DisplayLink released the libdlo library for the creation of Linux software – X Servers, drivers, and other applications – which will work with products using DisplayLink technology. Previously, DisplayLink’s USB display technology was only available on Windows and Mac. DisplayLink’s chips enable one or more high resolution displays to be connected via the standard, universal USB 2.0 connector.
The library is an open-source implementation of DisplayLink USB graphics software and is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License v2 (LGPL). libdlo enables software to be ported by the community to cover the widest possible range of processors, platforms, and applications. This helps companies create products for a variety of Linux devices like netbooks, notebooks, mobile Internet devices, mobile phones, embedded displays, embedded devices, digital signage, and more.
The library will discover and connect to DisplayLink USB graphics chips. It will enable developers to support DisplayLink devices on Linux and other platforms. libdlo itself doesn’t include any drivers or applications intended for end-users. libdlo currently supports the DisplayLink DL-120 and DL-160 chips (Alex family).
More info: DisplayLink LGPL Library – libdlo