#758 Dock's Ethernet does not work on x200?

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opened 2 months ago by arielenter · 4 comments

When I dock my x200, the dock's Ethernet port doesn't seem to work. The cable being plug is detected by trisquel's network manager, but it fails to get an IP, but even if I establish one my self and connect, ping seems to fail to reach local machines and internet pages.

I have another x200t with stock lenovo bios, and it doesn't have this issue with the same dock.

Is this an expected behavior?

I guess a work around for now will be to have a USB Ethernet Adapter in the mean while.

Anyway thank you for your attention.

When I dock my x200, the dock's Ethernet port doesn't seem to work. The cable being plug is detected by trisquel's network manager, but it fails to get an IP, but even if I establish one my self and connect, ping seems to fail to reach local machines and internet pages. I have another x200t with stock lenovo bios, and it doesn't have this issue with the same dock. Is this an expected behavior? I guess a work around for now will be to have a USB Ethernet Adapter in the mean while. Anyway thank you for your attention.
Leah Rowe commented 2 months ago
Owner

Are you using the built-in port on the laptop itself?

When you plug in the dock, you should use the port at the back of the dock.

Are you using the built-in port on the laptop itself? When you plug in the dock, you should use the port at the back of the dock.
arielenter commented 2 months ago
Poster

Hi, Leah.

I am using the one in the back of the dock. I was aware of this behavior since as I mentioned, I also have a x200t with the stock lenovo's bios in which it does work.

I have both trisquel 8 and 9 installed but neither seem to work. I used to have this same drive in my x200t where again it does work, so I don't think is related to the system in anyway.

But for what you are mentioning, it doesn't seem to be something normal on libre booted computers.

I also want to say that i have two docks, but this x200 doesn't work with any of those two, but the x200t does.

I bought this x200 from Vikings. Do you think I should contact them and ask?

Thank you.

Hi, Leah. I am using the one in the back of the dock. I was aware of this behavior since as I mentioned, I also have a x200t with the stock lenovo's bios in which it does work. I have both trisquel 8 and 9 installed but neither seem to work. I used to have this same drive in my x200t where again it does work, so I don't think is related to the system in anyway. But for what you are mentioning, it doesn't seem to be something normal on libre booted computers. I also want to say that i have two docks, but this x200 doesn't work with any of those two, but the x200t does. I bought this x200 from Vikings. Do you think I should contact them and ask? Thank you.
arielenter commented 2 months ago
Poster

OK, never mind. For some reason it started to work again. All I did is start the computer with the cable connected, and does seem to be working now. I disconnected and connected again and now it decides to start working just fine, sigh.

All I did is to try to use that x200t that works before trying the x200 once more time.

I'm guessing that might have something to do with my router since it has being giving me some troubles recently, but I couldn't seem to find that the problem was related, sigh again.

Anyway thank you so much for your help Leah, I really appreciate it, and I hope I didn't took to much of your time with this little silly thing. Thank you.

OK, never mind. For some reason it started to work again. All I did is start the computer with the cable connected, and does seem to be working now. I disconnected and connected again and now it decides to start working just fine, sigh. All I did is to try to use that x200t that works before trying the x200 once more time. I'm guessing that might have something to do with my router since it has being giving me some troubles recently, but I couldn't seem to find that the problem was related, sigh again. Anyway thank you so much for your help Leah, I really appreciate it, and I hope I didn't took to much of your time with this little silly thing. Thank you.
Leah Rowe commented 2 months ago
Owner

Yeah hotplug is very weird. I'm assuming that you plugged the cable in while the system was running.

If you plug it in while the system is running and the networkdoesn't start automatically, try reinserting the cable, or restart your network daemon. e.g. sudo systemctl restart network-manager

Restarting your network daemon usually fixes the issue. I've found that this issue persists even on Lenovo BIOS.

Yeah hotplug is very weird. I'm assuming that you plugged the cable in while the system was running. If you plug it in while the system is running and the networkdoesn't start automatically, try reinserting the cable, or restart your network daemon. e.g. `sudo systemctl restart network-manager` Restarting your network daemon usually fixes the issue. I've found that this issue persists even on Lenovo BIOS.
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