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Q: Thunderbolt docking station in Ubuntu

I recently received a ZBook 15 G3 with the ZBook dock. After installing Ubuntu 16.04 the dock didn't work at all, it only powered the laptop. I changed the BIOS security configuration for the Thunderbolt port (under Advanced, Ports) and was able to get an external disply working.However, the USB ports on the dock are still not working, the audio jack isn't working and the ethernet port isn't working. When connecting a cable to the ethernet port on the dock the laptop will show that it's connected but there still isn't any internet connection.I will appreciate any help as right now the dock is pretty much unusable.

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I am struggling with my docking station for my ThinkPad 480s.  I have two docking stations.  One by Lenovo type 40AJ and the other by DELL.  The dual monitor DP setup resets every 3 to 5 minutes causing the monitors to go black with the Lenovo UltraDocking Station.  So I switched out that docking station with the DELL universal docking station.  When I use the USB C/Thunderbolt port the same thing happens.  When I use the USB 3 port, I have no problems.  I have looked in the event viewer and I can see where the laptop switches from external to battery power, but nothing else.  Also, I have updated the drivers for Thunderbolt. Has anyone seen and resolved this issue?

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Hello, Notebook is super noisy and dock wire is way too short to put it somewhere far away. I though may be it's possible just pluging power into notebook and connect docking station via Thunderbolt only but not sure if it will work and if docking station in fact needs external power which thunderbold cable will not be able to provide.

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I have installed the drivers and rebooted, but it still does not show up.  The docking station is a 40AC0135US which was indicated as the correct docking station by Lenovo's docking station finder.    I have no idea how they have managed to make this so difficult.   

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I have installed the drivers and rebooted, but it still does not show up.  The docking station is a 40AC0135US which was indicated as the correct docking station by Lenovo's docking station finder.    I have no idea how they have managed to make this so difficult.   

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Hello, does anybody know if ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is compatible with T480s? I have installed all the drivers  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ie/en/products/accessory/docks/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock/40ac/40ac013... I have searched this forums and followed some advice re BIOS settings for TB3 (didn't make any difference). Everytime I connect this dock the mesage comes up "Display connection may be limited".All it does it charges the laptop, but no USB devices work (mouse, keyboard), also Monitor connected through display port does not work. I replugged and restarted everything multiple times. I also updated all possible drivers for T80s (Win10 x64). Any ideas how to get this working, or are those products not compatible? Many thanks for assistance 













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A:T480s - unable to use "Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station"

Okkkkk I got it solved... very embarassing. On the laptop I plugged originially USB-C cable to the same port as charger.Next to it is another port that looks like something slightly else, but there is actually usb-c in it too. Connected and all is working Take this tip if you struggle like me, hah  Thank you

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I am connecting my X1 Extreme to Thunderbolt 3 Docking and find out the Ethernet is not working. By looking into network adapters in Control Panel, it shows the Ethernet of the docking station is disabled. However, whenever I try to enable it, it automatically goes back to disabled state. Any help?

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I have a 5th gen Carbon connected to the Lenovo Thunderbolt docking station. After some time, perhaps a sleep or hibernation, the laptop loses ethernet connectivity and can only use wifi. ipconfig reports media disconnected. But if I do a restart of Windows 10, ethernet is back, no problems. Also if I use the ethernet dongle connected to the laptop's weird little ethernet port, there are no issues.  There are other issues with the dock, like intermittent loss of wireless keyboard and mouse connectivity, but I'll worry about those in another thread. 

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Hello,I have got a Dell thunderbolt docking station but it's not working with my Yoga laptop. I have installed the docking station driver and it is able to deliver the power to the yoga but neigther the LAN connection not the VGA display is detected. Please advise. Dell docking station model:https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-thunderbolt-dock-tb16-240w/apd/452-bcnu/pc-accessories TIA

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Hello ... I use an Thinkpad Yoga370 together with the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station for business. For private use I have an Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation. Is there any possibility to connect it to the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station e.g. by an adapter? So I would like to use the Thunderbolt 3 Docking-Station with connected Screen, Keyboard, Mouse with both Laptops. Thanks for your help and best regards ...

