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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Wayona mini usb WiFi adapter does not work

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and have found that my usb wifi adapter(wayona mini usb) is not working. I am new to Ubuntu, how can i get my usb adapter to working?
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Can Ubuntu work with a Belkin N150 Wireless USB Adapter out of the box?

I don't have Wi-Fi on my motherboard, so I'll need Ubuntu to support a wireless N150 USB adapter to connect to the router. Can Ubuntu 15.04 support this out of the box (without a need for updating?) ...
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Stop auto-powering-on my USB drive after I power it off

My USB drives turn on after I turn them off in the Disks utility. I've disabled auto-mounting via org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.automount. This worked as expected but doesn't help with my power ...
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USB device is not recognized on HP laptop with Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to connect a USB braille cell device to my HP Folio 9470m laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.2 (amd64), but it fails with the following errors (from dmesg): [ 1689.038374] usb 3-2: new ...
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How to boot from an Ubuntu USB?

My laptop is running windows 10, build 9926. I would like to install Ubuntu or Kubuntu over windows 10. I have USB drives formatted and ready with the ISO files of Ubuntu and Kubuntu. (each drive has ...
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Ubuntu Server not booting up after install

I have a HP ProLiant Gen8 server with two 3TB HDDs and 16GB RAM and a 16GB Kingston USB. And I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on the 16GB USB, i followed the steps in the installation process and ...
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Ubuntu on a (mid) 2007 Mac Mini?

I have a 2007 Mac Mini that has reached the end of it's useful life, It wont run anything newer than OSX 10.7.5. The built in CD drive is questionable (last time used it scratched the disk up pretty ...
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Write Ubuntu iso image to USB

I am a new Linux user. I recently installed Debian stable 8 from Windows through unetbootin but now I would like to use Ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu iso file. But I am not able to write it to USB ...
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Can you boot Ubuntu straight from a USB without installation?

I want to try Ubuntu but would like to do that without making my computer dual-boot, which leads to the above question. Any feedback is appreciated.
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can i have ubuntu on a phone that my co worker gave me [duplicate]

i have a phone that i have because my co worker gave me my phone when i worked with him at my job and it is a lil prepaid flip phone and i want to install ubuntu on it so can i use my regular charging ...
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I have bootable Windows Image on USB [on hold]

I am running Ubuntu 14.02 and need to install Win 10 on another drive. I have downloaded the the Win10 ISO, and I have a USB that is already bootable. If I delete the files from the USB (Bootmng, ...
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Connecting BlackBerry 10 phone via USB in Momentics IDE

I recently fully shifted to Ubuntu. I want to connect my phone via usb in Momentics Ide for BlackBerry 10. I can't do it and getting error that can't be recognised. Anyway to fix it ...
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How do I permanently remove a (wireless) usb mouse?

I bought a new wireless usb mouse today, because my old one broke down. I want to permanently remove the old one from the list of devices shown in the mouse settings dialog in system settings (I'm ...
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why USB sticks are invisible in NoviCorp wintoflash(windows software)

I am trying to create a boot-able windows 7 USB stick through WinToFlash in wine-tricks.But whenever i started wintoflash,USB drives are not showing.I did so many thing via ...
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How ot install ubuntu on a USB stick and make 100% sure you won't mess your internal HDD install?

I learned the hard way that when you install ubuntu to a usb stick it messes up your boot partition and the install of your internal hdd can't run anymore. Well, what is 100% fool proof way to simply ...
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Ubuntu stuck on startup when using custom udev

I got a little problem. I created a custom udev rule to be able to use my Diamax USB ISP programmer within IDEs etc. Everything worked great until I restarted my laptop. Ubuntu Gnome (14.04) stuck on ...
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USB 1-5 string descriptor 0 read error: -22

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 on my Acer aspire V15 and everytime I boot my system up I get the error mentioned above for about 10-20 seconds then another black screen with some writing then it boots ...
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usb stick only automounts when plugged into ac power

I am only able to automount, or mount, my USB stick when the AC power is plugged in. When using battery power, my USB stick never mounts. Can anyone help?
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grub-install dev/sdb1 gives error

I am trying to install GRUB into my USB, but it is always giving this error in normal mode: Installing for i386-pc platform. grub-install: error: cannot delete `/boot/grub/i386-pc/sleep_test.mod': ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac Pro 1,1

So I have a following problem: I have a Mac Pro 1,1 that I got from a friend for free. It had no hard disk, so I put one in. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on it, but so far I'm getting nowhere. ...
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How to leave a usb port powered during shutdown for charging mobile?

My Sony VAIO Laptop has a feature which will allow me to keep one USB port powered even when my laptop is shut down. It is given in the manual here. It can be switched on or off from the Vaio software ...
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04LTS when my USB ports stop working?

