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  1. #1
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    HP THunderbolt Dock

    Yes, it's new tech, I know, but...

    HP ZBook 17 G3
    Thunderbolt Dock

    Fedora 28 Cinnamon Spin

    Boot with laptop lid open everything works. boltctl will find the dock and I can authorize it. External monitors and Ethernet all work.

    If the laptop goes into suspend mode the Ethernet adapter goes offline, have to restart to get it back
    try to boot the laptop with external monitors and lid closed, it boots up but then goes immediatly into sleep mode. I Have to open the lid and restart to get the dock to work again.

    Trying to find configuration settings to prevent this from happening. I have already turned off all power management in the BIOS (These laptops are beasts so nothin you do really gets you much battery life) and shut off suspend when on AC power in Fedora.



    PS: Yes I did search the forum, but did not find anything relevent.

  2. #2
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    Re: HP THunderbolt Dock

    OK, maybe this isn't all about Thunderbolt & botld.
    I have got the Dock to work consistently and stay authorized after a restart.
    What appears to be the issue is that either logind or some other process at startup senses the laptop lid is closed and suspends the laptop.

    The laptop boots up and I see the lightdm logon prompt for about 3-4 seconds then the laptop suspends and the dock goes offline. At this point the NIC in the dock becomes inaccessible (I can deal with that if I can get the suspend to not happen. I know this is a common Thunderbolt issue for now)

    I have tried several settings in logind.conf but with no luck. Currently set to
    with these lines commented out the result is the same.

    Not sure where to go with this.

    inxi output
    System:    Host: BBII2700-NIX Kernel: 4.17.2-200.fc28.x86_64 x86_64
               bits: 64 gcc: 8.1.1
               Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.4  Distro: Fedora release 28 (Twenty Eight)
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: HP product: HP ZBook 17 G3 serial: <filter>
               Mobo: HP model: 80D6 v: KBC Version 10.70 serial: <filter>
               UEFI: HP v: N81 Ver. 01.17 date: 09/27/2017
    Battery    BAT0: charge: 84.3 Wh 96.7% condition: 87.2/87.2 Wh (100%)
               model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: N/A
               hidppconsistantly__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
               model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K330 status: Discharging
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-MT-MCP-) 
               arch: Skylake-S rev.3 cache: 6144 KB
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20736
               clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1827 MHz 2: 3114 MHz 3: 3112 MHz
               4: 2996 MHz 5: 3110 MHz 6: 3073 MHz 7: 3040 MHz 8: 3111 MHz
    Memory:    Array-1 capacity: 32 GB devices: 4 EC: None
               Device-1: Top-Slot 1(top) size: 8 GB speed: 2133 MT/s type: DDR4
               part: 9905630-007.A00G
               Device-2: Top-Slot 2(under) size: 8 GB speed: 2133 MT/s type: DDR4
               part: 9905630-007.A00G
               Device-3: Bottom-Slot 1(top) size: 8 GB speed: 2133 MT/s
               type: DDR4 part: 9905630-007.A00G
               Device-4: Bottom-Slot 2(under) size: 8 GB speed: 2133 MT/s
               type: DDR4 part: 9905630-007.A00G
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM107GLM [Quadro M1000M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
               Display Server: X.org 1.19.6
               drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
               Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
               OpenGL: renderer: Quadro M1000M/PCIe/SSE2
               version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.24 Direct Render: Yes
    Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
               Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
               Card-3 Conexant Systems (Rockwell) HP Dock Audio
               driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 003-003
               Sound: ALSA v: k4.17.2-200.fc28.x86_64
    Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM
               driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
               IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
               IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-3: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM57762 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
               driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 0b:00.0
               IF: enp11s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 576.1GB (14.0% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS725032A7 size: 320.1GB temp: 32C
               ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1 model: SAMSUNG_MZVPV256HDGL size: 256.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 49G used: 8.2G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
               ID-2: /boot size: 976M used: 194M (22%)
               fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
               ID-3: /home size: 168G used: 901M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-2
               ID-4: swap-1 size: 16.89GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
               fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
    RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.5C mobo: 40.0C gpu: 0.0:40C
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 285 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 1392.6/32086.8MB
               Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 8.1.1
               Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.3.56

  3. #3
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    Re: HP THunderbolt Dock

    So if anyone is interested I got this to work.

    I had to set all these settings in /etc/systemd/logind.conf

    I know this disabled the lid switch completely but now it does boot up with the lid closed. Apparently logind does not recognize the Thunderbolt dock as being docked. I know it uses the # of displays to determined dock status.

    The internal display will turn off and the OS will lock when closed under battery power but it does not go into suspend mode. This, I guess, is the compromize I will have to live with.

    (Or my coworker, who this laptop is for)

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