DisplayLink Announces Support for Ubuntu Linux and a Solution for Wider Linux Distributions

PALO ALTO, Calif & SAN FRANCISCO--()--DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB graphics technology, today announced Ubuntu Linux support for all DisplayLink devices. DisplayLink now supports Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Android Lollipop, MAC OSX, and Ubuntu Linux. A demonstration of the new DisplayLink Ubuntu Linux driver connecting dual screens over a standard DisplayLink enabled USB docking station connected to a notebook running Linux version 14.04.2 will be demonstrated at IDF’15 (Intel Developer Forum) from August 18th at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The new Ubuntu Linux software is immediately available for free download at DisplayLink.com/downloads.

“DisplayLink can now deliver truly universal docking solutions for ‘Any platform – Any Operating System.’ Linux support has been requested since we first introduced our USB 3 devices, so we’re delighted to add Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution, to DisplayLink’s comprehensive OS coverage,” said John Cummins, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing.

DisplayLink’s support targets Ubuntu, however the driver consists of an open-source kernel mode driver with an accompanying library, and a supporting binary application compatible with Intel x86 and x64 platforms. This design flexibility enables repackaging by the open source community for use in other Linux distributions. DisplayLink provides an article explaining how this can be done on their website. (Link: http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/679060)

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DisplayLink® (www.displaylink.com) develops hardware and software solutions to enable easy connectivity between monitors and computing devices over standard interfaces such as USB, Ethernet, and wireless networks. DisplayLink’s technology increases productivity and ease-of-use in the multi-display workspace and is deployed to millions of users through globally branded PC products including universal docking stations, monitors, projectors, zero client systems and display adapters. For more information and product details, visit the DisplayLink Shop and follow DisplayLink on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

Contacts

DisplayLink
Andy Davis, (886) (0)988-58-4000
pr@displaylink.com

Release Summary

DisplayLink announces support for Ubuntu Linux and demonstrates live at IDF 2015 San Francisco

Contacts

DisplayLink
Andy Davis, (886) (0)988-58-4000
pr@displaylink.com