Is your USB 3.0 docking station compatible with RH Linux 6.3 ?


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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3. Is your USB 3.0 Docking station compatible ?

I mainly want it to run a DVI Monitor and a standard keyboard & mouse.


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Hi Barney-

Thanks for your interest in Plugable!

I’m assuming you’re referring to our UD-3000:
http://plugable.com/products/UD-3000/

I’m sorry to report that there isn’t yet any driver available or support for the DisplayLink USB 3 generation chips used by the video dock on Linux at the moment. Furthermore, we don’t have any expected timeframe since this is largely a situation with USB3 support making it’s way into the Linux Kernel.

Our USB 2.0 docking station could be an option- IF configuring a 2nd display on Linux is something you’re already quite comfortable doing. As you may already be aware, this requires several changes, including modifying your xorg.conf or other display manager’s configuration files. To put it nicely this is not the plug-and-play experience our Mac and Windows users see. Here is a link to our USB 2.0 docking station: http://plugable.com/products/UD-160-A/

IF you are the sort of user who has already mastered managing multiple displays on your distro of choice, low-level driver support for the USB 2.0 docking station is built in-to recent kernel versions, but again configuring your individual desktop or window manager can be a challenge which we have very limited ability to support.

We do engage very actively in the Linux community with trying to enable new possibilities, as you can see in our open source blog posts:
http://plugable.com/category/platform…

That said, I want to be clear that configuring these sorts of applications can be very challenging.

Thanks again for your interest in Plugable, and please let us know if you have any further questions!

Best wishes-

Jeff Everett


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