External display not being recognized on MacBook Pro (using Diamond DisplayLink)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by josh6847, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. josh6847 macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacbookPro that is running OSX 10.5.8. I've been using a Diamond DisplayLink DVI to USB adapter for several years to provide a secondary monitor. The serial number of the DisplayLink is BVU195. For some reason I now can't detect the display of the monitor - I've tried restarting, going into sleep and out of sleep, shutting down, etc. The monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 2243. I've also tried several other monitors as well and I still can't figure out how to get my Mac to recognize the display using the DisplayLink. I have also tried re-installing the driver software and also trying other monitors. I even tried Repair Disk. I know the DisplayLink works because I can use it on a Windows machine with the same monitor that I can't get to work on my Mac. Also, at one point, I could see the Samsung SyncMaster profile under ColorSync utility (when it wasn't working), but after a few reboots I don't see it anymore. Any thoughts or ideas on things I can try to get the monitor recognizing again? Thanks.
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried the latest V2.2 Mac drivers from the Displaylink site?
     
  3. josh6847 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can only install 1.7 because I'm on 10.5.8. I'm going to bite the bullet and upgrade OSX and see if I can get it working that way.
     

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