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Targus Releases R.5.6.1 for Ubuntu Linux

September 02, 22 - Posted in: Tech Talk
Targus Releases R.5.6.1 for Ubuntu Linux

Tagus released the driver software Release 5.6.1 adding support for Ubuntu 22.04. This version has been validated on a minimal set of Targus Universal Docking Stations (UDS) and should work with any Targus Universal Docking Stations models DOCK1XX, DOCK3XX, and DOCK5XX.

The driver enables video support for products using Synaptics DisplayLink USB graphics technology. Standard native Ubuntu drivers provide support for audio and Ethernet interfaces. It provides production quality support for Targus Universal Docking Stations on specific variants of desktop Ubuntu Linux.

Supported O/S variants

This release has been prepared to be compatible with Ubuntu 22.04 and 20.04. Other variants and editions may be compatible if they meet minimum O/S requirements but only 22.04 LTS has been validated by Targus at this time.

Known Issues

Known issues are shown here.  The full release notes are shown here.

Upgrade Instructions

Uninstall the current DisplayLink Ubuntu driver with the following command on a Terminal and then follow the Installation Instructions below:

Installation Instructions

  1. Make sure your Ubuntu distribution is up to date by running sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from a Terminal. If the distribution is not up to date, you may find issues with blank or corrupted USB displays.
  2. Extract the .run file from the .zip file.
    • Make the .run file executable by right clicking on the file and choose “Properties”. Check the “Allow executing file as a program” box as shown below:


3. Install the DKMS framework from a Terminal using command sudo apt-get install dkms


4. Execute the DisplayLink .run file using the Terminal, by moving to the directory containing the .run file (open in Terminal from File Manager) and running the command sudo ./ (where xxxx is the version number)

5. The DisplayLink software should install as shown below.


6. You can now connect and may need to reconnect your DisplayLink products to the computer.
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