I have a Sony Vaio VGN-P530H running a newly installed 32bit Slackware 14.1. I have a DisplayLink USB->VGA adapter connected. I get the "Green Screen" on the connected monitor, which it supposedly a good sign that the udlfb driver is working. I've read through /usr/src/linux-3.14.24/Doc
txt, but I can't seem to glean "how to" get stuff onto the monitor. One link, http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.freedesktop.libdlo/653
, referencing the aforementioned documentation, suggests:
modprobe udlfb defio=1 console=1
which I did, but nothing happened. I unplugged and replugged the displaylink, still nothing.
The documentation further states that "The most common client of udlfb is xf86-video-displaylink or a modified xf86-video-fbdev X server." I don't have that, but that appears to be for X. I'm not interested in X (at this point). I really only need the VAIO text console to be cloned to the external monitor.
Seems like this should be simple. What should I do?