Complete Manjaro Noob looking for help with displaylink to complete switch over

Dont despair. I admittedly was just taking a stab. Hopefully someone else drops by.

For just checking …

sudo modprobe udl

And what does the service report now?

systemctl status displaylink

all good just a bit frustrated with it not you

displaylink.service - DisplayLink Manager Service
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/displaylink.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2021-10-26 14:11:14 MDT; 1h 9min ago
Main PID: 585 (DisplayLinkMana)
Tasks: 28 (limit: 19127)
Memory: 56.4M
CPU: 3.250s
CGroup: /system.slice/displaylink.service
└─585 /usr/lib/displaylink/DisplayLinkManager

Oct 26 14:11:14 michael-Stormwind systemd[1]: Starting DisplayLink Manager Service…
Oct 26 14:11:14 michael-Stormwind systemd[1]: Started DisplayLink Manager Service.

I’m using original evdi, the service is running but the screen is still blank, I’ve tried on both 5.15 & 5.10 kernel. I’m using USB 3
systemctl status displaylink

● displaylink.service - DisplayLink Manager Service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/displaylink.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Sat 2022-01-01 01:52:02 +07; 3min 34s ago
    Process: 552 ExecStartPre=/sbin/modprobe evdi (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 579 (DisplayLinkMana)
      Tasks: 7 (limit: 19114)
     Memory: 7.2M
        CPU: 15ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/displaylink.service
             └─579 /usr/lib/displaylink/DisplayLinkManager

Thg 1 01 01:52:02 jackson-ms7b46 systemd[1]: Starting DisplayLink Manager Service...
Thg 1 01 01:52:02 jackson-ms7b46 systemd[1]: Started DisplayLink Manager Service.

xrandr --listproviders

Providers: number : 1
Provider 0: id: 0x59 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 6 outputs: 5 associated providers: 0 name:AMD Radeon RX 580 Series @ pci:0000:01:00.0

I have added this as well

inxi -Fazy

  Kernel: 5.10.84-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64
    root=UUID=b6e65f37-4be7-49ba-9be4-03dabf67f0a0 rw quiet splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: Z370 KRAIT GAMING (MS-7B46) v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.40
    date: 05/15/2018
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-8700K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 high: 801 min/max: 800/4700 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
    5: 800 6: 801 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 bogomips: 88824
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: DisplayLink MB16AC type: USB driver: N/A bus-ID: 4-1.2:3
    chip-ID: 17e9:4374 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: compositor: gnome-shell driver:
    loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa
    resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
    chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.84-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB
    driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-11:2 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 942.7 GiB used: 294.86 GiB (31.3%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST500DM002-1BD142
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: KC45 scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Plextor model: PX-G512M6eA
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 93.43 GiB size: 91.4 GiB (97.83%) used: 22.71 GiB (24.9%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb7 maj-min: 8:23
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 329 MiB size: 126 MiB (38.30%)
    used: 29.5 MiB (23.4%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 33.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1064
  Processes: 363 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.58 GiB
  used: 1.79 GiB (11.5%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1178 lib: 306 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8
  running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.11