I've spent days trying to get my Mimo 710-S to work with my netbook. I finally figured it out, and I'm writing this down in hopes that it will help others. Also, spell checker in Firefox is freaking out on me, so I apologize for any spelling mistakes in advance.
This method has only been tested with the Mimo 710-S, but it should work with any other USB DisplayLink monitors. If you have a change to test it with a different monitor, please add it to the table below.
These instructions assume that you already have an up and running X server and are simply adding a monitor to your existing setup. You should also have yaourt installed and an active internet connection.
Install Needed Drivers
First you must install the DisplayLink drivers from AUR.
$ yaourt -S xf86-video-displaylink
This will also install any dependencies required. This should be all you need to use your DisplayLink monitor.
You must update your xorg.conf in order to use your additional display. When using the 710-S I was only able to use it if I set the DisplayLink device as screen0 and my internal display as screen1. I do not know if this is a common problem or just local to my setup.
Add this to the bottom of xorg.conf:
################ DisplayLink Stuff ################### Section "Device" Identifier "DisplayLinkDevice" Driver "displaylink" Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb1" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "DisplayLinkMonitor" DisplaySize 120 120 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "DisplayLinkScreen" Device "DisplayLinkDevice" Monitor "DisplayLinkMonitor" DefaultDepth 16 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 16 Modes "800x400" EndSubSection EndSection
Then edit your server layout to look something like this
Screen 0 "DisplayLinkScreen" Screen 1 "Internal" RightOf "DisplayLinkScreen" Option "Xinerama" "on"
Change Internal to whatever your main display is called. Reboot your system and the two should be linked together!
If X crashes, or nothing shows up when you boot, try to start X only using the external display
Screen 0 "DisplayLinkScreen" #Screen 1 "Internal" RightOf "DisplayLinkScreen" #Option "Xinerama" "on"
You may need to set your screen depths to be the same. Make sure that in both Screen sections it is set to 16.