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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Getting USB to VGA to work on ubuntu

I recently purchased this USB to VGA adapter for the third monitor I had and it works great with Windows along side the driver it had for it. However on Linux I can't seem to get it to work. I ...
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Boot issues on Inspiron M5010 when installing 64 bit Ububtu 14.04. Help!

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I bought a wiped computer from ebay and I'm just trying to install Ubuntu OS. I downloaded the software, formatted my USB to Fat 32. I used UUI and Yumi both to ...
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Strange problem with Ubuntu booting [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. And I have some difficulties with it. USB-devices not always turn on as the computer loads. When I start my computer, my USB-devices (mouse and external disk ...
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Kaffeine - channel scanning help

I'm trying to get Kaffeine to do a channel scan and am getting the "No available device found" alert. I previously did have Kaffeine working nicely (using this setup: How to make an Avermedia AverTV ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize my USB

I create yesterday a live-USB from Ubuntu 14-04 and everything worked fine.Then I also installed another distibution of Linux on the same USB,and now neither Ubuntu nor Windows doesn't recognize my ...
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Installing Windows 7 to usb that is bootable PLEASE HELP! [duplicate]

I have a Asus NoteBook with no DvD drive I want to install Windows 7(I currently have Ubuntu so im asking how to do it on Ubuntu) onto my 32 Gb USB WinUSB isn't working Neither is UnetBootIn Or all ...
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Disable xHCI by another way than BIOS - USB 3.0

I'm having troubles with the communication between a NXT-Lego device and a Notebook with USB 3.0 port. I affirm that the problem is the USB 3.0 - driver, because this same device with another ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB? Please Help!

I have a Asus NoteBook (Refurbished no DvD Drive) and I recently installed Windows Technical Preview (Windows 10) to test it out. After 3 weeks of having it installed I wanted Windows 7 on my laptop ...
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Which part of the kernel powers on/off USB ports? How - the internals?

Please refer to this post: Power on/off USB ports . It is one thing to blindly replicate the codes in a terminal and get the desired results. I wish to know which part of the kernel does this work, ...
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How to save daily changes in a virtualbox to a live USB

I have been successful in installing, booting and using Ubuntu into my 64gb USB flash drive. What I plan is to do is to convert a copy of my USB key to a virtual image and boot it using virtualbox. ...
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USB copy of 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot Thinkpad r50e in Try option

I have Ubuntu 14.04 loaded onto USB drive. {update - ubuntu loaded onto USB using pendrivelinux using a different PC} On startup I can select the USB drive for boot, get the Ubuntu menu, choose "try ...
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Can't delete trash files on USB stick

I'm having trouble deleting files that magically appeared on my USB stick. The folder was a trash folder which I have never seen before which also contains files that are in my trash as well. I ...
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Alfa Tube-U(N) RT3070 No Wireless Extensions

I am trying to get an Alfa Tube-U(N) USB Wifi adapter to work with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and getting stuck with actually connecting to any networks. It uses the Ralink RT3070 chipset (I think, based on ...
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Creative USB webcam: microphone quality very poor

I have recently started using Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 32bit for my desktop pc. I am having troubles to set up my Creative USB Webcam (with built-in microphone). From the command "lsusb" I can see that ...
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Problems on deleting a partition from USB key and format it in fat32? [duplicate]

I would like to completely wipe out the USB key and format it in fat32, but I am having troubles... I needed Windows 7, so in Ubuntu 14.04 I installed WinUSB program and installed Windows iso image ...
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Ubuntu not seeing external USB drive

Windows recognizes, and opens this drive with no issues. I tried it on another machine running crunchbang linux and it mounts and opens with no issues. it looks like ubuntu thinks this is a usb ...
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Problem with realtek RTL8188CUS don't work correctly in ubuntu 14.04

Hello Ubuntu community I have a problem with my wireless adapter. The problem is that the adapter disconnects the Internet by nothing. I said that for example i using spotify and suddenly the Internet ...
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Cannot install any Linux on newly built computer. Splash screen>flash of desktop>only mouse on screen

hopefully this is a noobish question that can easily be solved because it has given me quite a headache. I recently upgraded my machine, before I outline my problems here are the specs. Intel(R) ...
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Persistent live USB Ubuntu 14 not working

Used Fedora Live USB creator 3.12 to create a live USB of Ubuntu 14 (latest 64 bit build) I can successfully boot the USB on my Surface Pro 3 but I cannot get the persistence to work. It is not an ...
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External Hard Drive sync

I was wondering whether there's a mechanism to sync two external hard drives, so that the files are updated both ways (and they end up containing the exact same information). Ideally it could run ...
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Validity sensors ID 138a:0010

I tried to get a working fingerprint reader on my laptop ASUS PRO B400VC-W3022X. I've already managed installing/configuring frpintd following this article but It did not work for me, still showing: ...
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bootable usb for osx?

I'm trying to reinstall osx on my mac that has crashed. Obviously because it has crashed I can't create the bootable usb with osx on osx itself (that is run the createinstallmedia command). So my ...
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14.04 LTS USB 3.0 not working

I've got the following problem: My laptop has 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. One of the 2.0 is broken, it doesn't work in any OS and I'm okay with it. But the other 3 ports work in Windows and ...
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How to fix USB modem LTE mode only 62 bit received and no more?

