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Why is my MTS MBlaze dongle not getting detected?

According to the user guide, I need to install the driver that is present on the dongle. But when I insert the dongle, nothing is showing up. The green light on it is blinking, though. It's getting ...
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How to disable Usb port?

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. I want to disable my usb port due to some resign. so how i can disable my usb port and after that how i can enable it..
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First nautilus instance not showing / mounting (removable) devices in places pane

Since a number of weeks I am having a strange issue with nautilus. Before when I inserted a CD, I would be prompted for an action, if I inserted a USB stick it would be automatically mounted and shown ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 does not detect my tata photon + [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure TATA Photon+ EC1261 HUAWEI I am trying to connect to the Internet via my photon+ from the past day and have tried various suggestions on the Internet ...
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Device or resource busy errors when setting up a RAID array

I'm trying to create a Raid array and these are the errors I keep getting. I have repartitioned the drives several times. root@BitchStewie:/dev# sudo mdadm --verbose --create /dev/md1 --chunk=64 ...
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What is the best printer for Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to buy a cheap printer to use with my Ubuntu laptop. It is ok if the printer would be black and white. The main thing I want is a plug and play feature - no specific drivers, no set ups and ...
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Why is my DVD drive “/dev/dvd1” instead of “/dev/dvd”?

I rarely use DVD's, so I just noticed that VLC couldn't find the drive (as /dev/dvd ). Looking into /dev folder, /dev/dvd1 and /dev/dvdrw1 and /dev/cdrom1 exist. I never had a second dvd drive in ...
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/dev/sdb2: No such file or directory

I was trying to add a swap partition in my secondary drive, I created the partition space with fdisk and when running mkswap I was greeted with an error: $ sudo mkswap -c /dev/sdb2 /dev/sdb2: No such ...
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Send raw data to USB parallel port after upgrading to 11.10

I have a laser cutter connected via a generic USB to parallel adapter. The laser cutter speaks HPGL, as it happens, but since this is a laser cutter and not a plotter, I usually want to generate the ...
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How can I get rid of devices and mounted partitions in unity launcher?

The following used to work: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices devices-option "Never" But after I reinstalled yesterday the devices-option key is gone and so it fails. dconf-editor only ...
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xvidcap: Error accessing sound input from /dev/dsp

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm trying xvidcap to record a screencast with audio from the microphone, however it can't record any sound: $ xvidcap --file appo.avi --cap_geometry 700x500-0+0 Error ...
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MP3 Player: “This does not look like a partition table”

First of all, I'm not sure if this belongs on AskUbuntu. I'm sorry if it doesn't. When I ran sudo fdisk -l I get some messages that worry me. This is the output: > robin@robin-Latitude-D620:~$ ...
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Change the Sort order of Devices in Nautilus

I have Three Windows drive, my nautilus shows devices in following order I want it to be sorted like windows 7 does C drive D drive E Drive My Massport 13 GB FS Future attached removable ...
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How to stop disconnecting when using ALFA wireless USB device?

my Internet keep disconnecting every 3 minutes, Ubuntu connected to Internet using my ALFA Wireless adapter AWUS036H without any drivers, but still i get disconnects.. should i install driver for my ...
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Nvidia drivers don't like audio devices?

Fresh install of 11.10: Right after installing restricted drivers (nvidia) all audio devices disappear. Why could it be? EDIT: Also, after disabling these restricted drivers, the audio devices (sound ...
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What happens when devices are created and how do I emulate the behaviour myself?

The reason I ask the question is because I would like to emulate a device or create a device (specifically a usb-device) on disk without connecting the physical device. What I would like is to create ...
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How do I rename an mdadm raid array?

For some reason, when I try to rename an mdadm raid array to a textual name, the change doesn't take. I tried the advice from this serverfault question, but to no avail. ~$ mdadm --version mdadm - ...
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USB Device No Longer 'Powering' Up In Ubuntu [closed]

I've run across a weird issue that I was wondering if anyone had seen before. We run a custom version of Ubuntu 10.04 at work and we've been testing some software that uses webcams recently, which 90% ...
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How to find full path of device I've connected?

I have USB device, which is actually identified as serial device by Ubuntu 10.04. How can I find its full path? ls -la /dev/ shows a lot of devices. How to choose correct one?
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Copy to a sound device in /dev

Years ago i was able to pipe the kernel to the sound device via cat /vmlinuz > /dev/dsp However, i do not have the sound device in Natty 11.04 anymore. Any idea, how i can do this in this new ...
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How can I tell which driver my system is using?

How do I know which drivers my system is using (e.g. my ndiswrapper driver vs. the bundled driver)?
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Problem with ioctl() in a simple kernel module

I am trying to build a simple kernel module. Following are the contents of file involved in it: module.c: #include <linux/init.h> #include <linux/fs.h> #include ...
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How can I make Ubuntu compatible with baudline?

When I run baudline, it displays the message "all input devices disabled" and the Input ▸ Devices screen doesn't list any devices. The baudline FAQ suggests: Here are two possible explanations for ...
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HTC Trophy not detected

When I plug in the device via USB chord, nothing happens and the device is not shown on the desktop. However, when I type "lsusb" into a terminal this is the output: Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 ...
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Can ndiswrapper be used for things other than wireless drivers?

I have never used Ndiswrapper for wireless drivers but i have used to get flash 32bit working on a 64bin system. My question is can it be used for other kinds of drivers for peripheral devices such as ...
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How to get device ID

I am using ubuntu 11.04 on my system. I want to disable the touchpad of the laptop, and for that I need the device id. Can anybody explain how to find the device ID of my device?
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Help with implementing usb_modeswitch

Anyone know how to configure usb_modeswitch? I have read the documentation and did not find it very useful. I have the following device: oshirowanen@laptop:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID 19d2:0031 ...
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Can not read /dev/video0

Hello I have read that all entries in /dev are set up to work as if they were regular files. After plugging in my webcam, the OS creates /dev/video0 automatically. I then do: maxtor@lounge:~$ sudo ...
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Using Adobe Digital Editions to transfer books to the Nook, or a workaround

I've successfully installed Adobe Digital Editions using Wine in Linux Mint 10, and it appears that the program operates normally for the most part, as I can open eBooks and view my library. However, ...
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Ubuntu confuses my partitions

I have 3 relevant partitions split between 2 disks, sda2: Windows 1 partition sda3: Ubuntu partition sdb1: Data partition I was using pysdm to add a label to my partitions and somehow I seem to ...
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Get drive information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which hard disk drive is which? How can I get more information about devices? For example how do I determine what /dev/sda1 is?
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How can find out the device Id of my unmounted DVD?

When I put a DVD into the DVD drive, it appears in Nautilus Places, but is not automatically mounted. (this is by personal choice). In this unmounted state, mount (of course) reports nothing, and ...
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unable to access usb device [closed]

I'm reading my boot logs, at /var/log trying to understand why the boot process is taking so long. I found that the system can't access many usb devices, but can't understand why. Is there a way to ...
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How to debug a pcmcia-scsi adaptor issue with a slide scanner? [closed]

I am looking for ways to debug (or understand why things don't work as I expect with) the initialisation of an SCSI-2 device (Microtek ArtixScan 4000t) using a PCMCIA adaptor (Adaptec SlimSCSI 1450B) ...
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Rebuild accidentally deleted /dev

How to rebuild /dev/ on an Ubuntu lucid where everything in /dev/ were accidentally deleted? MAKEDEV std and MAKEDEV pty aren't enough, which isn't surprising on a system using udev. I haven't ...
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Purchasing an ebook reader [closed]

i want to purchase an ebook reader that can read .pdf format? can anyone suggest me a good one . i want an ebook reader not a tablet.
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How to find out what device a file or folder is on?

Is it possible to query (using the command line) what device a particular file or folder is on? All files are on some sort of storage device (eg. /dev/sda1). These storage devices are mounted at a ...
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How to show notification when a usb device is inserted?

It would be good to know that when you connect a USB device like a web-cam, it notifies me that it works or not.
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Is there a GUI tool that can provide the functionality of the Windows Device Manager?

There's some thing's I'd like to do with the devices on my system, such as stopping, starting and rebooting and I was wondering if there's a tool, either in Ubuntu or the software centre, that can ...
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Tablet PC hardware for Ubuntu/Linux?

I'm in need of an e-book reader, and considering it'd be yet another thing to throw into my student bag I want to look into tablet computing. Now, I don't really have much love for Apple's stuff, so ...
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What is the “floppy0” icon in Computer? [closed]

My ThinkPad X60 doesn't have a floppy drive. What is this "floppy0" icon for? ak@myo5a:~$ ls -l /media/ total 8 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2010-04-29 13:05 floppy -> floppy0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root ...
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How to assign a serial port to my bluetooth phone?

I used hcitool scan to get the MAC address of my phone. Then I used sdbtool browse to find the channel of the "Serial Port" service. I put this information into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf and this ...