DisplayLink Driver no longer working MacOS Catalina

Everything was working great yesterday. Overnight my MacBook upgraded to the latest OS version 10.15.6 and this morning I saw a message that the DisplayLink driver is no longer compatible.

I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled it and it still doesn’t work. Actually it wouldn’t reinstall the installed failed to complete and crashed.


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Working through direct email the displays are back up and working after installing the DisplayLink Manager App for MacOS 10.15.

DisplayLink has released a new DisplayLink Manager App that no longer relies on the KEXT driver. This App just came out with a full release and is available directly from DisplayLink but will hopefully be in the Mac App Store soon. To install the new App I recommend we start with removing the older driver following these instructions:

  1. Remove the currently installed DisplayLink software following these instructions ( https://plugable.com/drivers/displaylink/mac/#uninstall )
  2. Download the new DisplayLink Manager App from DisplayLink’s website here ( https://www.displaylink.com/downloads/macos ) release version 1.0.0 from June 22nd
  3. DisplayLink provides detailed installation instructions for the App here ( https://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/1932214-displaylink-manager-app-for-macos-introduction-in ) please note, by default the DisplayLink software will not launch after restart, steps 5.4 through 5.6 details enabling the software at login

I will go ahead and mark this support thread as closed. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to open a new thread, or contact our support team directly at ‘support@plugable.com’.

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Plugable Technologies