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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What is the workaround for Medtronic Carelink Ubuntu compatibility?

I am taking a wild shot here: I am a type 1 diabetic who is going on the Insulin pump. Unfortunately, the Medtronic Carelink USB device that uploads data from the pump online only has windows ...
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USB Storage Device Automount

Under Ubuntu 10.04 one of the problems which appeared is that USB devices would no longer automatically mount when plugged in. Normally I would get a pop up message asking what application I wanted to ...
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Problem with a DNA sequencer

I have recently obtained the MinION USB genome (DNA) sequencer, which to my disappointment doesn't seem to be working in Ubuntu properly. I'm using the 12.04 release of Ubuntu. The sequencer is ...
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How do I get a PS3 Sixasis Controller working via USB?

I am trying to get a PS3 Sixaxis controller to work with Ubuntu 12.04. The ubuntu wiki page for sixaxis says to install QtSixA, which I did. The issue now is actually using the controller. I installed ...
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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?
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Some devices don't work on 3.0 USB port?

My laptop a HP DV6-1149wm has 2x 3.0 USB, and 2x 2.0 USB ports. Some devices will work fine on both, like flash drives, but some other devices, like my iPod, and my Android phone will not work on my ...
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USB Mouse sleeping after 5 seconds when on battery [duplicate]

My usb mouse sleeps after 5 seconds of inactivity when running on battery power. It wakes uo again when i press any button on the mouse. This is really annoying. I have made lsusb, and I noticed my ...
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Convert bootable USB to ISO file

My laptop comes with a program called "Acer Recovery Management", which allows you to make a bootable recovery USB stick, from which you can boot to recover the computer to its original state. Now, ...
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How do I allow a non-default user to use serial device ttyUSB0?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 system with 2 users: The first was created during the installation The second instead was created after. It belongs to the sudoers group. Now the problem is that when the ...
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Unknown ERROR from Startup Disk Creator

I don't understand this error from the Startup Disk Creator: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/service.py", ...
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Managing Kindle Fire with on 12.04 via Micro-USB

To begin, I have read both Is there a way to get a Kindle Fire to work with 12.04? and How can I transfer files to a Kindle Fire with a Micro-USB cable? My problem is that I am unable to mount my ...
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How to tell if your USB ports support USB 3.0? [duplicate]

I'm a Ubuntu 10.04 user. What's the fastest way to tell if the two USB ports on my computer support USB 3.0? I'm not sure if they're 2.0 or 3.0, and I need to know. Thanks!
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Configure udev to change permissions on USB HID device?

I have a USB scale, a USB HID. Currently, when it is plugged in, the permissions only allow the superuser to access it. How can I configure udev to let anybody access this device? I have the vendor ...
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Alert the user when they unsafely unplug an USB thumb drive

Users repeatedly complain about lost data on USB thumb drives after they unplugged them without unmounting. We run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on our machines. Auto-mounting is enabled. As I am tired of ...
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How to create a live system on usb-drive with persistent changes on disk/hdd

I was trying to install Ubuntu live on a USB-drive with persistent changes. However i wanted to write the changes to HDD instead of USB for various reasons (Performance, Space). I found out, that the ...
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How can I connect my TI-84 Plus calculator with my laptop?

I want to connect my TI-84 Plus to my Ubuntu 11.04 laptop. I use the organelle cables to connect it. The program tilp(2) didn't work or at least it didn't show my TI-84 Plus; I've tried to run it in ...
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How do I create a bootable USB on Ubuntu from Hiren's Boot CD ISO for Windows?

Trying to create a Hiren's BootCD on a USB. Not needing anything else such as a dual boot of Ubuntu and Haren or Window's and Haren. All the programs that I can find to complete this either end up ...
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Laptop USB ports stop working: how to restart them without restarting the PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time The usb ports of my laptop fail for some reason from time to time. This concerns apparently mainly the external mouse ...
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Why don't Etron USB 3.0 controllers/ports work? (Asus P8Z68-V and other motherboards)

I have a new computer with an Asus p8z68-v le + Intel 2500 + 8GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu without any issue but the USB3 (from the mother board - on the back of the computer) don't work. I plug a ...
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Updating TomTom GPS devices?

Has someone succeed in update of tomtom devices on ubuntu ? I tried with an install of Windows XP sp3 in virtualbox PUEL, the device is correctly regognised but when I install new maps files, I have ...
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Ubuntu-touch reverse USB tethering

I'm trying to get internet from my Nexus 4 ubuntu-touch through the usb as described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Android_Tethering (this is for Android) What I cannot accomplish is to ...
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How do I use Unetbootin to make a bootable Windows USB installer?

it says missing bootmngr or something like that. I'm on ubuntu 12.04 or whatever, the newest one using the gparted to format to NTSC and then unetbootin to install the bootloader, and the iso, then ...
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How do I mount my Android phone?

I'm puzzled because my phone used to just appear when I plugged it in. It doesn't anymore and The development options are definitely set to allow USB debugging. The phone is charging via USB but ...
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Why is the error, dd: /dev/rdisk1bs=1m: Operation not supported, popping up while trying to instal ubuntu on usb?

I am trying to install ubuntu onto my flash drive using the instructions from the website, http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx , and after step 8, the terminal asks for ...
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What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu?

