I have the raspberry pi 3 Model B V1.2 and I connect my hdmi monitor on it. So now I buy a usb to vga adapter (USB2VGAE2 from Startech) and connect another monitor by this adapter. How can I install this usb to vga adapter on the raspberry. And make the raspberry identifies the second monitor and display the content.

Thanks a lot...


I suspect you are going to need to find a driver for this. The manufacturer has one for Windows but doesn't mention Linux - if you do find one I bet it would be for x86 and not arm hardware. I also believe the device uses the on-board GPU which would need to support an additional display. I maybe wrong but I don't think it's suitable for the RPI.

  • Yes, this adapter have a driver for Windows not for Linux. I install the ExaGear Desktop with Wine. ExaGear Emulate a architecture i686 when he launched. With Wine I install the driver of usb to vga adapter (USB2VGAE2 from Startech). But I don't have the icon adapter in the menu bar of raspbian os (content.etilize.com/user-manual/1013380423.pdf). – lordaker Nov 7 '17 at 11:08
  • The link you posted recommends a CPU @ 1.5Ghz. Even when overclocked the PI runs in the Mhz. Trying to install Win software with layer upon layer of emulation is going to be fragile at best. Here's a link to an article from MagPi on ExaGear which concludes "In all, we found ExaGear Desktop provided no practical use for Windows software". I know it's probably not what you want to hear, but there are too many hurdles to make it work. – mintyfreshpenguin Nov 7 '17 at 11:49
  • I figure you're pretty keen to get this working as you've asked three questions along the same theme. There are a few posts on-line about multi-monitors on the PI. None look easy and most complain about CPU performance. Personally I think it's more proof-of-concept than practical. However, if you're still determined displayLink devices seem to be something to look at, there's possibly a driver for linux - don't rush out and buy one. You're going to need to re-compile the kernel. Do some research and ask specific questions along the way. Good luck – mintyfreshpenguin Nov 7 '17 at 12:21
  • I have also a kensington usb video adapter (kensington.com/ce/ca/6843/8589633974/…) DisplayLink Certified. I will with it too. I must find a process to install the driver. I try to install the driver for windows with the Wine from ExaGear Desktop but the soft don't work don't identify le system (OS). – lordaker Nov 7 '17 at 15:39
  • But I have a green screen on my second monitor. How config the Xorg.conf file for my DisplayLink USB Graphic Device ? – lordaker Nov 7 '17 at 16:52

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