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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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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Thinkad w540 docking station and Linux Mint

I have got Lenovo Thinkpad w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes. I have to undock and wait until the login window is loaded. How should I go ...
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When undocking a laptop, how can I get Windows to stop resizing windows for minimized applications? [duplicate]

I use a laptop running Windows 7 with a docking station and a pair of monitors (one large). Naturally, when working this way I size my windows to take advantage of the available real-estate. When I ...
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laptop not connecting via docking station

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise - Service Pack1. I was previously able to connect my laptop to the LAN via a docking station. However, I can now connect to the LAN through the wire or connect ...
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W540 docking in Mint freezes

I have got Lenovo w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes, including the laptop's own keyboard. How should I go along about finding out what is ...
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use a usb docking station over powerline

I have a computer in a room away from my living room and I was thinking is it possible to for example use a docking station such as this (which has these inputs : HDMI, DVI, USB, VGA,....) which ...
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Trying to connect 3 monitors to Dell E6530

For work, I had a Dell E6530 with the e-port plus docking station (and additional shelf thing above it). After looking up the CPU, it uses integrated HD 4000, and claims up to 3 monitors. What I'm ...
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USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work

I have a HP Ultraslim docking station for my HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ultrabook. The connection to the external monitor and the network works fine - but I cannot seem to plug in any peripherals into ...
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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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Dell Latitude E6430 Docking Station + Dual Monitor + Laptop Screen Tri-Monitor setup

I have a company issued laptop and docking station as well as two monitors The specifications of the hardware are as follows; Laptop: Latitude E6430 BIOS: A02.00 Processor: i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60 (8 ...
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Docking station and personal desktop questions

Here's my set up: I have my work laptop connected to a docking station. The docking station is connected to 2 monitors so while I'm working I've got the extra screen space(extended desktop). My ...
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Connecting 2 external monitors and 1 laptop using a docking station

I am trying to connect 2 external monitors with the Dell Docking Station. I have a Dell Latitude E6230 laptop. Now I have connected both of the monitors or external displays through the docking ...
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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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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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How can I check if my Dell has a dock port?

I just bought Dell 17R and would like to connect it to a docking station (ordinary one, not by USB). How can I know if my Dell has a docking port? What does it look like?
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It is possible to dock a laptop to a desktop?

I would like to dock my laptop to my desktop so that I can work from both systems. I think I have seen this done before but, the only docks I can find online are docks that add more USB ports and ...
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Windows 8 tablet keyboard dock hard drive

I've bought an ASUS TX300CA Windows 8 transformer tablet which has a detachable keyboard dock. The tablet is a Core i7 machine and has serious power - so I want to use it to do sporadic and ad-hoc ...
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Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
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Nvidia 5400M DVI Output Lost Color and Changed to Grayscale

I have a Lenovo T530 with an Nvidia 5400M GPU, It is docked into a Lenovo docking station with 2 DVI monitors plugged in. Today I unplugged one of the DVI cables while both monitors were turned on and ...
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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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Inspiron 15SE laptop and two monitors

I have seen this question How to connect two monitors to a DELL Inspiron 5520 15R and I am aware that it is possible that the 15R does not have the ability to connect to two monitors at the same time....
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Safely removed external USB 3.0 disk reconnects on its own in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I have an external USB 3.0 docking station. The docking station is made by Plugable and it has an ASMedia chipset (http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sata-u3). In ...
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Docking solution for ultrabooks [closed]

I am seeking to interface with my Samsung Series 9 ultrabook through a larger screen and separate mouse/keyboard, ideally in a manner similar to how Lenovos are commonly docked in corporate ...
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My Laptop does not switch to wired connection when put into a docking station. Is this normal?

I have a Dell 6430u laptop for my job. I usually work off wireless, however when I place my laptop BACK on my docking station, it does not recognize my LAN network. I continues to use wireless. Is ...
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HP EliteBook 8570p webcam and speakers with docking station

Just got an HP EliteBook 8570p with a docking station. Hooked up 2 monitors, mouse, USB webcam, speakers and USB keyboard to the docking station. The monitors, keyboard and mouse all work well but the ...
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How to detect and run custom scripts on docking / un-docking of ThinkPad?

I'd like to run custom scripts on docking or un-docking my ThinkPad X220. Obvious place is some udev rule, but what events or attributes should I use? Another option is acpi. Is it better option? ...
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Docking station compatibility

I'm using HP nc8430 with advanced docking station EA489AA#ABA. After 6 years of upgrading my notebook I've come to an end and am now considering an HP EliteBook 8560w/8570w notebook that also supports ...
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HP nc6220 docking station - what is this port?

