Any advances on a solution to this?

Surely it can be done!?

Still experiencing the same issue with Ubuntu 14 on a Lenovo laptop, makes the OS somewhat unviable for use with laptops does it not?

Is the final answer categorically that 'hot docking' cannot be done whatsoever in Ubuntu?

If some one could explain simply the reason why not it would be very helpful for many I'm sure.

Many thanks