Questions tagged [docking-station]

A Docking station or port replicator or dock provides a simplified way of “plugging-in” an electronic device such as a laptop computer to common peripherals

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Does a laptop have any hot swap risk when using a docking station?

Certain computer ports (such as PS/2, serial, parallel, VGA) are not hot swappable and there is a risk (maybe a low risk, but still a risk nonetheless) of damage if you disconnect a device from one of ...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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connecting monitor to docking station

I recently got one of these docking stations (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FIKV524/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It all works perfectly (keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer), ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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USB Hub vs. Dockinstation USB vs. Laptop USB

I recently had thougts about my current setup in my office, especially about the UBS ports distribution. Here's my setup: I have a Lenovo T410 docked to a Lenovo Dockingstation Series 3, that ...
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Lenovo T450S laptop docking station issue

I am having difficulty utilizing a docking station with my Lenovo T450s laptop. I purchased the laptop in 2016 and it is running Windows 10. At the time of purchase I also bought a Lenovo docking ...
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Docking station : 2 monitors

I have a laptop connected to a docking station and in addition to the laptop there are two monitors. The problem is that when I have the laptop open, the 2 additional screens are black. They are ...
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Fujitsu port replicator compatibility

We have some port replicators for older Fujitsu Notebooks from the type FPCPR231. Now we would like to buy a FUJITSU Lifebook E548 and wonder if the connector is still the same. Unfortunately, there ...
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Connect a Dell XPS Windows laptop to Ethernet via a generic docking station

I have a generic docking station for laptops. It connects to the laptop with a USB 3.0 connection, and supplies several USB connections plus an Ethernet connection. When I connected it to a two-years-...
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laptop not displaying after undocking Hp Zbook (with Windows 10) from docking station

The laptop (Zbook with Windows 10) has a blank display screen after undocking from the docking station. I have to perform a hard shutdown on the laptop and turn the laptop on again in order to use it ...
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4TB from HDD1 to HDD2 - usb3.0 hdd docking station - dual bay or two single bay?

right now I'm transferring 4TB of files from HDD1 to HDD2 both connected to the same dual bay usb 3.0 docking station (specifically this one). The file manager of my pc says "approx. 9 hours left". ...
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Monitor connected to USB-C dock continuously wakes up for 1 second when it should be off

The monitor and everything else works perfectly, except for this problem. When the display is turned off automatically after 10 minutes, it will continuously wake up with no display signal and go back ...
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bridge interface under wlan and eth

I have the following topology: I have a laptop with a WiFi NIC and a docking station with an Ethernet NIC. Both network connections are connected to the same LAN. What I want to do is to use the ...
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Dell Latitude E6530 Webcam and Docking Issues with Windows 10

I've had my Dell Latitude E6530 for 4 - 5 years now, and I recently upgraded to Windows 10 (from Windows 7). There are two major issues I've noticed that no amount of Googling has helped me fix: ...
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Using 2 external monitors with a docking station connected to a laptop

I work from a mobile office (office setup in my RV). I have an ASUS laptop and 2 external LED monitors (Samsung & Acer). I have been trying to use the 2 monitors connected to my laptop via an HDMI ...
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How to auto backup set directories to ext hard disk upon docking computer?

I have a slight problem, my computers hard disk is quite small so it get's filled up quite fast. Luckily I have 2TB external hard disc, however copying files to it constantly is a pain. I was ...
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How to get laptop docking station serial number programmatically?

Is there are a way to get laptop docking station serial number programmatically? I assume it should be accessible via WMI, specifically via Win32_SystemEnclosure class but unable to come up with ...
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Is it safe to hot dock?

My technology administrator said to shut down my computer when I dock/undock my laptop from the docking station, because it will mess up Windows 10 if I don't. I have been hot docking (not shutting ...
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Removing my Lenovo computer from the dock re-sizes my windows

I am experiencing a strange problem that seems to be specific to the Lenovo that I and my work colleagues have. It is a W540 Thinkpad, and the issue is that when you undock the computer from a Lenovo ...
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Dual-display with Dell E7440, docking station, and CentOS

Hardware: I have a company-issued laptop (Dell E7440) on which I have installed CentOS 7; 2 Dell monitors which support VGA, DisplayPort, and DVI; and a Dell docking station for the laptop (...
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Very strange harddisc behaviour

Running Windows 7 64bit. Harddisc is installed internally and connected via SATA: Videofile xyz.mp4 can be opened and played without any problems. If I remove the disc and put it in an external ...
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How do I make it so that when my laptop is not connected to the docking station, that only a single monitor is recognized?

I have two external monitors connected to my laptop docking stations (total of 3 monitors including my laptop screen). When I disconnect my laptop from the docking station, it still operates as ...
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Linux kernel option for maintaining functionality upon undock/redock of laptop to a docking station?

I'm trying to compile a custom kernel. At present, here is the data: Hardware: HP EliteBook 8540w HP docking station Arch Linux default kernel behavior: with computer docked, usb mounse plugged ...
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DVI to USB 3.0 to Thunderbolt: Laggy Screen and mediocre USB bitrate

I'm connecting an Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13'' which only has USB 2.0 port via its Thunderbolt 1 port to a Kanex KTU20 Adapter which successfully allows me to connect USB 3.0 cables to this old Mac ...
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Monitoring performance/throughput of USB-C

I've got a Lenovo laptop that supports USB type-c docking and I've got a Thunderbolt 3 docking station along. I know that this means that I'll only get the speed of USB 3.1 (gen 2). Hooking up two ...
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redocking suspended laptop causes reboot

