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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How to force device node for usb device on Ubuntu

I want a particular usb device assigned to a given node usb on ubuntu 12.10. lssub shows Bus 002 Device 003: ID 19d2:0031 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM MF110/MF627/MF636 Now ZTE WCDMA Technologies ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 from Restore Drive - Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Aspire E1-510P-4614, So I have created a USB Recovery Drive using Windows 8.1 Am I able to install Ubuntu (Erase it all) and in the future, restore my Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - I/O error during USB installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2 and I installed the 64-bit version. I want to put Ubuntu on my mom's laptop. We already had Ubuntu on it (v 14.04) but it was ...
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Problems installing Netgear WNDA3100v2 [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: I am a complete and total Ubuntu newbie (kinda like trying to learn Swahili at age 49) Ok..so I was up until Midnight last night trying to install this device. Thanks to many posts ...
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USB modem not working after upgrading to 14.04

I have Compaq Presario cq40. My usb modem Micromax MMX352G was working quite well in previous version Ubuntu 12.04. I have upgraded to 14.04 just now. After upgrading, option of mobile broadband is ...
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Auto-mount usb drive on chromebook to use with dropbox

I have replaced Chrome OS on my Acer C720 with Ubuntu 14.04, so far I'm quite happy besides the limited local storage capasity. To remedy this I have bought a 32 GB USB Drive (SanDisk Cruzer Fit) and ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Windows 8?

I own HP J110TX Laptop running Windows 8 on it. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side windows. I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386 iso. I tried creating bootable USB drive through ...
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Unable to claim interface: Resource busy

I am working with USB4Java (the low-level version) and am basically working from this code here. I was running into a problem about permissions but was able to resolve by running eclipse using gksu ...
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Made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised system. How to make sure the usb isn't compromised and how to securely reinstall ubuntu

I finally made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised ubuntu desktop laptop. Startup disk creator told me the usb was 7.2 gb, instead 7.8 gb and I believe the original hack involved my flash drive. Is ...
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Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000 becomes unresponsive every few minutes

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop. Every few minutes my Microsoft natural keyboard 4000 becomes un responsive. The leds turn off. I need to unplug and replug in the keyboard. This is a USB ...
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usb keyboard doesn't work in initrd shell

I'm working on a custom initrd that I'm netbooting and need to break into a shell. Unfortunately the USB keyboard doesn't work once it breaks into the shell. It does however work when I netboot it ...
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USB ports don't work during installation.

I am a new user and I have Windows 7. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, I have done it before with success, but my keyboard, mouse and wifi antenna weren't working. They are all connected in USB ports. ...
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Are Toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

1) Are toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? 2) Can they be made into ubuntu live USBs? 3) Are they compatible with other linux distros?
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Logitech headset 350 working half of the time

Sometimes my Logitech headset works fine for about half an hour, after that it ll just put my sound level to 0 and the device won't show up again in the sound settings.(most of the time I retry to ...
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Why does usb power go off?

When i boot ubuntu from dvd, the mouse and keyboard work up to the point where i must choose to try or install ubuntu. The keyboard and mouse still have power while loading or installing. But when the ...
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Unable to access Windows files running Ubuntu from a USB drive

My 8.1 stuffed up! It doesn't load Windows and instead keeps saying Windows is repairing the problem and will restart. It keeps on restarting time and time again. So I've mounted the latest version ...
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Asus laptop and faulty USB 3.0

I have weir issue with my asus laptop in have only one usb3.0 and it works, sometimes.. sometimes it just dies. $ dmesg | grep xhci_hcd [ 1.488284] xhci_hcd 0000:04:00.0: xHCI Host Controller [ ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working when both are plugged into motherboard USB ports

I'm facing a problem whereby neither my keyboard nor my mouse work if they're both plugged into the USB ports on the back of my motherboard. The keyboard I'm using is a Razer BlackWidow and the mouse ...
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Strange USB (phone) behavior

I have 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron laptop, and it behaves very strangely when I plug my Samsung Galaxy SII phone into it. When I connect the phone, I get three dialog boxes, one says "Unable to mount ...
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I have created an USB boot stick but Windows will not startup without it

Because my disk in the Synology DS213+ NAS crashed, I had to replace it. But there are still some files I wanted to copy. So I used my Sharkoon docking station to connect to my W7 laptop. But the disk ...
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how to factory reset a usb?

How do you factory reset a usb? I have a hp 4gb usb that seems like it has a messed up partition table and ubuntu isn't recognizing all the space. I've tried formatting it in disks. That doesn't ...
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serial redirect from 12.04 server usb installer

I have downloaded 12.04.4 LTS server iso (64 bit) and used netbootin to create a bootable usb thumb drive for the purpose of installing ubuntu server on a dell r620. I have serial console connected ...
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Got an error message when trying to use winusb concerning the amount of recognized spaced on the usb

A few days ago I formatted a usb and installed memtest86 image on it using sudo dd if=memtest86-usb.img of=/dev/sdb. I ran the memtest86 usb on an early 2008 macbook and it seemed to work right but ...
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Try to install Ubuntu - MD5 Check Sums Different

So to start off, the reason I came to be in this predicament is because my desktop crashed. It was originally running windows 8.1, which I'm not too fond of. I didn't have the windows disk and because ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 usb keyboard shift not working

I am using ubuntu 14.04 Yesterday my shift key on my usb keyboard stopped working. The laptop shift key works fine. I have tried the following things to fix the issue but nothing works. restart ...
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Can't get SD card or USB drive to mount

