The UltraVideo device
If you look at the specs for that particular device it doesn't support Linux.
Support Windows XP,Vista, Winodws 7,Windows 8, windows 8.1, Mac OS up to
10.9.4 (**Does NOT support XP 64bit and Windows Server**)
Does NOT support XP 64bit and Windows Server/Linux
Other compatible devices?
In general USB to (HDMI,DVI,VGA) devices either work or don't. But there are devices that are known to work under Linux, such as this one: UltraVideo® USB 2.0 to DVI-I or VGA Video Adapter
As well as this one: DisplayLink.
Does it work with Linux?
An open source driver is available, for DL-1x5 devices which is now
built into the Linux kernel. Linux support for DL-3x00 or DL-41xx is
not currently available.
Digging further with respect to the DisplayLink technology had this to say on the Wikipedia page:
The Linux kernel 3.4 also contains a DisplayLink driver, but current
generation USB3 chips are not supported as of Sep 2014. It looks like
no current DisplayLink-chip will ever work under Linux  due to
Here's another option: Plugable UGA-2K-A USB to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 2048×1152.
- Windows 8/7/XP drivers installed automatically via Windows Update (Internet connection required)
- Mac is not supported due to significant limitations in the operating system.
-Linux configuration for advanced users only
The Pluggable website even has a page devoted to Linux, titled: DisplayLink USB 2.0 Graphics Adapters on Linux – 2014 Edition. The article had this to say on the issue:
The short story
Multi-monitor on Linux, especially with multiple graphics cards and
USB graphics adapters, remains problematic. You can find many distros
and configurations where it just won’t work. We’d recommend staying
away unless you’re an advanced Linux user who is willing to play with
different distros, install optional components and do hand
configuration. Unfortunately, it’s just not plug and play yet today,
as it is on Windows
The long story
That said, it is possible to get things working in limited scenarios
for USB 2.0 generation DisplayLink-based adapters. We used all
Plugable products in the tests for this post. Our test systems
included Intel, Nvidia, and AMD primary graphics adapters. For Nvidia
and AMD, we tested both the open-source and proprietary drivers.
Intel is the most compatible, providing decent results under all
configurations. Nvidia graphics cards, when running the open source
nouveau driver, only work in Multi-Seat mode. Attempting multi-monitor
setup with a DisplayLink adapter and an Nvidia graphics card results
in garbage graphics being displayed on your DisplayLink-attached
monitor. The Nvidia proprietary drivers do not work under any
The AMD open-source drivers work under both multi-seat and
multi-monitor setups, but the performance, at least in our tests, is
significantly worse than with the Intel drivers.
The AMD proprietary drivers are unavailable in any easy to install
package under Fedora 20, but we installed them in Ubuntu, and were
unable to get any results, they simply do not work with DisplayLink
As I've shown, it isn't a simple answer, it's very hit or miss, which devices will work with which particular distros of Linux. If it were me, I'd likely go with option #3, but your mileage will vary. Also, prepare yourself for spending a fare amount of time messing with options to get things working, or potentially having to switch to a different distro.
We don’t recommend or support USB graphics on Linux yet, because of
the problems above — but if you do have questions, please feel free to
comment below. We want to get as much information out as possible
about what works and doesn’t, so things can improve here. There’s no
reason Linux can’t have the same or better multi-monitor support as
any other platform in time!