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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USB works only after several reboots

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit installed on my HP Pavilion Windows Tablet with an Intel® Core™ i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz × 4. When I've booted Ubuntu, my USB mouse does not work. The laser is lighting ...
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USB audio ok if connected after boot, mute if connected during boot

I am running 14.04 LTS Xubuntu (3.13.0-45-generic) and trying to get a Prosonus Audiobox USB to work correctly. The device seems to have all functionality working fine with snd_usb_audio provided I ...
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Issues with BootRepair and GRUB [duplicate]

I have got a new Acer net book with Windows 8 and EUFI on it. The first thing I attempted to do was install Parrot Sec Linux, and I did so with a boot able USB created with Win32DiskImager. I was able ...
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boot from USB drive Ubuntu or Windows 8

As security I would like only when I have the USB drive plugged in the laptop to be ask if I would like to boot my Ubuntu desktop otherwise to boot my installer Windows 8 . Could anyone let me know if ...
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odd results in fdisk for a USB sound card with storage

I have a USB sound card (a Creative SB X-Fi Go!) which works perfectly (both as a soundcard and as a storage device) under Ubuntu and reports to Disks as having a 1GB Fat partition as in this ...
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Cannot start Wireless HotSpot on USB adapter plug in (with udev rule)

I really need help on this matter. I have a PC with Lubuntu 14.10 and a Wireless USB stick TP-Link TL-WN722N and I want to create a wireless hotspot that automatically gets started upon wireless USB ...
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New Notebook Medion Akoya E7416 (MD 99460) Linux compatible? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu and would like to know, if this notebook with Intel Core i5-5200U will work with Linux. OS is Win8.1. I tried to start Linux from a stick, that failed. On other machines it ...
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Grub menu flashes with USB keyboard - cannot select

I'm having issues with the grub menu using a USB keyboard on a new 14.04 install (dual booted with windows 8.1). The menu appears, but when I try to navigate down, to say, select windows, the cursor ...
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Issue with instructions for installing ubuntu on a usb stick

I followed the instructions at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx for installing ubuntu on a usb stick. The diskutil step showed the usb disk as being /dev/disk2, so ...
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Issues getting Netgear A6100 USB wifi adapter to work

I got Ubuntu this morning, and I'm having some issues getting my wifi adapter to work. It's an A6100 WiFi USB adapter. I've tried doing some stuff with dirvers, but I honestly have no clue what I'm ...
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Printer prints only once after each reboot or re-plugging of USB cable

I'm trying to get HP LaserJet 600 m602 working on Lubuntu 14.04 machine to which it is connected with USB cable. It prints first job ok, but when I send another job it behaves as if it is ...
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Is there any way to force a USB HDD stop spinning after “Safely remove”?

I have a USB-powered external HDD connected to my DELL laptop. Some times, after clicking on "Safely remove" item in pop-up menu of its icon in side bar, the drive is un-mounted and is removed from ...
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Is there any way to turn off a USB HDD manually?

I have a USB-powered external HDD connected to my DELL laptop. Some times, after clicking on "Safely remove" item in pop-up menu of its icon in side bar, the drive is un-mounted and is removed from ...
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2 PC's drive problems

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and have tried to get a drive to mount using the examples at the Ubuntu site. The drive worked fine in the LiveCD and after installation and several reboots, it refused to ...
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Ubuntu full install on 64gb usb3.0 sandisk

So I'm aware that it isn't recommended to run a full Ubuntu install on USB sticks due to the limited read/write cycles as compared to traditional SSDs or hard disks, and the USB connection limits ...
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How to access an usb device in ubuntu?

I have an USB-device used for measuring currents. When I connect this device to windows, I get a new device in the device manager, and a new COM port I can use for accessing the device. When I connect ...
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How do I use two USB printers?

I have two USB printers, both of which have different device and product ID's: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 222a:0037 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0493:8760 MAG Technology Co., Ltd When I try map them in the ...
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16GB pen drive showing 2MB space after formatting on windows 7

I burned Ubuntu 14.04 image on 16GB pen drive on laptop having ubuntu. Now when I inserted this pen drive it showed 2MB free space without recognising any other space. I formatted pen drive on ...
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Installing in USB: “force” bootable USB, is it bad?

This is what I meant. I want to make sure that the C drive is not bootable and my USB is bootable by changing the settings in Windows. If you guys still don't know what I meant: I open the Computer ...
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What is the recommended USB software to put an ISO of Ubuntu on USB?

I've used Rufus and the Universal USB from pendrivelinux, but I was wondering if there's a recommended software or if there is a better one.
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can't mount usb on 14.04 - mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 1003519 501728+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA) clint:~ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/usb mount: you must specify ...
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USB File System: Unknown. GParted

I have an 8GB Flash disk (I don't know the exact model). I deleted partitions in GParted, and now it doesn't work. When I want to format the device, it says that "dev/sdb close device failed ...
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Booting ubuntu 14.10 from usb produces grub error “incompatible license” and lands into grub rescue

I recently installed ubuntu 14.10 into a 16gb usb pend drive using another live usb drive on my hp compaq desktop computer. After the installation, when it starts to boot from the 16gb usb it says ...
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Wifi over USB adapter very slow and randomly disconnecting

As the title states my Wifi speed is very slow when using a USB adapter Ubuntu 14.04. I tried two different adapters, one with rtl8187 chip and one with rtl8191SU chip. The problem exists on both my ...
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DELL wireless mouse and keyborad recognised but not working

I have DELL notebook with preinstalled Ubuntu now upgraded to 14.04 and DELL wireless mouse and keyboard. When I connect the USB thing the dmesg prints this: [10271.111258] input: Dell Dell KM632 ...
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USB audio does not work, can not connect to an output