Here is some info if it helps: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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my bios does not support booting from usb

Hello i got an old computer and i want to put linux on it but the bios does not boot from usb.i do not have a blank cd my cd player is not a burner is there still hope for me. thank you for taking ...
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My Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port adapter doesn't work in either ubuntu 13:10 or 14:04

I have a USB to Serial port adaptor, Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port which works on ubuntu 10.04, and win xp, win7 machines. However, I have problems with it on Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 ...
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USB Drive Mounting - Noob Question [duplicate]

Ubuntu noob here... I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server installed with 4 internal SATA drives. I've recently added a USB 1.5 TB drive and used it for a while without issue. Even more recently, I've added ...
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Multiple problems installing 12.04: low-graphics mode and USB not accepting address

So I recently got a new machine after having used 12.04 for two years, and decided to try out 14.04 (alongside Windows 7). This worked just fine but I was unhappy with some of the changes and decided ...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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Installation, dual operating systems [duplicate]

I'm about to switch my OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu on an HP laptop, primarily for internet use. Is there an "idiot's guide" anywhere here that I can print up before I try it? The plan is to put the ...
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dd will NOT recognise my sdcard ie “no such file or directory” it is seen by all other routes gparted,df,lsusb,blkid,,,so on

xubuntu 12.04-32 I am trying to build a bootable sdcard for my tablet and everything is ready but "dd" will NOT recognise any of my sdcard(s) 2Gb micro sd,8Gb or 32Gb
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Virtualbox Windows 8.1 USB issue

I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 4.3.10_Ubuntu as a Virtualization solution. I've installed Windows 8.1 x64 for some usb devices that Linux does not have compatible software (Polar Pro Training ...
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14.04 doesn't mount digital camera

I have a kodak digit camera that always has just mounted. Since 14.04, it shows the device itself in lsusb. Looking in syslog I see it recognizes the camera but then fails saying the device is not ...
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Ubuntu installer on ext4 partition on sd card

I have an 16 GB sd card, which I'm using in order to make a triple-boot installer with osx, windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.4. I am trying to make it with three partitions, namely hfs, ntfs and ext4, so ...
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Lenovo laptop does not shutdown if anything is connected via USB [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkcentre A52. If I have any device (even a USB cord) plugged into my USB sockets, the computer just restarts when I ask it to shutdown. If I remove everything ...
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bootable DVD & USB of Centos 6.5 x86 based from Ubuntu 13.10

My question is how to make a bootable DVD / USB for CentOS 6.5 x86(32-bit) from Ubuntu 13.10 (with the help of terminal / GUI or through both ways) OR what softwares i can use for this purpose??? In ...
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USB LAN Enter E100U with Ubuntu 14.04

The Enter USB LAN when used with Ubuntu 14.04 does not work . The network manager detects the device and tries to connect. But after about 10 sec seconds the the connection is dropped. Any body ...
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Scanning (2nd scanimage -L finds no device)

so my Ubuntu "problem". When I plug-in my scanner (or turn it on) for the first time, scanimage -L finds the device. When I execute scanimage for the 2nd time, there is no device found anymore. ...
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how to add a final form feed to a ppd-file (because deskjet 710C does not eject last page)

Recently, I stepped over from XP to Xubuntu 12. During install everything seemed fine and my HP deskjet 710C was recognized (USB configuration). However the printer does not eject the last page. The ...
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Unable to access “BCM21553 Thunderbird and Unable to open MTP device '[usb:001,004]' when connecting SamsungY Android device

see same problem under previous post: ubuntu 14.04 not detecting SamsungY Android via usb cable any help would greatly appreciated! ~ loco
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ubuntu 14.04 not detecting SamsungY Android via usb cable

I had this same problem when previously using ubuntu 13.10, among other issues with my Windows dual boot. So I wiped the hard drive, re-installed ubuntu stand alone, and I still get the same dang ...
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First time using Ubuntu, a few questions

So my gf's dell inspiron 1545 has had a pirated copy of windows 7 ultimate since we got it (from her mom and we think her step dad put the pirated copy on it) She's sick of having an illegal copy and ...
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2.4 ghz RF mouse working only on one usb port

I am using lenovo b490, running ubuntu with unity 14.04. There are 4 USB ports on this laptop, 2 are USB 3 and 2 are USB 2. All checked with pendrives and hard drives, they all work. I have one ...
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Lenovo g510 webcam not detected

I have lenvo g510. Cheese and guvcview don't detect my webcam. Its my lsubs: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't go beyond grub boot when loading from usb on Windows 8

I downloaded 14.04 version of Ubuntu and burned it on my flash memory. When I booted my flash drive I was able to see the Ubuntu boot loader but when I selected Ubuntu it won't go any further and a ...
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Kernel panic error while installing Minimal CD

I recently created a bootable USB of Ubuntu 14.04 Minimal CD using the disk destroyer. When I boot, I have the options - Install, Advanced Install, Command Line Install & Help. Clicking on any of ...
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I can't boot from my bootable flash drive

I have a bootable flash drive which I used to use when I needed to run Ubuntu 12.04 live. I have set the boot order in the BIOS with the USB in first position but the installed version of Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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MediaTek MT7630 not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (need alternatives) [duplicate]

Please help :/ I have an ASUS x550c laptop with a MediaTek MT7630e wifi card. The wired internet works, but wireless doesn't. I have tried all the online solutions and none of them work. Since I need ...