Found no answer over the Internet. As I understand 62 received bits are used to set up the connection. My USB modem ZTE MF820D in LTE mode keeps sending data but with no answer (no download at all). ...
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Unable to Format USB Drive

I have a 4.1 GB USB drive that has become unusable now. It previously had a Live version of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I tried formatting it a couple of times through different techniques on GParted and the ...
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Is it possible that running Ubuntu on my Windows computer from a USB stick could cause damage to my computer?

I was just wondering - can any harm come to my computer from running Ubuntu from a USB stick? Obviously this excludes things like an infected Ubuntu installation or trojans hidden on the USB. Assuming ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS support safe remove USB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I know that windows has a feature that allows you to remove your USB flash drive without having to go to the drive, right click and choosing safely remove. This prevents you from ...
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Read out USB-Device with evtest [closed]

we have an ubuntu server running in our network. At this server we have connected an usb barcodescanner, which is read out via evtest and cut. So now we have the problem, that the scanner data is only ...
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Automount USB connected a particular port on a specific path

I'd like to have automatically mounted any storage device connected to a specific USB port on a particular path. The handle of the USB port is available in /dev/disk/by-path but adding in fstab does ...
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Help mounting ipod touch gen 4

I cannot access my ipod touch in any way. It's generation 4, 8gb, and recently reset. It's not showing up at all, there are no messages shown when I plug it in. This is the output when I plug it in ...
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USB Hybrid TV Turner Savvy TV 2.0 (TOSHIBA)

I have a USB Hybrid TV Turner Savvy TV 2.0 (TOSHIBA) and I want to install it in my laptop (Hp Elitebook 6930p) I'm using ubuntu 14.10 32 bits. Please help me to install or to find the drivers and ...
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Can't see anything while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I've been using Ubuntu 12 in my laptop but now I have a new compuer and I'm trying to install Ubuntu(or GNOME) 14.04 LTS but I can't. I put the ISO file with "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8" into my ...
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How to create a Windows UEFI bootable usb under Ubuntu(elementaryos)? [duplicate]

I already have Windows installed but I broke it with Intel Rapid Storage. I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 x64 via UEFI(GPT). I tried with WinUSB but it's not UEFI and it gives me "grub error..."
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What is the easiest way to send files to a USB device

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to know about the easiest way to send files to a USB device. (ex. Pen drive, external hard disk etc.) My Ubuntu version is 14.10. N.B: 1) I am sorry if this is a very ...
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Cannot boot off of USB on ASUS EEE PC 701

Long Version: I have just gotten an old ASUS Netbook from my boss. They were gettjng rid of a bunch of old hardware and I got my hands on an old still perfectly good ASUS eee Netbook. Naturally I ...
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Sanddisk drive write protected

My sanddisk usb write protected i tried ashokkrishna@ashokkrishna-Lenovo-B560:~$ sudo mount -o rw /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: block device /dev/sdc1 is write-protected, mounting read-only # sudo mkfs -t ...
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Executing a script when inserting a flash drive

How can I write a script that fires on an event? When I insert an USB flash drive, Ubuntu mounts it and automatically opens Nautilus. When this happens with a specific flash drive, I'd like to open a ...
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Ubuntu USB Boot language problems

It doesn't look like this issue has been asked about before, so here goes. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a couple of small netbooks. These netbooks are currently running windows 7. I've ...
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How to meak LiveUSB(Whit Wifislax 4.9) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I want to make LiveUSB in Ubuntu but I can't, I have tried Unetbootin ( but I can't select USB device), Stick disc creator ( but I cant select .iso file, and the program show me an error), and I have ...
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i have a usb floppy drive. how do i format a floppy disk with the ext2 file-system?

I have ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64 operating system installed on my desktop computer. it is a clean installation. i have a USB 3.5 floppy drive. I need to format a floppy disk with the ext2 ...
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external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore

i'm running lubuntu 14.04.1, and after an automatic update my external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore! When i run lsusb, i can see that the card as usb-device is listed. When i check the ...
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How to install wireless headset Vengeance 2100

I have no clue on how to install the headset vengeance 2100, this is the website for reference: http://www.corsair.com/en/vengeance-2100-dolby-7-1-wireless-gaming-headset The headset has a usb ...
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fingerprint reader Validity sensor ASUS

I tried to get a working fingerprint reader on my laptop ASUS PRO B400VC-W3022X. I've already managed installing/configuring frpintd following this article but It did not work for me, still showing: ...
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My USB Keyboard isn't working

I have just installed Ubuntu and now my USB keyboard and mouse are not working. I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard so i can now execute commands. I get a lot of strange messages in dmesg: ...
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External Bluray unit won't mount

I have recently bought an ASUS SBW-06D2X-U external USB Bluray unit for my Dell Vostro 3350 i7 notebook. I pluged it as instructed, with an external power source, but the unit just flashes and never ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Error in booting through USB having full install (not live USB)

I am new to Ubuntu and really loved the experience of working on it through the live USB. However the limit of 4GB on the persistence file is something which I wanted to get away from (Tried the ...
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Can't mount dvd

I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/stefan/UDF Volume: exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.10, GNU GRUB error

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 in order to install ubuntu using a pendrive. When I restart my pc and choose ,from the boot menu, the usb it shows a black screen ...
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Saved the Ubuntu installation file on a USB, now none of my computers read the USB

My pen drive is a Sony, 16GB. It is NOT USB 2.0, ie. it is black in colour not gray or blue. After downloading the ubuntu installayion files onto it, I am unable to use it both on my laptop or my PC. ...