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nvalika
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what docking station can i use for a Think Pad T430 running red hat linux

Using a T430 and trying to get 2 monitors to work. I can get them to mirror but not able to extend my desktop to both.

Was wondering if a docking station woud do the trick . Plus im running Redhat open client so not sure if there are any copatibilty dependancies. Please suggest

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Re: what docking station can i use for a Think Pad T430 running red hat linux

Hello

Use the dock stations that don't need drivers and support PnP technology:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/migr-4tpjf4

Or, probably, there are appropriate drivers for another docks in the certified Redhut release:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd031426



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ThinkPad Mini Dock Serie 3

I suggest looking for a ThinkPad Mini Dock Serie 3. What you are looking for is model 4338.  This model supports up to two digital video ports at the same time plus VGA. There's a smaller version (4337) which can run only one digital port (see the wiki article). DVI and Display Port share the same video output - you can't run both at a time.

Model 4338 is available in two versions: the older supports eSATA (I doubt this is working with T430), the newer version supports one USB3 port.

I'm using a 4338 with my L520 and my W530 - just plug'n'play. Those docks are quite cheap on eBay. Mine was about 25$ here in Germany.

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Re: ThinkPad Mini Dock Serie 3

Thanks for the reply

So i did get a gocling station from amazon. 4338-20U

I do see that it has vga and 2 display ports. 

However at one time only onemonitor works. I cant get both monitors ( 1 connected to display port and 1 to vga ) to work at the same time . Not sure why 

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Re: ThinkPad Mini Dock Serie 3

That's strange. It should work hardware-wise, at least with the 4338 dock. Using 4337, the internal display is switched off when attaching a second display.

I found an older post at the Intel forum which indicates that there shouldn't be any problem running your configuration with Linux.

I didn't use Redhat yet, so I'm unable to test your configuration. Maybe you can run another Linux live distro to test for software issues?

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