Known issues with DisplayLink on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
ID: 354 - Updated: Nov 11, 2013 - 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 severe flickering on DisplayLink screens.
Examples of applications that show this issue are Safari, QuickTime and the
- 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.
DisplayLink use standard Apple interfaces to integrate into OS X to add
additional USB graphics displays and obtain screen updates.
Unfortunately there appear to be regressions in these interfaces in OS X
10.9 which are exposed when using DisplayLink screens. DisplayLink is
actively investigating workarounds, but does not currently have fixes for
these issues and would like Apple to fix these problems
in future 10.9 OS X updates.
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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