Restarting with Closed Lid in Docking Station

First time Linux user. Installed Manjaro KDE. I am plugged into a docking station 99% of the time. When I boot with my laptop lid open, everything seems to work fine (plugged into dock or not). When I restart/fresh boot with laptop lid closed, my external monitors don’t engage and turn on. After unplugging, the laptop screen doesn’t turn on either, and I have to manually hold the power button to turn off.

My issue seems very similar to this:

Here is my inxi output. I hope someone can help as I like the speed of Manjaro, but as a new user, I may have to switch back to Ubuntu (which had its own issues for me that took some time to resolve).

System:    Kernel: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 root=UUID=9ed04ff3-418a-475f-b5c7-fa610205ad0b rw quiet apparmor=1 
           security=apparmor resume=UUID=805fe745-89ce-4397-b514-c467cf2c7932 udev.log_priority=3 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 13 9370 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0F6P3V v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.13.1 date: 07/08/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 52.0 Wh condition: 52.0/52.0 Wh (100%) volts: 8.5/7.6 model: SMP DELL G8VCF6C type: Li-poly 
           serial: <filter> status: Full 
           Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Marathon Mouse/Performance Plus M705 serial: <filter> 
           charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
Memory:    RAM: total: 15.36 GiB used: 1.82 GiB (11.9%) 
           RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) 
           stepping: A (10) microcode: D6 L2 cache: 8192 KiB bogomips: 32012 
           Speed: 700 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 700 2: 700 3: 700 4: 700 5: 700 6: 700 7: 700 8: 700 
           Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush 
           clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c 
           flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt 
           invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe 
           pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap 
           smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx 
           vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5917 
           Device-2: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:2 chip ID: 0bda:58f4 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
           display ID: :0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1200 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1015x317mm (40.0x12.5") s-diag: 1063mm (41.9") 
           Monitor-1: DP2-1 res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 520x320mm (20.5x12.6") diag: 611mm (24") 
           Monitor-2: DP2-2 res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 520x320mm (20.5x12.6") diag: 611mm (24") 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl 
           bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 
           Device-2: Realtek type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus ID: 3-2.5:4 chip ID: 0bda:4014 serial: <filter> 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.16-2-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
           vendor: Bigfoot Networks Killer 1435 Wireless-AC driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           chip ID: 168c:003e 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
           IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
           IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
           IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB driver: r8152 bus ID: 4-2.2:3 chip ID: 0bda:8153 
           serial: <filter> 
           IF: enp57s0u2u2 state: down mac: <filter> 
           WAN IP: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 26.52 GiB (5.6%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: PM981 NVMe 512GB size: 476.94 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: EXA73D1Q scheme: GPT 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
RAID:      Message: No RAID data was found. 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 18.63 GiB size: 18.21 GiB (97.75%) used: 7.64 GiB (42.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 label: N/A 
           uuid: 9ed04ff3-418a-475f-b5c7-fa610205ad0b 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 650.0 MiB size: 646.0 MiB (99.38%) used: 130.9 MiB (20.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
           label: ESP uuid: A6A6-E0A3 
           ID-3: /home raw size: 172.96 GiB size: 169.25 GiB (97.85%) used: 18.75 GiB (11.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9 
           label: N/A uuid: 394bbf2d-f395-489b-bedf-6c014858bcf7 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 3.73 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p8 label: N/A 
           uuid: 805fe745-89ce-4397-b514-c467cf2c7932 
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p2 size: 128.0 MiB fs: <superuser/root required> label: N/A uuid: N/A 
           ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p3 size: 267.20 GiB fs: ntfs label: OS uuid: 02EEAA5DEEAA48AD 
           ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p4 size: 990.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: WINRETOOLS uuid: 8C80D4C380D4B544 
           ID-4: /dev/nvme0n1p5 size: 11.62 GiB fs: ntfs label: Image uuid: 8278D50478D4F83D 
           ID-5: /dev/nvme0n1p6 size: 1.08 GiB fs: ntfs label: DELLSUPPORT uuid: E482F99282F96A06 
USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Device-1: 1-5:2 info: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 
           speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0bda:58f4 serial: <filter> 
           Device-2: 1-7:3 info: Foxconn / Hon Hai type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 0489:e0a2 
           Device-3: 1-10:4 info: Shenzhen Goodix Fingerprint Reader type: Abstract (modem),CDC-Data driver: cdc_acm 
           interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 27c6:5385 serial: <filter> 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
           Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 3-2:2 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) USB2137B ports: 7 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0424:2137 
           Device-1: 3-2.5:4 info: Realtek type: Audio driver: snd-usb-audio interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 0bda:4014 serial: <filter> 
           Device-2: 3-2.6:5 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid 
           interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 046d:c52b 
           Device-3: 3-2.7:6 info: Cypress type: Keyboard,Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 
           speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip ID: 04b4:0510 
           Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
           Hub: 4-2:2 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) USB5537B ports: 7 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s chip ID: 0424:5537 
           Device-1: 4-2.2:3 info: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: Network driver: r8152 interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 
           speed: 5 Gb/s chip ID: 0bda:8153 serial: <filter> 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 44.0 C sodimm: 46.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 4795 
Info:      Processes: 235 Uptime: 5m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1191 lib: 343 flatpak: 0 
           Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.05

I have the same problem, also if no docking station is in use and without using of an external monitor. It would be wonderful if someone has a solution for it.

I’m working on a similar problem, see this thread: