USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. The current USB standard is USB 3.0, which supports transfer speeds of up to 625MB/s. USB devices are plug-and-play.

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Installing 14.10 on laptop without OS/with Linpus

I have been using ubuntu on my laptops and PCs for some years now but never did the installation process myself. I now bought a new Acer Aspire E5-571G-59EG without OS and would like to install ubuntu ...
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Unable to detect usb pen drive in ubuntu 12.04 , after uninstall Ubuntu 14.04

Have 2 hard disks One with 12.04 installed and run with no problem. , recently installed 14.04 in the second hard disk. My Pc response slowly when i boot 14.04. I uninstalled 14.04 , run 12.04, ...
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Ubuntu can't read my USB: “device descriptor read/64, error -110”

I have a 16GB flash drive. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I can't open my flash drive and I can't see it in GParted. After running tail -f /var/log/syslog . After inserting my flash: USB disconnect, ...
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Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
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installing Netgear A6200 USb wifi on Dell D830 Latitude and latest Ubuntu MATE

i have tried to install the windows drivers and tried to use them with ndiswrapper. So the adapter shows up under ndiswrapper -l (bcmwlhigh5 driver installed and device present) it is also shown under ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cant detect USB mouse

I recently installed Ubuntu and lately seem to be having a problem operating my usb mouse from it. kj@kj-SVE15115ENW:~$ xsetpointer -l | grep Pointer 2: "Virtual core pointer" [XPointer] 4: ...
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USB Mobile internet and ethernet not recognized on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problem with recognizing ethernet and Mobile internet. I am able to connect to wifi, but Ubuntu 14.04 doesen't recognize ethernet and Mobile. My ethernet cable is pluged in, and so is my ...
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Beaglebone: usb0 interface not showing up

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my BeagleBone from armhf.com. However, I'm unable to ssh into my Beaglebone over USB. Running ifconfig, I discovered that there is the usb0 interface is not showing ...
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¨USB device: card reader¨ draining battery even if not used

Ive installed ubuntu on my macbook pro retina 13 and im triyng to get the best battery life possible. Im using powertop to manage what needs to be changed and pm-utils to save power. powertop says ...
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Couldn't find matching udev devices

I tried to connect my brand new Microsoft Lumia 540 to lubuntu 14.10 with the help of default LUMIA USB cable and got the following error messages Unable to Open MTP devices Couldn't find matching ...
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Udev rules for USB mounting and Low Graphics Mode error

I have a file containing the content bellow KERNEL!="sd[a-z][0-9]", GOTO="media_by_label_auto_mount_end" # Import FS infos IMPORT{program}="/sbin/blkid -o udev -p %N" # Get a label if present, ...
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How to create a live system on usb-drive with persistent changes on disk/hdd

I was trying to install Ubuntu live on a USB-drive with persistent changes. However i wanted to write the changes to HDD instead of USB for various reasons (Performance, Space). I found out, that the ...
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Update to 13.10 on USB drive causes kernel panic

Apologies if this has been answered already, but I couldn't find anything relevant. I run Ubuntu 13.10 on an external USB drive and it has been running happily (with several updates) for some time. ...
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set volume with usb headset

I have a usb headset. It works great but I can't change the volume using the normal volume control (in the system tray). I have found a way to change its volume through pulseaudio volume control: I ...
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How to create bootable ISO from an installed OS?

Say I have two systems A and B. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on system A and need same set of settings in system B, for which I am thinking to make a bootable iso from System A(creating as a ...
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How do I compile and install a change made to a kernel source file?

I was to apply a patch to config.c file in the drivers/usb/core directory. Specifically, I'm trying to fix the issue detailed in this post. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with the 3.19 kernel, a stock ...
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weird language/ charictors after while booting

when I try to boot from my USB I get these strange characters instead of the dell logo screen: Raikra 'isks kr kphar ia 'ia* prass ajy kay pk rasparp It seems to ask to press a key, and when I put ...
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I get some error when i insert this particular USB disk in , dosent give any error in other OS

Says unable to mount at heading Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/user/HRM_CCSA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5: Command-line `mount -t "udf" -o ...
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How do I get the linksys WUSB6300 wireless adapter to work on linux

I've been using the Linksys USB6300 Adapter but when I switched to Ubuntu it stopped working since its only compatible with Windows. I've tried using ndiswrapper and although it says my windows driver ...
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Datalogic Barcode Scanner and Ubuntu

I want to connect a datalogic bar code scanner to Ubuntu, in order to have values from the barcode scanner to a word processing program or a terminal. I have VMware player with an Win 8.1 host and an ...
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Can't mount encrypted usb stick

