There is another way to see all USB devices in Ubuntu using command Line. It is
If you don't have it, install it with
sudo apt-get install hwinfo, or Using software center by clicking on the link bellow:
After installation, to see all USB devices with necessary info , use
sudo hwinfo --usb. It will give you detail information about all USB devices in your system. You may want to save it in a text file using redirecting feature, such as
sudo hwinfo --usb > usb-info.
There will be a file in current directory with name
usb-info containing all information of USB devices.
manpage for the
Real time monitoring of the log:
For real-time monitoring of the log, you can use
tail command, which shows the last fews lines of a file.
To do so, open a terminal and execute this command
tail -n15 -f /var/log/syslog
This will show you last 15 lines in the log file. Change the number of lines in the option if you need. Now try inserting a USB device and removing it. The terminal will show you the messages. When you want to exit, just press Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut.
See the tail manual here for more info → manpage for the