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I just purchased a new XPS laptop and the D3100 docking station. I need to connect a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 that has a 6 pin Firewire 400 out.
Should I connect directly to the XPS via the Thunderbolt port using the Apple sold Thunderbolt to FIrewire adapter?
Is there a way for me to connect with the dock via the Thunderbolt compatible USB 3 ports?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Community: we just recently purchased a brand new Thinkpad X1 Extreme laptop and Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock.The Laptop is awesome but unfortunately we're on our second dicking station and wondering what we're doing wrong--or if we have a defect.  The docking station came with a 230W and 65W AC power cord, and the dock has both a 230W/170W port and 135W/65W power port. When the 230W cord is plugged into the 230W port, the dock doesn't turn on (nothing plugged in). When the 65W cord is plugged into the 135W/65W port, it lights up but no network when a laptop is plugged in or charge. The only way I get a light on the station is to plug the 230W cord into the 135W/65W port, and then when a laptop is plugged in I get network and charge. We contacted Lenovo and they sent a replacement as they admitted it was not working as it should. The second one also exhibits the exact same behavior and we are at a loss and ready to return for a refund.  I also don't want to plug a 230W power brick into a 135W/65W port for fear of overheating. Anyone else experience this or have any ideas, we'd like to hear them.  Thanks.

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Hopefully someone here can help me before I get an aneurysm. I got the HP Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station (150 watts, model number P5Q54AA). Everything is connected ok but as soon as the dock connects to my laptop it crashes my computer instantly and generates the blue screen of death. It doesn't matter if a monitor is connected or not. There was a couple of scary moments when it sent my fans into overdrive and started beeping loudly as if a bomb was ready to explode. I spent more than eight hours on this yesterday and at this point the dock seems like nothing more than a nice looking brick. I have went through all of the help threads here and tried everything. I updated the bios from 1.14 to 1.15I updated all audio drivers, graphic drivers, firmware drivers, chipset drivers, and thunderbolt related driversI rolled back everything twice and reinstalled everythingI removed the security setting in the bios that relates to thunderbolt devices connectingI've made numerous other changes that didn't work and had to roll backNothing seems to work. I am puzzled as to why HP haven't set this up better. Surely there needs to be a dedicated app for this that handles everything and installs and removes all necessary drivers. By the looks of it this docking station has been a mess from the start. What else can I do at this point? 

A:Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Crashes HP ZBook Studio G3 as...

It is possible you have a defective dock. I have exactly the same setup and went through some difficulties when I first got it but turning off Thunderbolt security made mine work. It is still occasionally finicky coming out of sleep mode or if I disconnect the laptop and use it as a laptop then try to reconnect the dock. Takes a restart or 2 sometimes but mine generally works well.  I would suggest your problems point to a bad piece of hardware. 

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I have several Dell 5510 Precision series with the Thunderbolt USB-C adaptor. Each 5510 is plugged into a Dell K17A docking station powered by a Dell 130W power supply. When I connect the docking station via its USB-C connection to the 5510 laptop, I get a BIOS warning that it only sees 95W of the 130W. But the battery charges and the laptop runs. I can turn off the power warning in the BIOS (which is current) but I worry about powering the 5510's Nvidia video card and other components if the BIOS is not seeing all 130 watts.
Plugging in the 130W psu supplied with the laptop has no such BIOS error.
Why does the Dell docking station K17A not see the Dell power supply? Is it throttling it?

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I have several Probook 6540b laptops, one of which has Ubuntu 16.04 loaded.  I'm using them with the Advanced Docking Station (p/n NZ223AA#ABA) that has a DVD/R installed in it.  The laptops running Windows 7 have no problem recognizing and using the DVD/R in the docking station but the Ubuntu laptop does not find it.  Ubuntu has no problems finding the USB ports and sound ports and video port, but not the DVD/R.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I booted my Toshiba Z30 12 e with a DVD of ubuntu and I realised it does not work well when the laptop is in the docking station wheareas everything works when the PC is not in the docking station.

Is there some ubuntu software to install to get the support of docking station ?

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Thanks in advance.

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. Dock works fine with both my Macbook Pro's (13 & 15). The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Both my Apple power adapters work and charge the X1 Extreme also... is it because the thunderbolt from the dock is also carrying data and video? Surely not? Thanks in advance.

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Hello Team,
Currently we have one Group policy which is block Thunderbolt docking station due to security reason. More recent versions of Windows 10 (1809 we are currently using) have a built-in ?Kernel
DMA Protection for Thunderbolt? 3? that should be used instead. To do that we need to enable Kernel DMA Protection , how we can enable it?

In BIOS VT already enabled and also enable the Windows Defender Core isolation. Kindly help to mitigate the issue.

Thanks
Amit Laha
  

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Hey, Just got my new X1 Extreme Gen 2 and the docking station (which doubles as a charger) doesn't charge. All other functionality of the dock works. The dock brand is Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD and the model number is F4U095. I have already updated the bios and software in line with https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 even though my model isn't listed as an affected one. Thanks in advance.

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Heyo,so i ran into a problem at work with a notebook from an user.She has the Thinkpad P51s with a Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station and 2x Dell U2717D.If one of the two monitors is connected via HDMI to the Notebook directly, the bit depth is at 8-Bit.If the 2nd monitor is connected via DP to the Dock, the bit depth drops to 6-Bit, which i can't change. The 6-Bit creates a horrible banding, especially in photoshop with color gradients you can see the banding in full effect.Firmware for the dock is up to date.Anyone else ran into this issue?EDIT: Wrong board, sorry

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HelloWhen 1903 Windows update installs on my Windows 10 64 system, the docking station stops working (everyting including video, usb, etc)I rolled back 1903 and it works. So it is definetely an issue with compatibility of the docking firmware/software with the 1903 update, as all my drivers should be up to dateDoes anyone know if there is official word on an update/patch that will solve the above?BestOmar

A:Lenovo Thunderbolt USB C Docking station does not work after I update Windows with 1903

nice post Padron Cigars

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I have just bought a Dell XPS 15 (9560) and a Dell WD15 docking station with 130W power brick (same wattage as the laptop's AC-adapter). When I only use the docking station to power the laptop the discrete graphics card (GTX 1050) does not seem to work. When I am in a game (eg. Starcraft 2), I get like 15 fps with the NVIDIA recommended settings. Then when I plug in the laptops's own power brick (while still in the game) I get an immediate four-fold increase in framerate. When I unplug the laptop's own power brick the framerate drops down to 15 fps again in a heartbeat. Furthermore, when I only power the laptop through the docking station, I cannot even find the discrete GPU in the list when I'm trying to run the Geekbench 4 compute benchmark (OpenCL). Only the integrated graphics shows up. When I plug in laptop's power brick I find GTX 1050 in the list.
I have run the Dell Command Update application and all my drivers and firmware are up to date. 
Does anyone have any idea to what the problem could be?

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We have two laptops T470 & T480 with docking stations. Both run Ubuntu 18.Everything is working ok if the laptop starts while already in the docking station. But, if I'm trying to dock it while running or while sleeping it never recovers for that the screen freezes.Only restart will be make it run again. BTW, many times I see two strange things:1. Undocking releases it, but only as long as it's not docked.2. When the screen freezes the only thing the sill work is the mouse which I can move around but I can't really use for anything else.

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I have a T430s  and a Docking station. I attached 2 monitors to the docks DP and DVI ports. Windows only allows me to use 2 of the three total monitors (2 external + Thinkpad LCD) at the same time. I have already read that the HD 4000 Card only supports two monitors. However, using Ubuntu allows me to have all three monitors active at the same time. How is this possible?

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I have a t480s coupled with basic docking station type 40AG. everything was working perfectly fine until yesterday I updated the Thinkpad docking station utility unsuccessully. this generated an error message any attempt to load the docking station driver (see enclosed file description) proved unsuccessful. Any possibility to restore the situation ex ante or to overwrite these errors> thanksenclosed file description and error message

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I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

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Hello -  My x220 does not lock into  Mini Docking Station Series 3 that I bough recently. The rubber pads on the battery seem to be preventing the laptop from being docked. (Not sure if I am doing something wrong instead.) Also I am trying to set up a multi monitor display ( Dell U2415). Will appreciate some inputs on how I should resolve both the issues or a link if that has been covered before .  

