I have a Lenovo Laptop (W500) with XP SP3 and I purchased two Plugable USB-VGA-165’s via Amazon last week.
Because I got some new 27" monitors (Planar - 1920x1080), I was upgrading my previous (non-Plugable-brand) USB-VGA adapters, which only handled 1600x1200 (20") resolution. So we know my laptop is capable of handling the concept. I use Ultra-Mon software, and haven’t had issues with it.
However, I cannot get anything but a flicker of black on the right monitor, and the left monitor causes all 4 screens (incl. open lid) to go black when plugged in. When plugged in, the power lights in the new monitors go from orange (standby) to green (ready) - but screen is black.
Currently plugged directly into laptop (will go --> Dock --> Hub once everything’s configured).
trying them one-at-a-time:
- Device manager shows Plugable USB-VGA-165 under USB Display Adapters.
- Ultra-Mon display settings show enabled with correct resolution on Plugable USB-VGA-15 on DisplayLink Graphics Adapter
- Display Properties - assigned, Extend windows desktop onto this monitor.
- ATI Catalyst Control Center can’t find these two monitors.