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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:


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.


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Edit August2015

There is a beta driver now to support USB3 docks. See the linked forum for details.

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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


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 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 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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