Successful Yak Shaving

Due to the whole „Work-from-Home” craze, I got myself the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro Dock for my P52 to more easily connect additional monitors, have only one cable to connect to the laptop, …

Imagine my surprise once I noticed, that the video ports on the dock did not work on Fedora 32 or Linux Mint 13.2 Cinnamon. Some personal time with my search engine of choice revealed that until February 2009, there were no drivers for the DisplayLink hardware used in these docks. And the the drivers were only released for stale Ubuntu version, …

Thankfully, Adnan Hodzic started displaylink-debian to make these drivers available to a large number of Linux distributions.

But my enthusiasm was – again – squashed when the installer broke while installing EVDI. There is/was even an issue for this, but without resolution.

But after some fiddling around with the scripts I found a way around the issue, installed everyting, rebooted and BAM - additional displays galore.

First thing I did on my new, additional displays, was to write a pull request with my fixes. Always give back!

So for once, I successfully shaved a yak! :D

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