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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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How do I access files on an MTP device?

I can't play music or view photos from my phone on Ubuntu 14.04. I can browse the files with the Nautilus, but they won't open. Rhythmbox crashes when trying to play music and the photo viewer says ...
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Meaning of different icons for USB flash drives

Ubuntu uses at least three different icons for identifying USB storages. What are the criteria used to diferentiate those? For instance, I have two nearly identical Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB ...
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“Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdc1: Input/output error” while formatting my pendrive?

I have a Transcend 4 GB pen-drive. When I tried to format my pen-drive by right-clicking and selecting format, it showed: Error creating file system: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling ...
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How do I mount USB drives as given user automatically?

How do I get my USB drive to auto-mount as owned by 'me' rather than by whomever is logged in to the computer screen at the time? Often I SSH into my computer while someone else is using it, and so ...
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log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x

is it possible to log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x? Also it will be excellent if it could log the connect/disconnect and email to some email address. Is there any program for that? Is ...
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Is there a way to force format write protected pendrive

My USB is a Sandisk Cruzer 8 GB drive with USB 2.0. It says it's write protected when I try to format it. Is there a way to force format it ? I try'd some of this ways : varun@varun-pc ~ $ sudo ...
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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 Flash Drive Unreadable After Using on Mac OSX

I have a new flash drive that I have been using with just Ubuntu to transfer files between computers. Everything worked fine for a while, then after plugging the drive into an iMac the disk no longer ...
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USB 2.0 ports not working 14.04 device descriptor read/64, error -32

Tried asking this on ubuntuforums but nothing forthcoming there. Here's my issue: Hello I wonder if someone can help me with this. I have searched but yet to find an answer that works. Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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I have been running Ubuntu off a flash drive on my Windows 7 laptop and now suddenly Windows won't boot up. Please help?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB flashdrive and have been using it on my Windows 7 laptop. During the start up process I would press F12 and then select to boot off my USB drive. Ubuntu would ...
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MP3 player not recognized

My problem is I plug my MP3 player, a Philips goGear vibe 8GB, and it doesn't show anywhere, that I can recognize. Here are the results from the commands I've tried so far: lsusb: Bus 002 Device ...
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Ubuntu create virtual USB flash drive

How to create in host Ubuntu a virtual USB flash drive for working with it in VirtualBox? I need to create a virtual image physical USB flash drive. And in VirtualBox it connects the virtual image as ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 no caching page found

I just upgraded from Ubuntu Server 14.04 to 14.04.2 and now I get this error on my three USB hard drives which are set up in a single LVM. I never had this error before and was able to transfer data ...
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Installing to SD Card

i have created a USB device with an ISO image using PenDrive and when I boot up from it I get the choice to either "try Linux" or else "install". I dont want to overwrite my Windows installation but ...
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Same USB Port, Same Device: Sometimes Superspeed (USB 3.0) and Sometimes high-speed (USB 2.0)

OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS updated to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Plugging USB flash drive directly into the notebook computer (USB 3.0 port; not using HUB; ALL USB 3.0 external hard drives always connect at ...
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USB 3.0 READ Speeds enabled with “libccid” but WRITE Speeds still slow; “SuperSpeed” recognized

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (updates bring it up to 14.04.2 LTS) USB 3.0 flash drive (Corsair 64 GB Survivor Stealth and Silicon Power 64G M70); both show slowness prior to loading ...
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Seagate Expansion drive is not detecting

I am trying to connect my seagate 1Tb expansion drive with my ubuntu. drive is not detecting in my system. I tried many forum questions but nothing worked for me. I tried this command in terminal as ...
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Ubuntu doesnt mount anymore an mp3 usb player

I have an arena oregon mp180 and in the past it was used to be seen like a normal USB stick. Today, after a couple years, I am trying it again, but Ubuntu doesn't mount it any more like it used to ...
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mount/fix pendrive

I have been trying to fix this 4Gb pendrive that I can't get to mount. I've checked many applications and the drive is good, also checked different Operating Systems and it came back the drive is ...
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Changing owner of block device file

I have a disk that I'm connecting it via USB. In system it has /dev/sdb block device file. By default it is owned by root. I want to automatically change owner to my user. So I'm writing a udev rule ...
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Flash Drive with Ubuntu Installed; Storage Partition Isn't Recognized in Windows

I have ubuntu installed on a 32GB Sandisk Cruzerblade flash drive, with some of the drive reserved for use as storage. The problem I'm having is that the storage partition isn't recognized in Windows. ...
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Can't dual boot: No OS was found

I'm trying to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1. I've created a bootable usb using both unetbootin and isotousb. When I boot from usb it says "An OS wasn't found. Try ...
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Files written to a flash drive in windows do not show up on an ubuntu system

The files that I store onto a flash drive on my windows system do not show up when I move the flash drive to an Ubuntu system. When I move the drive back to my windows system the file(s) are still ...
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 with mac os Yosemite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 in dual boot on mac Yosemite. I installed refind, I created a bootable pendrive with Universal USB Installer. After running Ubuntu from menu refind, a black ...
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Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 when attempting to create WINDOWS 7 USB Boot DIsk

I have read all the "code 512" threads and followed each suggestion to the letter with no success. Nothing changes after each attempt, I still get the following despite having tried all the ...
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Could not mount pendrive on ubuntu 14.04 while windows normally load it

This error occurs when we want to open pendrive on Ubuntu 14.04. Full error: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-General_USB_Flash_"' exited with non-zero ...
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USB pen drives not mounting after upgrading to 14.04

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS I can't use USB pen drives. Before in 12.04 when I inserted a drive into one of the ports it appeared on the Dolphin and I could access the contents. Now ...
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Install programs to SD card or Flash Drive on a Chromebook with Crouton?