I finally upgraded to 14.04LTS. The keyboard works fine until I reboot to finish the installation, then it completely ignores all my usb ports. I don't have a PS2 keyboard (who does these days?) so, I ...
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Ubuntu USB booting when deleted from USB

I recently used an ISO installer and used a USB to install Ubuntu to a laptop. I decided to add a couple different things to the USB so I wanted to delete the recent bootable Ubuntu that was placed on ...
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Audio capture from Stereo to USB sound card

I have a 4 channel stereo input to USB sound card that I have connected with a odroid-c1 sbc running lubuntu 14.04. I need to capture the audio from USB sound card. For this I had pulseaudio installed ...
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How to check what devices are conncted to serial port

When I am trying to program my Arduino and try to flash the code, I get outputs like avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: ...
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Making multiple pendrives bootable, using command-line

How can I create multiple bootable pen-drives at the same time using Command-Line? For information, the normal flow of making a bootable pendrive using terminal is as follows: 1: Check the ...
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D-Link DWA-127 rev B1 drivers

Did anybody stumble upon this device before and knows where to start looking for drivers? lsusb output: Bus 003 Device 005: ID 2001:3d04 D-Link Corp. Was searching the Internet for an hour and ...
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libmtp error when transfering files to phone

When I connect my phone via usb to ubuntu I can see it in both the file manager, and also in Clementine, my music player. The issue arises when I try and manipulate files using both the file browser ...
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How to diagnose half-printed pages / spooling hickups?

Using 14.04 (and also before in 12.04) printing multiple pages of PDF documents (image-heavy), everything usually works fine if nothing interupts the spooling and both PC and printer are left alone ...
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Laptop always-on charging USB port not charging when suspended [closed]

Normally the always-on charging USB port should be on. Is this a bios thing?
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D-Link DWA-130 rev E1 RTL8191SU hard time connecting

I have a D-Link DWA-130 rev E1 with a RTL8191SU chip set. Under Ubuntu 14.04 it will connect to the router occasionally, most of the time it tries and fails over and over. It seems to connect with out ...
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Unable to view/connect usb devices to a virtualbox guest from ubuntu host

I'm trying to connect an NXT Robot to a windows XP guest in Virtualbox, I have installed virtualbox's Extension Pack. Not a single usb device shows up in virtual box, yet lsusb shows they are all ...
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minicom serial access ttyUSB0 failed

Bienvenue avec minicom 2.5 OPTIONS: I18n Compilé le May 2 2011, 10:05:24. Port /dev/ttyUSB0 Tapez CTRL-A Z pour voir l'aide concernant les touches spéciales � and for putty I have : unable to ...
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Couldn't make pendrive boot-able using UnetBootin

I've an iso file for RHEL in one of my pendrives. Now I want to first make the device bootable, so that later on I can put RHEL as a VM. Now the problem is even after following the instructions to ...
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Connecting Huawei R207 on Ubuntu 14 via USB

Has anyone tried to connect the Huawei R207 (Broadband device) via USB to Ubuntu 14? When I connect the device to USB, Ubuntu recognizes it as a hard drive. I eject the drive using right click. It ...
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During setup, none of my mice are recognized. I have no idea why. Please help!!

I have tried a Microsoft wireless mouse, an "onn" wireless mouse, and now a very plain Logitech wired mouse. It won't recognize any of them. It says I may need to install drivers. There is no software ...
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How to control my computer using a controller?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I've looked all over the internet on how to control my computer with a controller(usb or not), and found out-dated info. I've tried to install Rejoystick, ...
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Using unetbootin to write 15.04 image to usb stick results in buggy squashfs

Problem: 15.04 ISO can't be installed from USB Stick. get Ubuntu 15.04 iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ check md5sum of the downloaded image: $ md5sum ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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How to boot from USB on a macbook pro with GRUB

I have macbook pro that I have only ubuntu on. It's using gnu grub. I have bootable USB with the new ubuntu that I desperately can't boot the last hour. I can't either bios or choose it any familiar ...
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Live USB Kernel Panic error?

I tried to make a 14.04 live USB with Universal USB Installer. I get to the screen where it says Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. but no matter what I select, it eventually ends in this error; end ...
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Random USB ports turned off and ethernet not working

Bear with me, there's a lot to get through. I built a computer with the intention of writing android software as a project. Initially I installed Ubuntu and I couldn't, for the life of me, get the ...
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How to use PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0)

I use Ubuntu14.04 64bit on laptop. now I need to use USB3.0 port. and I bought PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0) this is the express Card and I tried to connect it. it was recognized as follows. but,by lsusb, ...
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How do i create a bootable ISO usb? [duplicate]

I bought an HP Netbook it doesnt have a CD ROM Drive, I then bought an elite HP laptop off a well know shopping site, it was delivered and on powerup it goes to bitlocker screen, I am not interested ...
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Detect USB Device connect event from any system file

I will explain my problem scenario first, I have a few touchscreen computers that run on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I have already disabled USB Mass stroage access through blacklist.conf file. But one strange ...
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external usb not being recognised since update to 15.04

External usb ( pendrive ) not being recognised since update to 15.04. It used to work perfectly fine before. i need it to download GNOME desktop.
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unable to detect usb device untill restarting

I'm using Lenovo G40-70, OS-Ubuntu 14.04 64bit It is not possible to access usb devices to the laptop until it is restarted several times. Can anyone help me to fix this problem please. Below link ...
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How to enable write protection of USB drive

I am using Lubuntu and I am new in using this. I have a pendrive and whenever I insert it in a PC that's not mine, in anyway it gets affected with virus. So I want to enable the write protection on my ...
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usb device descriptor read error

How can i fix this problem on Toshiba satellite l755 with Ubuntu 15.04 when starting up.
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How Do I Install The Linksys AC1200 USB Wireless Adapter?

So I recently built a pc. I have it dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows. I am a noob to Ubuntu and I need help in getting Ubuntu to recognize the Linksys AC1200 adapter. I have tried installing ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...