What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu? I'm thinking about buying an iPad, but I only have Ubuntu PCs these days (no Windows, no Mac), and I'm nervous that it may be too reliant on the ...
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Using usbdrive as ram in ubuntu

In windows it is possible to use usb flash drive as a virtual ram. I wonder if it is possible to do so in ubuntu? If it is, how could one do it? [Edit]: I mean Ready boost equivallent for ubuntu. I ...
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ralink 148f:7601 wifi adapter installation

I am trying to install ralink wifi adaptor to my desktop ubuntu 14.04 the system is not detecting the wifi. lsusb lists the device as: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I ...
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Logitech USB headset not working on 12.04

I've looked around for answers to this question, But none of them seem to work for my particular problem. Obviously my USB headset isn't working, But I might as well share the scenario. I am running ...
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Is there an application or method to log of data transfers?

My friend asked me for some files that I let him take from my system. I did not see he doing that. Then I was left with a doubt: what extra files or data did he take from my system? I was thinking is ...
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Is there an SD Card diagnostic utility?

Are there any SD Card diagnostic utility programs out there for Ubuntu? I would like to run tests on my SD card to check capacity, write speed etc. I have one for windows but I am looking for a Linux ...
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How to detect an USB device?

I got a scenario, where a software works only when you insert the USB device provided by the software vendor in windows operating system. Im trying to find the content stored in the USB device. In ...
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Slow USB 3.0 speeds

Long time forum forager, first time poster. I bought a Toshiba 500 GB usb 3.0 hard drive last week and instantly ran home to see how fast I could push it. On my desktop (that I built) I was able to ...
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How to enable persistent option in disk creator?

I try to test natty alpha with usb. (my system is 10.04) But when I run disk creator I can not choose the option for persistent creation. Here on screenshots I saw that this is possible. Choosing the ...
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System freezes/unresponsive/unusable when copying large file to USB

Yesterday I was copying a single, 8 GB file to a USB with a slow, 7 MB/s write speed, while my RAM is 3 GB. While copying the system froze, to the point where I couldn't even move the cursor. I ...
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Using a DisplayLink USB video adapter on Ubuntu 12.10

The line of USB video adapters made by DisplayLink has a somewhat sordid history under Linux. In past Ubuntu releases, the process of getting them to work has been somewhat difficult, inspiring a ...
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Automatically sync a folder to a USB when USB is plugged in?

Is there a way to sync a folder to an USB drive when the drive is plugged in? I'd like it to sync, or copy over changes, both ways. I've seen the Back In Time and Unison-GTK applications, but I'd like ...
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How can I transfer files to a Kindle Fire with a Micro-USB cable?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10, and when I connect my Kindle Fire to my computer via micro usb, it is not recognized automatically. Other usb devices, such as my ipod and digital camera, are recognized just ...
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Set up two identical USB printers

I want to hook up 2 USB label printers to one machine, so that each one can have different size labels loaded in it. They are both Zebra 2844 printers. Either one installs and works just fine by ...
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How to distinguish between identical USB-to-serial adapters?

I use a number of identical USB-to-serial adapters with my laptop (Ubuntu 9.10). The adapters are manufactured by Sabrent and are built around a Prolific PL2303 IC, as shown by lsusb: Bus 001 Device ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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Does Ubuntu support USB 1.0?

I have a 16 GB 1.0 USB Stick in titanium with leather bound, which i happen to love. I know it works in Vista (of all things) but in Ubuntu 11.04 (i also have gnome 3, if that may affect, but am ...
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How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? [duplicate]

I have a bootable CD image that I would like to transfer to a USB stick, so that I can boot from it. The Startup-Disk creator doesn't support it. How can I make a bootable USB disk from it? The ISO is ...
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How to execute C++ program whenever a USB flash drive is inserted

I have a C++ program that accesses USB pen drives/flash drives. It works for currently inserted flash drive. A normal C++ program doesn't execute until we run it. But I wanted the program to run ...
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Getting files to/from android phone

I am having trouble to access the filesystem on my phone (it's a samsung / google galaxy nexus). It just worked in previous version of Ubuntu, but now it appears empty whether it is mounted with MTP ...
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USB Audio Device Loopback Through Speakers

I have a USB turntable which when plugged in to my ubuntu 10.10 machine appears in the audio settings as an input device (USB PnP Audio Device Analog Stereo) like a microphone. What I'd like to be ...
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Trying to make file executable on USB, but the permission doesn't “stick” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? I'm using LastPass as my password manager, and I use Sesame for multifactor authentication. On Windows this was ...
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How to auto mount a flash drive with root and read/write/execute privileges

I have an issue with mounting my Flash drive on Ubuntu 10.04 with write privileges. It's currently partitioned as Fat32 with Label KINGSTON but when I insert it into the Laptop it reads it as usb0, ...
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How to make Ubuntu ISO bootable on a USB stick with OSX?

I have a Macbookpro and I'm planning to create a multiple boot. I've already created the necessary partitions and downloaded image file (i386) When I try to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a usb stick [duplicate]

I don't know if anyone ever asked this, but i'm just asking if i can install te whole OS on the usb stick, not just a live test. I mean, make so that the usb acts like a HDD on which ubuntu is ...
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USB tethering from Android 2.3

I used a friend's Android (2.3) phone that allows USB tethering, subheading: "share phone's mobile network with PC." Android lets me set 2 tethering settings, under "USB tethering type": ...