I'm trying to move from Windows to Linux Mint, at my job I use 3 monitors (works perfectly on Windows). It's VERY convenient for me, and therefore very important. One of these monitors is connected via displaylink, so I do my best to implement the same setup on Linux.
I tried to use Mint 13 (LTS), but I was failed to set displaylink: I have installed kernel 3.10, and at system startup monitor goes active, but the only thing displayed is a non-blinking cursor at the left-top corner. Xrandr does not see this monitor at all. I tried to follow these instructions: http://how-to.cc/get-a-displaylink-vide ... untu-12-04
, and it started to work ugly, but I want my setup to be easily configurable (as it is on Windows), so I want to use xrandr.
In this topic, I've read that it works on Mint 15 with kernel 3.10, and, surprizingly, doesn't work on Mint 16 (with kernel 3.11.0). So I decided to set up Mint 15 and to upgrade kernel to 3.10.
After this, displaylink somewhat works. "Somewhat" - because, unfortunately, it is SO slow!! If only I turn this display off in the monitor settings (but don't unplug it), everything goes super-fast. But if display is ON, it seems that all the hardware acceleration disappears, and everything goes very slow.
I removed standard wallpapers and have set just plain color, now it somewhat faster, but anyway uncomparable with normal functionality. Even when I move some slider, or visually select some files by mouse, it goes extremely slow and I'm going sad.
I tried to use proprietary drivers (Nvidia GeForce 210), but then my X totally crashed at the next reboot. Then I unplugged displaylink, rebooted again, X started but ugly (only one monitor is available), so I switched back to nouveau driver.
I have found bugreport, it seems it's what happens to me: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1213338
still no solution, it seems.
Please if anyone have any experience in setting displaylink up, share your knowledge.
By the way bjx1990
, what have you done, after all? Have you solved your trouble on Mint 16, and how are things work? Please tell us.