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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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I-TEC Docking Station connection services ports problems 20.04

I use a CLEVO laptop with Ubuntu 20.04, gnomeshell 3.36.8 and I use firewalld, not UFW. It's connected via USB 3 (it is also possible to connect it with a USB C but the problems remain) to an I-TEC ...
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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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No sound on ubuntu 20.04 when attached to docking station

My sound works just fine when my Dell E5580 laptop is running standalone, using 20.04. When I plug it into my Dell WD15 docking station, paplay --volume=300000 /usr/share/sounds/gnome/default/...
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How to use laptop speakers with docking station without constantly changing output settings

I have a docking station attached to my laptop with DisplayLink so that I can have 2 external monitors along with my built in laptop screen. It works great but Ubuntu 20.04 automatically switched the ...
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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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Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga dock stopped working for ubuntu 20.04

I'm a large linux noob so please forgive me there. I'm a recent linux convert and I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga. I have a docking station for it that I use for usb ports, the ...
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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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2 Monitors + Thinkpad E590 + USB-C Dock Gen 2 + Ubuntu

I want to use double external monitors via Display-Port on "USB-C Dock Gen 2", but this dock doesn't officially support Linux as an OS. So, my question is, does anybody use this setup "...
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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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laptop screen(s)

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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USB mouse stops working with dell D6000 dock

I have just got the Dell D6000 universal dock; I have connected it to my laptop via USB-C. But after a while my USB mouse stops working; the mouse is fine never a issue when plugged into the laptop ...
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external monitors with different resolution 2K 4K, diff. errors, daisy chain, Ubuntu

Setup: ThinkPad L450 [Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, kernel 4.13]: 1920 x 1080, Intel HD Graphics 5500 & UltraDock – 90W EU (DisplayPort 1.2) ThinkPad L480 [Linux]: 1.920 x 1.080 (IPS), Intel UHD Graphics ...
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Ubuntu 18.04. VT1000 docking station connected but monitors not working?

I have a Dell XPS laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 connected to a VisionTek VT1000 universal USB Dock. My setup was working with two monitors, but then my laptop froze while connecting, and after I ...
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Dell XPS no longer works on dock [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and a Dell TB 16 Dock (Business Thunderbolt Dock). Since a few days ago, the laptop no longer works on the dock. When connected, it boots normally ...
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Drivers needed for Ubuntu, ASUS zenbook and SIIG docking station

I'm new to linux/ubuntu, and I recently purchased an external SIIG docking station and a ASUS zenbook. Booting into an 18.04.1 LTS desktop install on the laptop, two driver issues are evident: 1) the ...
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Glitching box around mouse cursor on Ubuntu 18.04 and nvidia driver

Basically, I have the seem problem as described here, only with Ubuntu 18.04 (thus no lightdm or sddm which could be restarted): I am using a Dell laptop with a dell docking station, connected via ...
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Second monitor won't work (via DisplayLink dock)

I am trying to install WavLink's docking station (WL-UG93DK3) using DisplayLink's instructions, as directed from the WavLink website. I'm following the instructions perfectly, and when running the ....
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Ubuntu and docking stations

I have a Acer Aspire VX with only one video output (HDMI) and a USB type-C port. I'd like to have a dual monitor (so 3 monitors with the laptop's one). I've seen that the best solution would be to use ...