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Docking Station Issues

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I have a Dell E6400 with a docking station/port replicator and am having some issues with openSUSE 11.2 (64) that I recently installed. The two issues I have are as follows: a. Outside the dock my laptop shuts down fine, however when the computer is in the docking station it won't shut down, instead it goes back to the login screen. Oddly if I try to login again as soon as I enter the '@' character in the password field the computer shuts down. I do have a USB keyboard and mouse attached to the docking station, thinking that was an issue I tested it attached directly to the computer with the computer undocked and found it shut down fine, the issue only happens when docked. b. I have an external monitor attached to the docking station and my preference is for the laptop screen to be off and and the external monitor to be on. It does start this way OK however the mouse is invisible, I have to navigate to the Display applet using the keyboard and set the 'Mirror' option, once that is done the mouse appears again. I tried to workaround this issue by creating a 'docked' profile that would include .config/monitors.xml, however while I see the file is restored correctly (with clone set to true) it doesn't seem to have any effect on the setting in the applet. Any suggestions on how I can troubleshoot these further? (Distributions)