest and xorg-server-xvfb also on the same version
  
 I had the same issues with Slackware64-current with KDE 4, by the way.  Any pointers/​solutions/​comments on how to fix the issue, if at all possible, while running xorg-server 1.20.0 would be more than welcome I had the same issues with Slackware64-current with KDE 4, by the way.  Any pointers/​solutions/​comments on how to fix the issue, if at all possible, while running xorg-server 1.20.0 would be more than welcome

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