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Why has my ThinkPad USB 3.0 Ultradock stopped working with my ThinkPad W540? It worked fine in 19.10

In Ubuntu 19.10 I got a surplus ThinkPad USB 3.0 Ultradock from work, plugged it in with an HDMI & a DVI attached monitor. Everything just worked okay. Now after I upgraded from 19.10 to 20.4 only ...
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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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Automatically change audio output when docked

I often dock my Ubuntu laptop to an external monitor with built in audio, and I manually switch the audio output to the external monitor one. Is there a way to automate this?
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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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External monitor via dock only recognized after unplugging a few times

I've got a Dell XPS laptop running Kubuntu 19.10 which is connected to a Dell docking station with an external monitor attached using HDMI. Whenever I get back to my desk and plug in my laptop, the ...
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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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No Grub when booting from Docking Station

I have a dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. This normally works fine, my HP Zbook boots on GRUB and I am able to select either Windows or Ubuntu. However when I boot my laptop while it is on ...
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gnome crashes after removing docking station + DELL XPS 9570 + Ubuntu 16.04 + WD15

We are experiencing an issue after removing docking station (WD15) C-type cable from Dell XPS 9570 laptop which is running Ubuntu 16.04LTS version, system crashes and then went into blank screen and ...
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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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ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 reinserting eth cable does not trigger network connection

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on Thinkpad T480. I'm using ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 docking station. When everything connected on the boot, all peripherals work as expected. But when I'm running OS and then I ...
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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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is there a linux / ubuntu 3 compatible external monitor thunderbolt 3 display dock?

I have a MSI GS65 9SE with usb-c / thunderbolt 3 port, and was hoping to get a external hub / dock that would support 3 displays (different images not cloned), ethernet, and a few usb. Any ...
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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 ...
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Disabling thunderbolt security on Dell TB16 through linux (Ubuntu 16.04)

Today I got a new laptop xps 15 9560. After A LOT of pain I was ablet to finally install Ubuntu 16.04 on the bloody thing. Took me about 3 hours, had to mess within Bios. Reading this thread helped me ...
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Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock ethernet 17.04 [duplicate]

Coming from a Dell E series to the Lenovo X1 Carbon (5th Gen). Got the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock to go with it. Had to disable thunderbolt security in the BIOS to get the USB and other ports working....
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Using HP 15-ay135nd as docked

I want to use my laptop 'docked' using the HDMI and external keyboard + mouse. Problem is: When closing the cover the OS shutsdown in powersaving mode... Any ideas?
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Window positions messed up after docking [duplicate]

I have a HD display on my laptop (Dell Latitude E7250) and a Full HD one on my docking station. When I dock my laptop the window positions often (yet not always) get messed up. Sometimes (some of) the ...
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Lenovo w540 with 16.04 fails to detect docking station screen after waking up from sleep

I've been having this problem for a while and it's really annoying... Every evening when I undock my lenovo it goes to sleep. The next morning when I re-dock it it wakes up but does not detect the ...
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Problem reconnecting Dell latitude to docking station

I use Ubuntu 16.04 with i3wm on a Dell Latitude E7450 that I connect to a docking station Dell F310c. I have two monitors connected the station and on boot everything works correctly. The problem is ...
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How to make ubuntu recognize an external screen when laptop is docked during boot

Consider the following scenario: I connect my Thinkpad (with optimus) to my docking station Boot the laptop Than I want that ubuntu recognizes that the laptop is docked and that an external monitor ...
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Kubuntu Krunner invisible after undocking

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit on a docked PC with 2 external monitors, 3 total. When I boot up in the dock everything works perfectly well, but when I undock Krunner turns invisible. With that ...
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tile docking line gone in aps 16.04

I updated form 15 to 16.04. I have not been about to get the top line of my apps to show up when I dock. The file, edit, etc. is missing. I have put sudo sevrice lightdm restart. It worked and ...
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GRUB stops while booting docking station

My Problem 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 ...
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External monitors have no signal after boot if laptop lid is closed

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad t440s with the intel graphics card running Ubuntu Desktop Trusty 14.04.4 LTS. This issue occurs with the ThinkPad Ultra Dock with two external monitors attached to it. After ...
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Multiple Monitors with Ubuntu 15.10 and LenovoW521 on a Docking station

I have been fighting with setting up multiple monitors on my Lenovo using a docking station. In the end things work how I want them (two external monitors + laptop screen next to each other) but: ...
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Lenovo T540p undocking triggers logout

I recently got a new Lenovo T540p with corresponding docking station and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (and later 15.10 with the same problem) on it. The problem is that whenever I release the laptop from ...
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How to configure multi-monitor docking setup so that it just works

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Thinkpad T540p using an Ultra Dock with two attached monitors. The Thinkpad is built with Intel graphics; the monitors are attached via DVI and HDMI respectively, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome): Laptop Display Blank After Undocking

I've been experiencing a really annoying issue with my recent Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 install. The OS is running on a Lenovo T440s. At the office I have a dock that connects to two monitors, one is ...
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External monitor not working after docking

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on my T450s (Intel graphics card) with kernel 4.0.8. I originally updated the kernel to be able to use two external monitors with my ultra dock. Now, when I dock my running ...
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USB3 Docking Station for Dell XPS 15

So I've recently started using Ubuntu and I mist say its the first time I've used an open source / Linux destro ever and so far I'm happy and impressed with its offerings. Now recently I've been ...
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Startech docking station: Video ports not working

I recently bought an MSI laptop and am running Ubuntu 14.04 on it. In order to use several screens, I have also bought a Startech docking station. Specifications can be found here, and review here ...
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Lenovo T440p Docking Station USB only works half the time

I've recently bought a Lenovo T440p and have realized that USB devices connected via its docking station do not connect if I boot the computer while it's plugged into it. When I boot the laptop when ...