[ltp] Thunderbolt 3 docks?

Rob Kendrick rjek+linux-thinkpad.org at rjek.com
Tue Mar 20 12:35:54 CET 2018

On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 11:33:09AM -0700, Rubin Abdi wrote:
> I just ordered one of these USB-C Lenovo docks for my new machine (
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9RW2A3 ). I'm realizing this devices
> differs from a Thunderbolt 3 dock that Lenovo also sells (though apparently
> lower rated than the USB-C one). I'm wondering if anyone under Linux has
> had any success or failures with either type of dock.

I use one of these with a T470 (20HD000LUK), and it mostly works.  I use
the ethernet, USB 3 hub, dual DisplayPort out, power in.  I have not
tested the audio, but PulseAudio detects it.  Very occationally docking
or undocking confuses Linux enough that I need to restart, but doing
this only when the system is on seems to resolve that.

Also, rather annoyingly, when you unplug the C cable, the hub powers off
meaning some things lose state.  Other than that, no complaints.


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