this seems like an odd question, I just got myself the Dell D3100 docking station and connected the docking station with my XPS 13 (9360) USB and Ethernet are working like a charm.
But for some reason my external monitor that I connected via HDMI is not recognized at all, and the Audio jack that I also connected with the D3100 only plays the audio on my laptop speakers rather than on the boxes...
Is it necessary to install drivers for the D3100 to work properly? They ship it with a CD for drivers and documentation, but I suppose those are just Windows drivers, right?!
What's odd as well is that the D3100 is recognized as a capture device (microphone) but not as a playback device in my sound panel.....weird, huh?!
I'd appreciate any help/suggestion on this.
I was able to install the drivers by downloading them here:
However, I have my cursor constantly freezing/duplicating for a few seconds...and after I have hooked up my monitor via HDMI I have a resolution of 1920x1200 on my external monitor which is kinda HUGE compared to the screen resolution of 3200x1800 on my XPS laptop.
Is this normal? So everything on my HDMI monitor is kinda twice the size right now...
Does this happen for you too?
Audio (Sound) now works flawlessly too
ok, ignore my last comment.
I just found out that my monitor is only capable of a screen resolution of 1920x1200 ... too bad
I've now disconnected the XPS screen and reduced the DPI in my window manager again.... now it looks normal again
have a great weekend everyone!!
does anyone else have the ghosting-effect when moving the mouse cursor, or is this just me?
it's really annoying! :'(
Make sure you have the latest drivers from the chip mfg from Sep 2015 or later. With these and Ubuntu 15.10 or later the D3100 should work well.
is there any package I should be looking for specifically that should be installed on my system? If so, which version?
For the D3100 docking station I installed the latest driver from the Displaylink website (1.2.65 07 Oct 2016)
When I don't use the docking station at all then there is no "Ghosting effect" for my mouse cursor....
Hi - Not sure of the answer since I have the 2014 XPS 13 (9333). Make sure you are on the latest everything 16.04 at least, maybe 16.10 (going to 15.10 last year made a big difference for me).
DisplayLink drivers sound good.
Maybe also compare on a different monitor & cables, or with a USB->hdmi converter w/o the D3100. Or, compare to another computer (possibly even Windoze?). Pretty hard to diagnose w/o seeing it.