05-14-2019 02:50 PM - edited 05-15-2019 10:38 AM
Connecting ThinkPad P1 laptop (Windows 10) to Basic USB 3.0 Dock.
I downloaded and installed what i believe to be the recommended driver: generic_displaylink_driver_for_usb_docks_and_adapters_v8534900.exe. The documentation claims I should see a ThinkPad Basic USB 3.0 Dock icon in the Windows notification area, which will allow me to configure secondary display connected to Dock's DVI port. I see no such icon, only DisplayLink icon, which doesn't do much. Also, I have DVI -to- miniDP cable, and video terminal claims No Signal. I probably should try DVI-to- standardDP and DVI -to- HDMI, to see if that connection is recognized. But what's the deal with the driver installation (lack of Dock icon)??? Is it FUBAR'd? I uninstalled and reinstalled interspersed with Restarts several times with no diff in behavior.
I always say you have to be 5% smarter than the hardware your trying to use, but I just keep feeling DUMBER!
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05-15-2019 01:34 PM
Hi ABall, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
First try the latest drivers:
05-20-2019 10:29 AM
Wow, I had high hopes that a driver update would fix my issues.
With original driver install, I had ethernet and USB connection capability (mouse and keyboard), I just failed to successfully work out a secondary display via the DVI.
With this updated driver, I can't even get ethernet recognized.
This has been a considerable waste of time, and I just cannot justify experimenting with it any further. I think I'm going to return this hardware and request a refund.
Thanks for pointing me to the driver update, bananaman, it was worth a try!
05-20-2019 02:19 PM
OK, got to the bottom of this. It turns out that the Basic Dock is not on the list of docking stations supported by my ThinkPad P1. Mystery solved.