greetings fellow users, ill cut right to the chase
i am trying to get a usb to hdmi adapter working on my lenovo laptop.
The adapter is a Gana model number: AB-DE-USB2HDMI.
After a bit of searchign i was led to https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/DisplayLink
and as one might guess, the arch wiki was not successful, upon creating the formerly mentioned file, my “xrandr --listproviders” has not changed.
Does anybody else have a guess what might be the problem? or is it just not going to work at all?
Sidenote: the adapter is recognized, plugging it in its recognized with a small 8mb “cd” partition with 2 exe files in it.
Someone might have some pointers, but I wouldn’t hold out hope. DisplayLink under Linux is patchy in general (given it’s a proprietary protocol), and after reading some Amazon reviews this particular adapter doesn’t even seem to work under Windows…
According to what i read it supports. Mirror and extended mode: the USB to HDMI converter has 2 modes. Mirror mode displays the same images, giving you a better visual experience. Advanced Mode expands your workspace by up to two additional monitors, a TV or projector via the USB interface. The tow files inside the folder are drivers for Windows xp and Win7 to 10. I would make sure it’s plugged into usb 3.0 port.
I don’t know much about display-link other then what i read.
Did you run this as you said plugging in is recognized as a usb device but?
You may need to use evdi for displaylink i really don’t know much about it. evdi is a kernel module for displaylink. This is really getting into unknown territory so i can’t really help. But here is a link. I just don’t want you to mess up your whole system. Is this usb adapter a displaylink?
while it likely just wont work, it does seem i have missed step 4
" For Xorg use the “modesetting” driver with AccelMethod “none” and MatchDriver “evdi”.
and as many times with the arch wiki, i have no idea what it wants from me here