I had a truecrypt encrypted usb stick, which I decided to reencrypt in LUKS through disk-utilities. I encrypted it, tested if I can mount it and put all my files on it. However, after a reboot I can't ...
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14.04 USB keep mounting itself

im trying to format my USB flash drive, but when i sudo umount /dev/sdb1 it doesn't work. so i tried to format it with ubuntu disk utility app. when i tried to unmount it, it keep mounting itself. so ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA monitor adapter ubuntu 14.04

so i just brought an extra screen and found that i had no spare slots for it. So ofcourse i went out and got a USB to DVI/VGA adapter. In the crate a cd with an exe file on it followed. Now i have ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive [on hold]

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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Burning a hex file for 8051 microcontrollor on Usbasp Serial Peripheral Interface ( SPI ) on ubuntu 14.04

I used to burn the hex file in windows by Plug in the hardware into my windows pc. installing usbasp drivers. Use progisp software (A 8051 USB ISP PROGRAMMER) to burn hex file into the 8051 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable without pen drive

I have a HP Free Dos laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the bootable OS. Hence, I created a USB stick as Ubuntu installer. When I plugged in the USB stick, i got a few options like "Try ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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please help me install wireless usb adapter driver

I got a wireless usb with the rtl8188C , it came with the cd and it detects it but it doesnt have he driver installed, please help
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 (Older BIOS)

I know this has been asked many many times, because I've probably read through most of these guides and answers but I just keep running into problem after problem. here is what I've done/tried so ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the ...
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Create bootable usb from windows iso using ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

How can I create a Bootable windows 8 usb from iso using ubuntu live cd?
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installing Ubuntu from a USB drive onto a second HHD

I have a 500G USB drive with lots of data on it. Can I use that to install Ubuntu to a second hard drive on my Windows XP pc ?
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...
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Ubuntu USB error

I am trying to make a portable Ubuntu USB. I want it to be able to be used in other computers and still have my settings. So I'm at the screen where it show the partition table for the installation ...
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Bad interaction within USB3 port and HDD docking station

After 3 years with Ubuntu 12.04, I decided today that it was the right moment to switch to Ubuntu MATE 15.04. The installation went smoothly, but when I connected my HDD docking station to recover my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, 64 bit, 386 architecture

What I have: 1) 128 GB USB drive 2) Dell Laptop with Windows 7, 8 GB memory, Intel i7-3540M What I want: 3) Bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 12.04 for that hardware configuration, with GUI, with ...
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Alfa 36H not showing up in network manager

Ubuntu 15.04 asus t100 My alfa card does not show up in the network manager. While I have it plugged in the light flashes and the network manager appears to be refreshing every 3 or so seconds. ...
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Disable auto-mount of *only* Camera SDCard on USB connection

I have a question regarding the auto-mounting of my Nikon camera. When the camera is connected via USB the memory card of the camera is mounted and displays as a drive on the task bar. This causes ...
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb [closed]

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the things i've ...
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Will the Hard Drive be ever used for temporary storage when running Ubuntu from a USB bootable drive?

I was just wondering where temporary files (like temporary internet files, cookies, etc...) will be saved when running Ubuntu from a USB dongle. More generally I'm curious to know if on the Hard ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system earlier today and everything went smooth except for this part: My mouse is not working in Ubuntu. It is a Zalman ZM-401R gaming mouse and it does not work ...
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Ubuntu USB isn't working

I have recently had a bit of trouble creating a boot-able USB drive for my Toshiba laptop. I have followed this tutorial about 10 times now and always get this message after I try to boot into Ubuntu: ...
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USB Devices stopped working on laptop

A few days back, all USBs stopped working. If a mouse is plugged in, it lights up but that's it. If I plug in a flash drive I get the following messages in dmesg: [ 112.117019] usb 2-1.3: new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS doesn't recognize my usb keyboard and mouse

I'm new to linux and I decide to give Ubuntu a shot. My keyboard is working on the screen where I select ''try Ubuntu'' but when Ubuntu finish it's loading I can't do nothing because my USB keyboard ...
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Portable Ubuntu USB

I have been searching for a while trying to find a way to get an OS onto a USB. I have searched this and I have only found how to make a ubuntu live USB. I don't want to dual boot. I want to be able ...
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USB Boot Error when using UNetBootin for Windows 8.1

I recently got Unetbootin on ubuntu to put windows 8.1 on to my usb. When I boot from my usb it says boot error. Im a noob at this pls help
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Cannot acces encrypted usb drive

So I had a USB stick encrypted by truecrypt but as it isnt supported anymore I decided to reformat it with disk-utilities in LUKS. I overwrote everything and formatted the drive with disk-utilities in ...
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Ubuntu Touch - USB serial drivers/modules

I have a BQ Aquarius E4.5 and would like to connect it to various peripherals so I can use it for remote monitoring/telemetry. This would be easy to do if I could get a USB serial adapter to work. I ...
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14.04 USBs powered off at login screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a Dell normal desktop PC. I've been suffering this issue from the very beggining. Randomly, the USBs ports seem disconnected/powered off at the login screen, before ...
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Mobile USB internet connection

As I stated here, my computer seems unable to set an hotspot for wifi connection, so I'm looking for something else in order to connect my smartphone (android) to internet through my computer. For ...