This procedure has worked for me for years flawlessly: Close lid to cause sleep/suspend. Undock laptop Leave lid closed Redock laptop Open lid to wakeup/unsuspend/resume/thaw However, after a recent ...
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Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 Firmware Update fails

I have a ThinkPad P52s with a Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2. Updating the firmware of the dock shows Can't read Thunderbold controller version, Will skip Thunderbold firmware update! The title of this ...
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Turning on/waking a computer from USB C dock without laptop being powered through the dock

Is it possible to wake/turn on a laptop with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 dock when the laptop is not powered through the dock? (the laptop cannot be powered through the dock)
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2x3 input/output display solution

I am looking for hardware solution that would allow me to switch between 2 separate inputs that would display to 3 outputs. My hardware are as follows: Inputs: Laptop - 1 HDMI PC - 1 HDMI, 1 DP, ...
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Second Monitor for Laptop not displaying correctly

so, I've just bought a docking station for my hp elite book and tried to hook it up. Following problem occured: when plugging in an dp cable from the docking station to the monitor the laptop will ...
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debugging boltd and Dell TB16 on Dell Latitude 5491 and Xubuntu 18.04

Every now and then my Dell TB16 dock device stops working i.e. port replication is off, also the dock's white LED goes off. OS: Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic #58 System: Dell ...
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Thunderbolt Dock into Desktop?

I have a desktop that I added a Thunderbolt card to. I also have a work laptop with Thunderbolt. Lastly, I have an old Dell TB16 Docking station. As a matter of convenience, I'd like to run all my ...
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Connect Desktop & Laptop to USB C Laptop Docking Station to Utilize Desktop Monitors for Both

I have an ASUS M32CD Desktop (Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse and I want to connect to my desktop monitors using a Hiearcool USB C Hub,USB-C Laptop Docking Station,11 in 1 ...
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GPU preference not working; what's the workaround?

I have a laptop in a docking station on which I cannot select GPU preference at autostart. The laptop has one integrated Intel GPU and one "extra" Nvidia GPU. I can select GPU preference clicking the ...
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How to connect laptop + Desktop pc to dual 4k monitors

I have a setup at home, with dual 4k monitors (over display port), and mouse/keyboard/soundsystem connected the ordinary way. I also have a work laptop Dell XPS 15, that I would like to be able to ...
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GPU Is Underperforming When Connected Through An External Docking Station

I am using an external docking station to connect a desktop-based GPU Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB into my notebook Lenovo ideapad 310. After connecting it successfully and installing recommended drivers, I ...
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ThunderBolt 3 Dock/Hub on a laptop with USB C (Gen1)

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad l390) with 2 USB C and wanted to get a hub that had VGA and RJ-45, and maybe some other ports but most of the options I can find are Thunderbolt 3 Hub/Docks I was ...
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Dell Latitude e5250 not charging

My daughters's Dell Latitude e5250 is unable to charge through the DC jack. When the adapter is plugged in (standard Dell 65W charger), the laptop runs, but it will not charge the battery. When I ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad P51 with Lenovo Thinkpad Prodock

Recently, I've bought the Lenovo Pro Dock docking station. This one requires 90w to function according to the official Lenovo website. However, my Thinkpad P51 doesn't charge when plugged into the ...
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Can you use a thunderbolt 3 dock with a laptop only capable of usb 3.1 gen 2?

I have a late 2018 macbook pro (tb3) and a surface book 2 (usb 3.1 gen 2). I was wondering if I would be able to buy a tb3 dock and have it work with both (albeit with bandwidth constraints on the ...
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Can I use a USB-C laptop dock with a USB-A to USB-C connector on a laptop that DOES NOT support USB-C docks

This is a frustrating one for me. I have an acer SF314-52 and I absolutely love it. One thing is really grinding my gears however; It's the USB-C port. Specifically, it's compatibility with USB-C ...
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Is the number of monitors limited by the computer or the docking station?

I am looking at purchasing a Dell laptop which can connect to a docking station via DisplayPort over USB-C. I would like to be able to connect to two 4k displays, but the only "compatible" docking ...
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Why is my laptop not turning on my external monitors when being plugged into a docking station?

Laptop: Dell Precision 5220 running Ubuntu 16.04 Docking Station: Dell (can't find any more info on it), connects with thunderbolt. Monitors: 2x Benq Senseye 3, Model # GL2670-B BIOS Version: 1.9.4 ...
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Windows 10 laptop doesn't charge on a dock

I have a HP zBook 17 running Windows 10. When I remove it and return it to the dock, it does not recognize that it's connected to power and able to charge. The dock has a sticker that says "Pumba 1.0"....
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Dell Type C Dock WD15 has Blinking Monitor

Dell has a knowledge base article addressing this blinking monitor problem. It is about updating drivers and flashing the firmware of the dock. I have two problems with the instructions in that ...
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Saving Multi-Monitor Configuration with Docking Station

I recently picked up a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop, which runs Windows 10. I love having multiple monitors, so I also got a Kensington Universal USB3.0 dual display docking station for when I'm seated at my ...
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Asus TX300CA “pulses” - periodically interrupts power when connected to DC supply?

I've got an Asus TX300CA, and as if I wasn't unlucky with it already, now I have this problem. The TX300CA has a tablet part, and a keyboard/dock part. When the tablet part is docked to the keyboard ...
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Dell Latitude E5450 and Dell E-Port K07A

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 that I connect to a Dell E-Port mode K07A. When I dock the laptop the rear USB ports on the laptop are disabled as documented on Dell's support pages. My question is... I ...
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Why does my display “blink” a couple of times a day?

I have a Dell Latitude E7470 in a Dell docking station connected by DisplayPort adapter to HDMI to a 4k display. Several times a day, the display blinks off (like no input, really off, not just a ...