Issue in connecting USB 3.0 to HDMI display adapter to Jetson Nano 4GB

I’m trying to connect a USB 3.0 to HDMI display adapter to Jetson Nano 4GB Dev Kit. Below Error is encountered when drivers are being installed:

Unsatisfied dependencies. Missing component: Kernel version 4.9.337-tegra is too old. At least 4.15 is required.
This is a fatal error, cannot install DisplayLink Linux Software.

Is there any fix for this particular issue?

Thanks in advance.

This would depend on the software being run or installed, but it sounds like the kernel needs to have a feature/symbol/service installed, and that perhaps this feature did not exist in the current kernel. The original Nano is actually very old, it is a TX1, which was the first 64-bit Jetson from around the year 2014. New feature development stopped some time back (some patches are still added, e.g., security), but you won’t find a more recent kernel (the kernel used has NVIDIA out-of-tree source content not found in mainline unless you go to Orin, and even then, not unless you go to L4T R36.x). In theory someone might back port the feature, but you’d have to know exactly what kernel service it is looking for.

Where did you get the software which is asking about the kernel version? There is some minor possibility something else could be done, but not without knowing what the software is.

Hi @linuxdev

This is a USB 3.0 to HDMI converter device driver, which was downloaded from the device’s manufacturer website.

Even if this driver is installed it might not work as expected. Does this device contain its own GPU? If not, then it will fail to find the integrated GPU (iGPU), and the manufacturer would likely need customization to use it with the iGPU. Most systems use a discrete GPU (dGPU) on the PCI bus, which allows a standardized PCI access interface. iGPUs do not respond to that interface.

Since the software wants at least kernel 4.15, I am wondering if this missing driver is also for PCI GPU devices. Odds are that if you get the 4.15 driver back-ported that it will still fail.

Does the manufacturer provide this driver in source code format? I think this will fail, but it might work if you have source code.

Hi @linuxdev

The source code is not available. Will try to find another method. Thank you

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