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  • DisplayLink's USB Display Docks Should Work Nicely On Wayland With GNOME 3.32.1+

    Phoronix: DisplayLink's USB Display Docks Should Work Nicely On Wayland With GNOME 3.32.1+

    For those with DisplayLink adapters for USB-driven display docks or devices like the ZenScreen, the support for Wayland should be in better standing with GNOME 3.32.1 (or newer) including if using the DisplayLink proprietary drivers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ME-332-Wayland

  • #2
    Mutter goes from strength to strength. Tracking the healthy desktop upstream while sipping coffee is transcendent procrastination.

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    • #3
      ​​​​​​​Why is it so hard to reverse engineer the closed source userspace application for the newer, USB 3-based DisplayLink devices?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by stan View Post
        ​​​​​​​Why is it so hard to reverse engineer the closed source userspace application for the newer, USB 3-based DisplayLink devices?
        I think no one bother enough. These days you can easily stream DP via USB, so much less people need DisplayLink tech.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post

          I think no one bother enough. These days you can easily stream DP via USB, so much less people need DisplayLink tech.
          DisplayLink is one of the most stupidest companies on earth, not only are they relying on a niche that is fading away (as you mention their pony trick is becoming mainstream) but they're letting their best developers and hardware engineers go.

          DisplayLink is the archetypical company where management is destroying it from the inside die to over-reliance on MS dependencies.

          Any company who gets in bed with MS ends badly.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
            Phoronix uses niche news to keep the flag high when using buggy gnome3 and wayland. Goodbye gnome3 and wayland, smart people do no use them.
            Fully gnome under X11 I can use displaylink. XFCE is broken.

            https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php..._configuration

            XFCE for displaylink devices have been broken/crashing for years now.

            In fact XFCE displaylink support has been broken longer than Gnome Wayland displaylink support.

            Sorry there are use cases were gnome3 is superior to your xfce solution. Using displaylink devices is one of those areas.
            Last edited by oiaohm; 05-29-2019, 06:48 AM.

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            • #7
              The XFCE founder is now working on Mutter. Mostly wayland.

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              • #8
                @Michael: concerning the multi monitor issue, better look for jadahls work on atomic mode setting etc. (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/issues/548, https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte...e_requests/525) instead of https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/merge_requests/73, which most likely won't land. While it basically does work, it's not deemed to be a proper solution by the other devs.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
                  Phoronix uses niche news to keep the flag high when using buggy gnome3 and wayland. Goodbye gnome3 and wayland, smart people do no use them.
                  The latest MALI drivers do not support X11, only wayland... As for gnome3... no thank you. But it is handy as a starting point for "this hardware should work".
                  Anyway, displaylink is broken. There are multiple drivers. USB3 variants are unsupported. Only the USB2 variants work. (Before you say anything: try to install those proprietary drivers on an ARM based system, which is in my POS world more common than a PC).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ardje View Post
                    Before you say anything: try to install those proprietary drivers on an ARM based system, which is in my POS world more common than a PC
                    Doesn't want to defend DIsplayLink, but they actually do have ARM binaries available: https://support.displaylink.com/know...n-raspberry-pi

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