DisplayLink USB 3.0 Device Support Is In The Works
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 2 August 2015 at 08:49 AM EDT. 8 Comments
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DisplayLink's line of USB display adapters is known to be Linux-friendly and backed by open-source support, but this is only for their USB 2.0 devices. Fortunately, it appears that DisplayLink is finally working on USB 3.0 device support for Linux.

A Phoronix reader pointed out this forum post where a DisplayLink representative claims that USB 3.0 Linux support is in the works and should see the fruit of that work in Q3. "DisplayLink have been working on extending our OS support beyond Windows and Mac, and have recently introduced support for Android. Now we have our first support for Android, we are pleased to announce that we will be extending our support for Linux, beyond USB 2.0 devices, with the first public preview for USB 3.0 devices planned in Q3 this year."

DisplayLink USB 3.0 devices have been available since 2011 but so far only their USB 2.0 adapters had been supported on Linux.

More details as they become available.
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