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Hi!
I have a Latitude E7740 that runs Ubuntu Xenial (16.04). I dock it to a "Dell EURO2 Advanced E-port II" docking station. 
If I boot it in the docking station, everything works fine, and I find all my two DVI-connected monitors. 
However, if I undock, then put it into the dock again while running, it fails to enable the screens. I'm using a script called autorandr for switching between display modes - it uses xrandr. It tries to run:
xrandr --output DP1-1 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 0x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal --output DP1-2 --gamma 1.0:1.0:1.0 --mode 1920x1200 --panning 0x0 --pos 1920x0 --rate 59.95 --reflect normal --rotate normal
But the X server responds with:
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)  Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR)  Minor opcode of failed request: 21 (RRSetCrtcConfig)  Serial number of failed request: 48  Current serial number in output stream: 48
Running this exact command after booting in the dock is doing the right thing, but after undocking then docking, it doesn't work.
Any ideas here? I have updated to the latest BIOS version.
Problem also reported in launchpad with lot's of debug info, here:
bugs.launchpad.net/.../1585884
Autorandr script is here: github.com/.../

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Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking system itself being plugged in?

A:Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking s...

Hi, What is your laptop ? Does it have docking port and use a PROPER docking station ?  If YES for both then yes, docking station will changer the battery on laptop, Normal USB port replicators (vendors also call them as docking startions) won't charge battery on laptop. Regards.

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I am getting a new P53 soon and I am trying to find a compatible docking station with it and I can't find one since the P53 is not even available on Finding dock station page,  is there any docking station compatible with it 

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It will be from the old computer running Windows XP to a new computer running Windows 7.

The old computer has files which I have accumulated over a number of years, it is a mixture of those used rarely, used frequently and junk.

The chances are some of the files will never be used again, but they just might be wanted at some future date. I am therefore reluctant to scrap anything. Neither do I want to put a lot of possibly unnecessary files on the new computer.

I need to be able to search the old hard drive and recover a file if it is wanted.

The old computer is about 9 years old and is slow and may not be worth upgrading.

I now have two computers and one monitor and I am not sure what would be the best route.

I have not used a Docking Station before but thought this could be a possibility, on Amazon I found:

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Any ideas would be a big help. Thanks.

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Hi does anyone know of a usb 3.0 docking station for 3.5" and 2.5" sata drives that runs off the usb power? ie no power supply thanks.

A:usb 3.0 docking station

I would think that 3.5" drives would require more power than USB could provide. I don't recall seeing many of those. 2.5" laptop drives should be okay with just USB power.

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Hello Does anyone know which docking station is compatable for a G50-80? Thanks Jill

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Any one please advise the right model of docking station with product id and serial number for HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation regardsSankar

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Hi, Any one can please advise the suitable model of Docking station for HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation.And I have docking station with sl no- CNU302Z0V6 , PRODUCT ID- A7E32UT#ABA  . Can I use the same docking station for the  HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation ? if not please clarify the reason for that . Urgent  reply shall be highly appreciated. regardsSankar

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I am looking at purchasing a docking station for my p50 however I am seeing some comments about the dock blocking the air vents.  Anyone see this or experience issues with this?

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Gibt es eine Dockigstation zu diesem Modell wenn ja welches modell 

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Hello,Customer of mine has a  Yoga Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 20C0, Model 20C0S19900, do you make docking stations for that laptop?  If so do any of the docking stations have Dual DVI ports? Thanks,Joe 

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Hello, I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 ? Dock (40AC0135US) for my P51, the problem is the docking station is not powering up the laptop using the thunderbolt cable. I have to plugin the power adatpor too.  Any ideas why this is happening ?

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I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive docking station for my dell 1420 laptop and didn't have a clue where to start. Well, I did start looking but everything I found was well over $100 dollars so I chose to ask the forums where everyone knows about computers.

I want it to be able to hook me into my 17in lcd, printer, mouse, keyboard, ethernet (internet), and power.

Thanks! I look forward to your suggestions.

A:Looking for Docking Station

Can anyone even point me in a direction?

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the best fix for this is both monitors have to have HDMI Inputs connect one HDIM to the Docking station and The other HDIM cable connect to MINI DP converter to the docking station

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Umm....the best fix for WHAT, exactly?

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I put my (new) Elitebook 8460p into a (new) HP 90W Docking Station. The docking station does not have a lock. I turned the laptop off but it won't eject from the docking station. The eject button only goes down about 1/8". Does anyone know of a way to release the laptop when the docking station eject button does not work?

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I too am having the same issue.  Is there a solution to this?  I'm ready to yank the laptop out of the docking station...

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