I have some problems starting up my Lenovo T540p in the docking station. If I start outside the docking station Linux is started and everything is perfect. I can put the notebook into the docking station and use two more displays.
If the notebook is in the docking station, I can make a reboot in the docking station and the computer restarts normal. But if I turn off and on the notebook, while it still in the docking station, it stops running with a blinky cursor in normal textmode 80x20 (I mean the textmode known from MS-Dos, with no graphics). Holding down the Shift button while starting up shows me "GRUB Loading."(also in textmode 80x20). There is nothing more, no error number nothing. I start my OS via USB, but as far as I can remember the problem also exist running normal SATA-HDD.
My docking station
I use the normal docking station for the notebook.(Not the one using the USB-Interface)
I tried different distributions: Mint, Fedora, Mint 17.3, Debian 8.4 with KDE, Ubuntu 15.10. Its always the same.
I read (google,manjaro.org)
[SOLVED] Grub not loading thinkpad_acpi in docking station
and tried to use thinkpad_acpi in an extra file (like it was described there)!
and found out that thinkpad_acpi is not longer in use. In stead of using thinkpad_acpi, I should use ACPI bay! ? :-(
Also playing with acpi should not be harmless at all because important devices like fan control would be deactivated. (If this is true I do not know)
I read (google,it is in askubuntu)
How do I disable ACPI when booting?
and used acpi in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=off"
I tried some modification of GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="..."
-"" <-nothing etc.
I tried different settings for the display in the bios. No Display, Display in Dockingstation etc.
sudo X -version
X.Org X Server 1.17.2
Release Date: 2015-06-16
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.13.0-68-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux ***** 4.2.0-16-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 8 15:35:06 UTC 2015 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-16-generic root=UUID=7fb2e262-0d61-4640-954a-7c9b79acf84c ro quiet splash --- vt.handoff=7
Build Date: 12 November 2015 05:33:29PM
xorg-server 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9.1 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.32.6
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Linux *** 4.2.0-16-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 8 15:35:06 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
cat /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration' GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...) #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef" # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only) #GRUB_TERMINAL=console # The resolution used on graphical terminal # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo' #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true" # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family KT Controller (rev 04) 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-LM (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #2 (rev d4) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM87 Express LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01) 04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 83)
I learned a lot but I can not find a solution for the problem. I do not want to flash the firmware as it described on some webpages. Because my displays do not flicker and they are working.
Does anyone have the problem ?