USB 3.0 DisplayLink support on Linux


I recently bought USB 3.0 DisplayLink DVI-HDMI adapter and guess I wasn’t looking into it too hard, as it seems it’s not supported on Linux AT ALL. Is this true or is there a way to get it work? I don’t even have USB 3 ports on my machines so I just bought it to get better performance at the point I might have them.

I forgot mention my tests for far:

The device gets identified and creates fb{1-4} with resolution 800x600(In kern.log) :S

I add plugable configuration in xorg.conf.d/, X starts but my display is blank.

Linux 3.4:
The device does not get identified. Instead there’s complains about some alsa audio problems in kern.log

Hi vdox,

Thanks for posting your question here! The Plugable USB3-HDMI-DVI adapter does not have support for Mac OS X or Linux at this time. Hence we do mention this fact clearly on the Amazon listing for this product at

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Thanks for the reply. Can you shed any light on the possible Linux support for your USB 3 products. When would the support be available?


All our USB Graphics Adapters have the DisplayLink chipset inside. DisplayLink has not made any announcements regarding their schedule for Mac or Linux support for the USB 3.0.

Hence we do not expect support for Linux to be available in the near future.


Ok, thank you very much!