I recently picked up an HP Compaq nc6220 and a docking station for it. Looking at the back, I saw a port that I didn't recognize: It's too small to be a normal DE-9 connector. What is this port? What ...
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Universal Dock for Desktop, Laptop, and Mac

I am looking for a universal dock of some kind that will allow me to connect my desktop, Windows Laptop, and Mac Laptop (not at the same time). The dock should allow for the support of at least three ...
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Is there a general method to determine if a laptop can support 2x external monitors?

Question: Is there a general method, which would let me determine if a laptop can support 2x external monitors? Context: I’m shopping for a laptop, which would support my 2 main modes of operation. ...
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How does one dismantle the ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 (model 4337)?

I have a ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with a spring that is too stiff, causing problems with the connectivity when a computer is docked. I tried to open it so that I can soften the spring, but hit a ...
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Dell E6320 crashes with docking station

I have a Dell E6320 (i7 with 4GB mem, Win 7 Prof 32bit) that I use with three different Dell docking stations (model PR02X). The notebook frequently crashes when connected to a docking station. When ...
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Dual DVI w/ PR03X docked to E6320?

Is there a cable (or splitter of some kind) I can use to drive two independent displays using the DVI port on the PR03X Dell docking station that's docked to a Dell E6320?
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Hard drive docking station

I figured it would be easier to get a multi-bay docking station for my hard drives instead of buying separate enclosures for each one. My question is this: if I docked two hard drives and wanted to ...
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Dell precision m6500 + docking station + 3 displays + ATI FirePro 7820

I have the following configuration: Dell Precision m6500 Video card: Ati FirePro 7820 Dell E-Port Plus port replicator 3 x Dell P2411H ( DVI or VGA) Dell says: Supports a maximum of three ...
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Display cannot be detected after resume of standby

If I sleep my computer at home, then take it to work and resume it, the second monitor from the video card cannot be detected from the "Screen Resolution" dialog. (The monitor turns on just fine, but ...
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Cannot enter password from second keyboard

I have an IBM ThinkPad x220 with docking station. My system is Windows 7 x64. When I unlock the computer, I cannot do it from keyboard attached through docking station. It does not recognize the ...
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Will the E-Port Plus laptop docking station allow me to use three viewports/monitors *without* USB?

I have a Dell Latitude E6400, for which I purchased the following docking station: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002L9D320/ The back has two DVI inputs and one VGA input. I already have two ...
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Multiple monitor performance on external docking station

I have a Lenovo T400 and Toshiba Dynadock. I just bought a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M for it and it seems that there is a little bit of a lag in rendering. I want to add another 24 inch monitor to it but ...
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How do I prevent my laptop from shutting down when undocking?

The Laptop is an HP EliteBook 8540p running Windows 7 Professional. OS updates are applied regularly via Windows Update and the machine is currently fully up to date. Recently, when undocking the ...
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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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Docking station power adapter is not recognized by my Dell notebook

At this morning, my laptop (Dell Latitude e6410) gave me this error. I didn't do anything, I didn't change anything. And I got this docking station just 2 month ago. I made a little research on the ...
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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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Automatically change resolution when laptop is in dock

I have a ThinkPad running Windows XP with a monitor attached to its dock. When I dock the laptop, nothing happens; I have to go in to Display Properties and enable the external monitor, change its ...
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Is Dell's “D/Port Advanced Port Replicator” compatible with Dell Latitude D530?

From an official Dell brochure: Platform Compatibility: D-Family Notebooks and Media Modules ... The D/Dock Expansion Station is compatible with all D-Family notebooks except the Latitude ...
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Setup - KVM + HP Docking Station + 2 HP Business Laptops + Monitor + Keyboard + Mouse

I already running HP Elite Laptop in a HP Docking station connected with Additional monitor. I need to enhance the setup by connecting my second laptop, such that I can control it from same keyboard, ...
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Troubleshooting “The security Database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship.”

I'm trying to connect via docking station with Lenovo x-200 Win 7, and I'm getting this massage: The security Database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust ...
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I don't have an undock button on the start bar after I dock my laptop?

Dell E6510, i7, windows 7 32bit: fresh install, previously running XP sp3. I thought the issue had to do with the XP install, but I still have the same problem. After I dock my laptop, my only ...
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Windows 7 laptop resume from hibernate not using built-in screen

When I'm at work, I have my Dell Precision M4500/Windows 7 machine on a docking station, lid closed, and displaying on dual external monitors. I put the machine into sleep or hibernate to travel. ...