I try to connect a usb dac in Ubuntu 14.04. I can not connect to one off the cards or outputs? In pulseaudio volume I only have the option of analog or SPDIF and not usb. I set the volume to 100 % in ...
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I'm running Ubuntu off a USB stick, where are the files stored and do they transfer from computer to computer with the USB

I'm running Ubuntu for my first time on my computer off a USB drive. This computer is windows native. While running Ubuntu, where are the files stored, are they stored on the USB? And if so will the ...
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2/3 USB ports have stopped working on 14.04

I have searched for this the whole day already and I haven't found anything (Though I might just be stupid and the answer is pretty easy, forgive me if so). I have a Lenovo G700 laptop and am running ...
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Pamusb - Can lock on pulling drive; Does't unlock by reinserting

Ok I'm a student and I thought having a USB-Drive to unlock and lock the device would be useful. Including not having to re-enter your password every 5 minutes. So here is what I did. After adding ...
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USB not detected in my vm virtual box? [duplicate]

Hi this is my first question in this forum so i might be not very good with my words also we are programmers so we don't care about words and English grammer. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and i ...
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When running gksudo in my terminal and trying to change file permissions, Nautilus crashes. How can I fix this?

I was trying to save some files to my usb drive and discovered I couldn't do it. So I decided to try to change my file permissions as a user by launching Nautilus as root. To do this I typed in gksudo ...
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How computer installed ubuntu 14.04 share 3G network through Huawei Media Pad Youth 7 connect via usb cable

As mentioned in the title, how computer installed ubuntu 14.04 share 3G network through Huawei Media Pad Youth 7 shared connect via usb cable? I've been searching some tutorial on google, but I can't ...
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Trouble Mounting a USB

I am trying to recover data from a USB for a colleague and am having a few issues. When I run dmesg I get the following [ 940.512202] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk [ 1094.509570] ...
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Sharp 5316e unable to print via usb

I'm trying to make the printer Sharp-5316e USB to work with cups under trusty, the USB device was just mounting on and off, under debian:jessie, the /dev/usb/lp0, is not mounting anymore and has ...
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create startup disk for windows inside linux

I am trying to install Windows on my laptop but Ubuntu is the only OS I have in my house and Ubuntu won't let me turn my external HDD into a Windows Vista installer drive. First I wish to have a ...
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Clone desktop ubuntu on a pendrive to run on another machine

i would like to clone my desktop ubuntu onto a pendrive that could be installed onto another machine with all my settings and files. Is it possible? Thanks.
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My Yeti mic is not recognized

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I plugged in my Yeti usb mic, selected it in my sound settings and recorded in Audacity with no problems. Today, one day later, the mic is no longer listed in the sound settings. ...
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Trouble with USB3 chipset uPD720201

I purchased a USB3 PCIe card with the NEC (Renesas) uPD720201 chipset after reading many reports that the NEC chipsets have excellent support in Linux. I have not been able to get it working at all. ...
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PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection

My problem is with my laptop HP COMPAQ TC4200: I can't get the Wifi to start, even after following advice from the forums. Hardware data: Description: Notebook      Product: HP Compaq TC4200 ...
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Slide Scanner not recognized by Linux Mint Notebooks [closed]

first of all: I'm using Linux Mint 17/Qiana, I guess this is ok, because it is a Ubuntu fork, if not, please redirect me to a better place to ask :) So I am trying to get a slide scanner (Traveller ...
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I want to run my micromax usb dongle in ubuntu 12.04

I want to install micromax 3G Usb dongle in ubuntu 12.04 version, So please tell me all the possible ways, how to do it, Location New Delhi,India Operator Aircel
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How do I install Ubuntu on a USB? [duplicate]

I just want to install the operating system on to a USB and boot into that. The try Ubuntu option isn't what I'm looking for. I always would have to install a driver just to get wifi access and I ...
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Neat Scanner Issues

Is there any way to get support for The Neat Scanner? I would like to use it with virtual machine, but Ubuntu does not see the USB Scanner. Please help.
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Xubuntu 14.04 USB sound card problems

I'm having problems getting a USB sound device from Schiit Audio to work. Goggle found plenty of cases where other people have had problems, but I am past their problems into one of my own. To start ...
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Installing from USB issues

I decided to put Linux on my windows laptop, I used universal USB installer, put Ubuntu version 14.10 on my flash drive, changed the boot order, chose the install Ubuntu option on the screen that ...
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How to spoof a USB device's Product and Vendor ID?

Background to the problem I have a "Canoscan Lide 120" scanner which is by all accounts a minor upgrade to "Canoscan Lide 110" (Same chipset, same specifications, etc.). The device driver for "Lide ...
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How do I boot from the HDD and not the usb? [duplicate]

I replaced Window 8 on my son's Toshiba Satelite laptop with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I used universal USB installer downloaded from pendrivelinux.com to create a usb stick. I installed the os with no ...
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How do i check checksums of USB stick?

Ubuntu 14.04 here. I would like to know how to check the md5, sha1, and sha256 hashes of an ISO "burnt" to a USB stick, using terminal. Is this a valid code? (for example): dd if=/dev/sdc1 bs=1 ...
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Frequent system crashes caused by usb 3g modem

I've been using a 3g usb wireless modem HUAWEI for a long time on my Ubuntu-box (Xubuntu 14.04) for 2 years. Suddenly, it has started to behave in a very strange way. I premise that IT WORKS as ...
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Error booting from usb PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

I am trying to boot a live installation of ElementaryOS Luna distribution which is based on ubuntu 12.10 from usb. I am using windows 7 Ultimate on a TOSHIBA satellite c660 laptop with intel core i5 ...