I recently got three Asus MB169B+ USB Monitors to help with showing of Fedora and other projects at conferences. I was inspired by Rich Bowen of the CentOS project to do this (and CentOS helped pay for these units).
There are some decent reviews of these online, so I won’t go into too many details. The short version is they are lightweight, easy to pack and work well. They don’t replace a large screen tv/monitor or projector, but they do make it easy to do more than just run laptops. The one draw back is that they require X11 and not Wayland today.
Getting them running on Fedora has been super easy, but had a few “gotchas.”
Download the Linux driver from Displaylink
They call it the Ubuntu driver, however it works on Fedora, and I suspect all reasonably modern and normal Linux distributions. In particular, the installation package uses
Install the driver and manager package
$ sudo ./displaylink-driver-4.4.24.run
If you’d like to examine the source or determine what it does, expand the makeself archive with the
Fix the systemd service file by editing
/usr/lib/systemd/system/dlm.serviceand updating the following line:
ExecStart=/bin/sh -c '/opt/displaylink/DisplayLinkManager'
Note: The first time I plugged in the display, I had to manually set the resolution in Gnome’s settings to 1920x1080 as well as configure mirroring/joint display.