Known issues with DisplayLink on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
ID: 354 - Updated: Mar 18, 2014 - Category: Troubleshooting
This article details the known issues with DisplayLink displays with OS X
The following issues have been found on OS X 10.9 and do not currently
have a resolution
- Second DisplayLink display connected may be blank.
- Setting rotation on one display rotates a different screen.
- Some applications can show corruption and/or missing contents while
updating windows contents. Examples are Maps, iBooks and the Dock.
- Display arrangement is not kept when using 2 or more DisplayLink
- All screens black and unusable after unplugging a DisplayLink screen.
This is caused by Apple's Window server crashing. This can be recovered by
replugging the DisplayLink device.
- On the Retina Macbook Pro, changing the layout to mirror logs the user
out. Again this is caused by Apple's Window server crashing.
- Apple menu icon misplaced on DisplayLink screens
We now have a 2.2 beta that should give a much better OS X 10.9
experience when used with a single DisplayLink display. This 2.2 beta also
resolves the previous known issue that some applications can show severe
flickering on DisplayLink screens.
DisplayLink use standard Apple interfaces to integrate into OS X to add
additional USB graphics displays and obtain screen updates. Unfortunately
there are still issues preventing us providing a good user experience with
multiple DisplayLink displays on OS X 10.9. We are still working with Apple
to try and get a resolution to these issues.
DisplayLink has raised these bugs to Apple, but if you are a developer
affected by these problems, please also raise these bugs to Apple to help
show fixes are required and it is affecting end users using DisplayLink
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