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USB to HDMI adapter using DisplayLink

Postby jompa89 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:00 am

I bought a USB to HDMI adapter to connect my Lenovo S10-3t, running Mint 13 Cinnamon, to my TV. The adapter uses DisplayLink drivers and out of the box I get a green screen on my TV. From what I have found by googling that means that the driver is there but that I need to configure my system. The internal graphics card is an Intel card. Anyone that can help me?
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Re: USB to HDMI adapter using DisplayLink

Postby carol14 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:18 am

HDMI Cables have a number of benefits, where all are well-designed, to make sure that you get the very best results from your digital devices. When digital video and audio is transferred it is usually compressed. This compromises, the quality of the video and audio, considerably. By using HDMI, the image and sound is not converted from digital to analog and then, back again which is unnecessary. 
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Re: USB to HDMI adapter using DisplayLink

Postby jompa89 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:53 am

That doesn't answer my question though.
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Re: USB to HDMI adapter using DisplayLink

Postby A.Tim on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:09 pm

Hey dude,

I'm in the same boat as you. It looks like if you want it to work you're going to have to dig around in your Xorg configuration. I'm scared to, as I am running Linux on my tablet and have my wacom stylus and screen rotation set up just perfectly at the moment.

DisplayLink devices are relatively new, and developers on the Linux side of things are still catching up. You could dive into your Xorg config files or sit tight and see what any new release might improve support for your adapter. However it is encouraging to see that the kernel has built in support for the device already!

Good luck!

For more info check out libdlo.freedesktop.org
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Re: USB to HDMI adapter using DisplayLink

Postby Favux on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:19 pm

Are you talking about doing a xorg.conf something like this?
http://broddlit.wordpress.com/2009/10/2 ... der-linux/

Or do you want to try it through xorg.conf.d so you get hotplugging?
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Re: USB to HDMI adapter using DisplayLink

Postby jompa89 on Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:26 am

I tried to mess a bit with xorg.conf a while ago, and if I remember correctly I got some signs of it working but it ended with a messed up desktop. Right now I think I'll go for the wait it out option.
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