Have usb display for dual display use. is there a driver for this stuff?

Lucky me I have a usb connected display I can use for a second display.
device is lenovo thinkvision 4014-HB6. I am driving if off of a old lenovo thinkpad [3000/N100] usb port.
this is neat technology.

do we have a driver I can test out on this? if not can any one point me to some code I could play with and some ideas [documentation?] on how I could make this work?

and I haven’t been able to update my profile, new email address below.

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The chances of Linux support are slim (unless the manufacturer has supplied an Xorg driver for it). I remember an openSUSE thread on this subject over a year ago, but wasn’t able to find it. There is a sisusb driver avaialable that supports usb graphics devices with certain sis chipsest:

sisusb(4): SiS USB video driver - Linux man page

This device uses the sisusb driver

How To/Configuring USB to VGA Adapter - Userful Support

Many usb display devices are Displaylink based. I believe your Lenovo one is included in that group. Here are some links:

DisplayLink: Expanding Your View
freedesktop.org DisplayLink Wiki - FrontPage
[Phoronix] DisplayLink Continues To Progress On Linux, But No 3D](http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTUyMQ)