Howto make HP thunderbolt docking station work

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Howto make HP thunderbolt docking station work

Post by mjskier » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:56 am

I had issues with an HP thunderbolt docking station on an HP Zbook studio G5.
Even though the thunderbold module was loaded, USB mouse and network interface didn't work.

It turns out that by default thunderbolt devices are not enabled.
To get it to work I

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sudo apt-get install bolt
That gives you the boltctl command. Without argument it shows you the status of the thunderbolt device. Notice the status: connected

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$ boltctl
 ● HP Thunderbolt Dock G2
   ├─ type:          peripheral
   ├─ name:          Thunderbolt Dock G2
   ├─ vendor:        HP
   ├─ uuid:          00323a4c-0560-f000-ffff-ffffffffffff
   ├─ status:        connected
   │  ├─ domain:     domain0
   │  └─ authflags:  none
   ├─ connected:     Sat 17 Aug 2019 04:08:29 AM UTC
   └─ stored:        no
Enable the device using the uuid:

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sudo boltctl enroll --policy auto 00323a4c-0560-f000-ffff-ffffffffffff
The docking station is now enabled and my wireless USB mouse (with the dongle plugged in the dock) now works.

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HP Thunderbolt Dock G2
   ├─ type:          peripheral
   ├─ name:          Thunderbolt Dock G2
   ├─ vendor:        HP
   ├─ uuid:          00323a4c-0560-f000-ffff-ffffffffffff
   ├─ dbus path:     /org/freedesktop/bolt/devices/00323a4c_0560_f000_ffff_ffffffffffff
   ├─ status:        authorized
   │  ├─ domain:     domain0
   │  ├─ parent:     c7010000-0050-541e-03fe-a416aac34122
   │  ├─ syspath:    /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.4/0000:05:00.0/0000:06:00.0/0000:07:00.0/domain0/0-0/0-1
   │  └─ authflags:  none
   ├─ authorized:    Sat 17 Aug 2019 04:32:16 AM UTC
   ├─ connected:     Sat 17 Aug 2019 04:08:29 AM UTC
   └─ stored:        Sat 17 Aug 2019 04:32:16 AM UTC
      ├─ policy:     auto
      └─ key:        no

Last edited by xenopeek on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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