I have a chromebook that is using Crouton to run Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the fact that it is a chromebook means that I have only 8 or so GB of space after installing ubuntu. So, I ordered a 64GB SD ...
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Conflict between uvcvideo and usb ports drivers

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bits on my laptop, but I have a problem, suddenly my webcam stopped working and my usb port are slow to recognize my pendrive. How can I fix it? Thanks for your help.
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USB data transfer from phone

I have connected my phone (Alcatel OT-606A Sparq) to my computer (running Ubuntu 14.04) using an USB data cable. I can see it using the command "lsusb" (it shows up as 0e8d:0002 MediaTek Inc.), but I ...
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Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:ERROR: upcase table is not found

I have an usb stick on which I do recordings from my TV. It started to not get recognized and after running several commands trying to fix it i think i messed it up. So I tried to format it in ...
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too much time to copy to pendrive

It's taking too much to copy a file to usb pendrive. currently i'm using ubuntu 14.10 64bit and i faced the same problem in 14.04. and one of my friend told he's also having same problem in 12.04 ...
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can anyone help me with my usb drive?

It shows up in disks, but I can't format it. this is what i got when i type lsusb in a terminal: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 064e:c336 Suyin Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 ...
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Disable-enable USB-ports in ubuntu 12.04

my OS is ubuntu 12.04 (3.2.0-57-generic) I want to know like window how can we disable usb ports in ubuntu,i found some command like : echo "port id" |sudo tee /sys/bus/usb/drivers/usb/unbind ...
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Unable to mount usb

I have upgraded my laptop to ubuntu 14.04 by usb pen drive. Now i am trying to insert my samsung mobile on my laptop but a pop up showing message that it is... unable to open MTP device [USB: ...
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How to use pamusb to ONLY autologin

Is it possible to configure pamusb to only handle the login authentication? Right now all my authentication can be done with an usb stick, which means sudo and other stuff can be run by any random ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't load pendrive

Yesterday, I upgraded my xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Now, when I put in my pendrive to usb - xubuntu does not open it. I see pendrive icon on my desktop, but when I try and open it, I get the error: ...
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USB Drive Always has to be Checked Even After 'Proper' Unmount

I have an ADATA UV150 32GB USB flash drive. The problem I have is that even after unmounting it 'properly' (i.e. pressing the eject button), it is always mounted read only when I connect it again. To ...
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Connecting phone in mass storage mode

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Rednote phone using USB cable. I would like to connect the phone using mass storage mode to copy big amount of data to the SD card. If followed a tutorial to enable ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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USB is not mountable, system doesn't know how

I wanted to mount Windows 8 on USB and it kinda succeded given that moving data "has completed" without errors. The next day, I plug USB in and I get following error. Right after I put USB in the ...
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My usb drive not detected after removing it without unmount

I have written some files to my usb drive, then I removed it from my laptop without un-mounting it (ejecting it) from Nautilus. Now I plugged it in and Ubuntu does not detect it at all. GParted does ...
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Boot error: stopping system v runlevel compatibility and checking battery state

I'm running OpenFoam froam an ubuntu pendrive. One day it stopped booting with this error message: stopping system v runlevel compatibility. The next times i tried to boot it stucks at "checking ...
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USB 3.0, mSATA, SSD in Enclosure connecting then disconnecting. What is happening?

I have a mSTAT SSD that I have put into a USB 3.0 enclosure and it is not working. When I connect my drive, it will mount but after about a few seconds it will disconnect. Sometimes it will ...
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Ubuntu server in Vbox hangs when adding a line to fstab to mount a USB Drobo for owncloud

The basics: Hardware running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Kubuntu) w/ 6Gigs ram in old Optiplex 760 SFF. Drobo 4 USB2.0 w/8Tbs VBox 4.3.14 r95030 I have managed to get Ubuntu server 32bit running in Vbox for ...
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Reading from USB Drives is extremely slow in ubuntu 12.04

Reading/ Copying files from external USB drives is extremely slow on my laptop - less than 50 kbps. I have tried with multiple pen drives, and an external hard-drive. I know that there's no problem in ...
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Why can't I mount a USB device in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I try to mount a USB storage device, I receive an error stating that I am not authorized to perform the operation. I've added myself to the fuse and plugdev user groups to no avail.
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how to mount Samsung s5 on Ubuntu

How can I mount Samsung S5 on Ubuntu. File transfer to device is fine, but from device to ubuntu reads error