Dual monitors with only one HDMI?

hey guys I inherited a laptop and I’m trying to make it run with 2 monitors with zorin OS

the problem is that I only have a single HDMI port and I’m looking for hardware that will support this OS.


my first attempt was to buy this USB to VGA adapter but it doesn’t seem there are any linux drivers available for it. though the usb slot recognizes there is something in there it just isn’t quite sure what to make of it.

is there any way to make this work? if it’s not feasible I can simply return the second monitor I bought.

thank you for your help

also I am open to spending a bit more money on this so if anybody’s got any ideas hmu

Try Adding a Portable USB Monitor to Ubuntu: How to Set Up the DisplayLink Driver

hey thanks I got to step 3 before i got this message

Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist)
Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 16 (RRCreateMode)
Serial number of failed request: 29
Current serial number in output stream: 29

At the bottom of that page, the author takes comments and questions - maybe he can answer.

On further searching, I am not sure how promising it is to use USB->VGA adapters. See: