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Displaylink not detecting monitor

The machine I'm using runs Ubuntu 22.04. The screenshot below shows the details of the machine itself. I want to connect it to the Dell 3100 docking station. I have installed and tested both ...
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Docking Station startup and Default Sound Output

I'm currently dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 11. I'm investigating whether Ubuntu is a viable option at work (such that I can discard Windows, or only use it in a Virtual Environment). So far, the ...
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Connecting two screens through docking station

I have two Quad HD screens (a Philips PHL272S4L and a Dell U2722D) and a Dell WD19S 180W docking station. I want to connect those screens to my work laptop through the docking station. My work laptop ...
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why can't i dock the screenshot in 22.04 in favorites bar?

Why doesn't the screenshot app allow docking on the favorites bar? Am I missing something?
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USB-C Wavlink Docking Station

After days of unsuccessfully getting nowhere with my Selore USB-C docking station I have changed for a wavlink one which seems to have better reviews. On first connection, the HDMI ports work straight ...
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Dell XPS 15 ubuntu 20.4.4 LTS connect to docking station display crash randomly

I have an issues with Dell XPS that connect to Dell D6000s docking station that connected to 2 monitors, the display randomly crashes and then the laptop screen turn black after a minute its lines up ...
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WD19TB not charguing on Ubuntu 20.04, Dell XPS 15 laptop

Everything else is working fine (monitors, keyboard, etc..). The computer said it's charging, but it doesn't.
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Why Does My Docking Station Cause Ubuntu to Shutdown and Reboot?

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Dell Latitude E-5470. I want to use a docking station so that I have a dual-monitor setup. I have tried the D3100 and Plugable UD-6950H stations, respectively. Both ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 External monitor with dock not working on xorg

I'm using dock to connect secondary monitor. It works with wayland and windows. With xorg it detects display, but fails to display anything. It works when directly connected to HDMI on laptop My ...
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Dell DA310 dock is stuck in USB2

I own a Dell inspiron 5415, and a usb-c dock DA310 when I run ubuntu 21.10, kernel 5.13.0-23-generic, the dock is recognized as usb2, despite it is usb3, (I tested this with an external usb3 disk and ...
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Is it possible to connect an ubuntu laptop to a USB-C docking station over a USB-C to USB-A adapter and get signal in the monitors?

I have a Dell WD15 docking station, and one of my laptops is a bit older so it does not have a USB-c port. When connecting that hp laptop (Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS) I get the usb and audio connections, but ...
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Ethernet connection doesn't connect 20.04.2

i've recently tried to connect my lenovo thinkpad with ethernet(both PCI entry, and USB ethernet via docking station). At first it did connect, but then i changed my ISP and ever sicne my connections ...
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Displaylink driver does not work since last update on August 15th 2021, after update and display config changes -> System freezes

[UPDATE] I also tried the Displaylink driver version 5.3.1 from 5th of may 2020. No Monitors externally are detected! So less functionality! I tried this version as well, 'cuz I installed the last ...
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USB-C Charging via Dongle/Dockingstation on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm using the I-Tec Docking Station / Dongle on a Dell Latitude 7480 running Ubuntu 20.04. The laptop supports charging via USB-C and when plugging in the power supply directly into the laptop it ...
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Sometimes, after reboot or suspend, docking station isn't fully working

I have a Dell Precision 5750, CalDigit TS3+, and Ubuntu 21.04. I have a widescreen Samsung monitor plugged into the Caldigit via DisplayPort. This combination works fine on various other OS's using ...
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XPS Docking DL-6000 upgrade

I'm currently working on an XPS 13" with Ubuntu 20.04. I have for 2/3 years an WD-15 dock in my house and everything work fine, but my client only have DL-6000 one at the office. With this (the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't work with thunderbolt 3 docking station and multiple monitors

I have ubuntu 20.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 9350. I'm running kernel 5.8.0-50-generic. I recently got a Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2 docking station. Connecting the dock station to the laptop ...
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Dockingstation resets itself from time to time

