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I'm thinking on buying the Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock and use it with Ubuntu and Unity, but I haven't found information regarding if Ubuntu already has built-in drivers for it.

The link to this product is this one:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=460&Code=0A33970#overview

So, I'd just like to know if its a good idea getting it or I'd better not because I might have a difficult time trying to set it up.

Thanks.

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The DVI out on the dock seems to require some USB-3.0 DisplayPort driver support which is currently missing in the Linux kernel, so it likely won't work at the moment. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151463

I haven't managed to get the dock display out working here at least, but the NIC and usb ports work out of the box.

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The video of the dock is not supported under Linux, and will not be for a longer time. The dock uses a DL3XXX-generation Displaylink chip for video, driver support for this does not exist and is not planned by the producer in the near future.

I repeat: although Displaylink claims to support Linux in their FAQ, the latest generation does NOT support Linux

http://www.displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1748

But the NIC and usb ports work out of the box, so if you want an expensive usb-hub/NIC, go ahead.

USB2-based docks with displayport should be supported, though.

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The best thing will be to check it with a bootable CD/DVD. I know that USB 3.0 will work on ubuntu cuz it works here for me. But I have to add that I had problem using Linux on Lenovo on older hardware. So I would rather stick to HP or Fujitsu Siemens. But aks if you could check if it works and if it doesnt you just send it back?

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So, you do have that docking from Lenovo? Are you using both DVI ports and it works fine? –  Aukan Sep 8 '12 at 22:26
    
Nope - Sorry - do not have it. But I checked older Lenovo hardware cuz I am an IBM Thinkpad fan. But I was dissapointed about the Linux support of those. So please try for yourself. I just know that generelly USB 3.0 is supported in Ubuntu 12.04 and even older Ubuntus. –  Peterling Sep 9 '12 at 16:19

With Lenowo OneLink Dock (model DU9026S1) all worked out of box on Ubuntu 13.10, except LAN: you have to add ASIX driver: http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=downloadsearch&PSNoID=112 - go for USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet and chose chip AX88179 - then install by extracting, make and (sudo) make install, as usually.

Additionally I personally found Sound Switcher to be of great use in connection with this docking: http://yktoo.com/software/indicatorSoundSwitcher...

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