DisplayLink Driver for GNU/Linux


#1

I located this githup project to install a DisplayLink driver into GNU/Linux:

The problem is that apparently a dependency is missing:

Cannot continue without linux-headers-4.14.2-clockworkpi-cpi3-ge499fae. Aborting.

Any ideas?


#2

If you print the kernel release on the GameShell you get this:

$ uname -r
4.14.2-clockworkpi-cpi3-ge499fae

Line 40 of displaylink-debian.sh shows:

deps=(unzip linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms lsb-release linux-source)

But the package linux-headers-4.14.2-clockworkpi-cpi3-ge499fae does not exist!

My best guess would be to replace linux-headers-$(uname -r) in the script by linux-headers-4.9.0-8-all-armhf but I do not want to mess up your system (since the kernel is version 4.14.2).

Another option might be replacing it by linux-libc-dev-armhf-cross.


#3

Well, I finally got around to trying your suggestion. I changed the line to use linux-libc-dev-armhf-cross. It installed! Unfortunately, it also broke the video mode so that Launcher just didn’t launch. It actually did activate the DisplayLink screen. It just couldn’t display anything.

I ended up having to re-flash the SD card and reconfigure and restore my backup home folder. Back to normal again… I think I’ll wait to try again someday.