I am a linux user for some years now. I have set with Xubuntu on my private laptop (ThinkPad X390) for my daily use and I am really happy with it. I got a nice homeoffice setup by my employer with two ...
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Lenovo laptop sleeps after booting in docking station in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

In a possibly related issue, I've got two Lenovo laptops that will boot in their respective docking stations, but after a few seconds, goes to sleep after logging on. You need to hit the docking ...
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Lenovo thinkpad thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2 drops connected devices on Ubuntu Linux

I am using a Dell XPS 9570 laptop with dual boot Windows 10/Ubuntu 18.04 with lenovo thinkpad thunderbolt dock gen 2. The dock works fine on Windows. But on Ubuntu, it works for 5-10 minutes but then ...
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Ubuntu doesn't respect my mic selection when I use a docking station

I have a Thinkpad (X1, I think? X1 Carbon? I forget) and a Lenovo USB C docking station and I've found that when I am plugged into my docking station my internal mic and headphones don't work at all. ...
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Kdocker arbitariily stopped working - docked apps are completley gone

I use kdocker to minimize a few applications (like Spotify) into the top bar rather than the dash, and it all was working smoothly until a couple of days ago, when suddenly whenever I use kdocker the ...
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Thinkpad docking station audio fails randomly

I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (7th Gen, I think?), with a USB-C Lenovo-branded docking station for it. The laptop spends most of its time plugged into the docking station, and generally works fine; ...
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How to stop "cable snake" symbol from appearing in taskbar?

Ever since a recent update of Ubuntu (through the standard update prompt - not a major version update), the "cable snake" symbol keeps appearing in the taskbar every few seconds. i.e. the ...
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USB-C Dock Locks up Laptop on Removal

I have a Dell Precision 5540 running Kubuntu (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS) and a Lasuney USB-C dock. When I've got my computer running and I disconnect the dock, it completely locks up Kubuntu. I have to do a ...
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High CPU Load with Display Link Docks -> alternatives

Is there any docking station that supports 2 external screens which does not use the DisplayLink chipset? On different laptops we have the problem of very high CPU load with DisplayLink drivers and ...
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connecting my Ubuntu to mor screens via a dell d3000 docking station

I have a dell laptop with an ubuntu operating system. i also have a dell d3000 docking station. when connecting my laptop to the docking station the computer recognize the dock, connects the muse, ...
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Ubuntu 20 USB device descriptor read/8, error -110

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20 on my Dell Laptop 2 days ago. I do have a Dell Display link docking station. I am experiencing the device descriptor error as mentioned in the subject. When that ...
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Extreme lag if I disable a monitor (laptop docking station setup)

Ubuntu 20 LTS, GNOME 3.36 Toshiba Satelittle L-50b, Acer monitors KG241Q, Targus 2k dock I have switched from a desktop PC to only using a laptop at my desk. I have a total of four screens which I use....
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USB Ports on dock randomly stop working

I have a Dell Precision 5530 (basically their business version of the XPS 15) that I use with a Dell TB16 dock. I'm trying to debug an issue with the USB ports on the dock where they will work when I ...
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Headphones not detected as Docking Station analog output in Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Lenovo T490s that I plug into a Lenovo ThinkpadUltraDockingStation. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18 to 20.04. The problem is that now when I plug in the headphones in the docking station ...
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display to external screen from Thinkpad L590 through Thinkpad Hybrid USB-C dock on Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to: use a Thinkpad L590 running Ubuntu 20.04 connected to a Thinkpad Hybrid USB-C USB-A dock to display to an external monitor connected by HDMI to the dock I cannot get it to work (the ...
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Not able to extent 3rd monitor using USB C docking

Hi Folks the issue that I have is that using a USB C docking I'm able to get my laptop and 2 monitors to work but the 3rd monitor only as a mirror of the second external monitor, so I was wondering ...
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What does the indicator icon with three dots over a power plug mean in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 with a Dell WD19 Dock and on this Dock I have 2 Monitors. The internal Monitor of the Notebook is off but the Lid is open. I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Everything is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - freezing on system loading

I have fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Everything is ok but I have my laptop on docking station and connected 2 monitors: 1st 29" LG by DisplayPort 2nd 24" Iiyama by VGA When second monitor is ...
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No connectivity via docking station after installation of Ubuntu 20.04

When I boot from a bootable Ubuntu 20.04 USB, I can use the docking station normally (incl. External monitor). However, after installing, I no longer have access to the docking station. I have a DELL ...
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Mystic activity when idle

When my computer is running idle with no programs running i can see unusual spikes in the processor and network activity in the system monitor. I has been like this for quite a while. It happens even ...
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Screen won't turn on after suspend - Dell Latitude 7490

I have this issue with my Dell Latitude 7490 laptop a few days after I got it from work. I use a USB-c docking station at work and it may be the source of the problem. The symptoms are the following:...
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Once cable is unplugged, network never restarts, even once plugged back in

I am running 19.10 on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme. I have a docking station that has an ethernet port. Everything, including etherenet-powered internet connectivity, works fine on initial boot. ...
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Does anyone know how to get multi-bay USB HDD docking station to recognize more than the HDD1?

I have a Vantec Dual Bay SATA HDD docking station and a Hornettek quad bay SATA HDD docking station. Ubuntu 18.04 will recognize ONLY HDD1 on these devices. Anyone have a solution? Seems like a ...
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HP Spectre Freezes on Boot With Thunderbolt Dock Attached

So I have an HP Spectre 15, dual-booting Xubuntu 19.10/Windows 10, and the HP USB-C Universal Dock. The dock works perfectly, all the ports work, network and USB, and the display connected to it works,...
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Network fails with docking dongle

I've run into a very strange problem. I'm happily browsing along in Firefox when tabs become unresponsive. Typically the state is induced by loading a tab. When I attempt to do so, the loader icon in ...
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Lenovo docking station won't turn on monitors on boot

I have a Lenovo X1 Extreme and Lenovo Thunderbolt docking station 40AN0230EU https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X1-Extreme/p/22TP2TXX1E1 https://support.lenovo.com/us/...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3: Screen scrambling while using two monitors with a Think Pad Thunderbolt 3 Dock

I have set up my new work equipment, which includes the following devices: Lenovo P1 Gen 2 Think Pad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 2 x HP Z32 80 cm (31,5" ) 4K-UHD Workstation-Monitor The problem which ...
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Why don't my thinkpad ultrabase 3 usb ports work when I dock x220?

I have ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS installed on thinkpad x220. I Just purchased an ultrabase 3 docking station, and after I dock the thinkpad, the usb ports on the dock don't work and the little red light on ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from switching default audio output device to Analog Output when docked? [duplicate]

I have 19.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T580. When my laptop is not docked, default audio output device is "Speakers - built-in". But when I put my laptop in a docking station, it changes default audio ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize external monitors when attached through docking station

I just bought a Lenovo USB 3.0 Docking Station. It works with my keyboard, but not with the monitors: ubuntu just does no recognize the external monitors when I connect them. Sorry for the lack of ...
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Lenovo T480 with Thunderbolt Docking Pro - USB 2.0 devices not recognized

I've searched many times but I was not able to find any solution, so that is why I am asking here: I am suing Lenovo T480 with Lenovo Docking Pro station which is actually Thunderbolt docking station. ...
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I (finally) installed Lubuntu on my work laptop. A Lenovo ThinkPad with docking station and multiple screens. After install I ran ubuntu-drivers autoinstall, got Nvidia drivers and my external ...
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Ethernet not working on Dell WD15 docking station and Latitude 5491 - 16.04

I have a Dell Latitude 5491 connected to a docking station WD15 with dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu. Ethernet is not working only when it is connected through the docking station and on Ubuntu. It works ...
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