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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sdb Appears in launcher?

Whenever I insert a USB drive into my computer the icon for usb appears, however it also adds an icon for /dev/sdb as well; I can't figure out why. Any thoughts on how to remove this?
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Can not use Wacom Intuos CTL-480 and Touch Tablet on Ubuntu?

I am extremely new to Linux and just recently downloaded Ubuntu to my Chromebook. I really need to install my Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch tablet but the system can not recognize it. I have already ...
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Slow Wifi on Atheros AR9271 aka TL-WN722N

When I use my wifi usb stick (TP-Link TL-WN722N) on Ubuntu 14.04 I only get very low download speeds (around 3,5 Mbit/sec). When I reboot to Windows I get the full 25 Mbit/sec that my internet ...
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How can I run code whenever a USB device is (un)plugged, without requiring root permissions?

I have a script that I wish to run whenever I plug/unplug a mouse or keyboard to my USB port. There is already plenty of documentation on how to configure udev rules to run arbitrary scripts when a ...
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The pernicious USB-stick stall problem. Is it fixed in 14.04?

There's a known bug in Ubuntu that causes the system to freeze when copying files to a external hard drive (see http://unix.stackexchange.com/q/107703/56755 and http://lwn.net/Articles/572911/). I ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from flash drive, pixelated screen [URGENT]

I am booting live booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. At the setup screen (this is the first boot), the screen is very pixelated rendering the software unusable. I am unable to get past the setup ...
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14.04 - USB microphone speaker device not working anymore

I own a PJP-20UR web conference microphone speaker, I have been using this USB device for ages with Linux, Windows, Mac never ever have had any issues with it. Since I upgraded from Ubuntu ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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can't make my usb drive bootable

i'm trying to burn an iso file into my usb drive. i've done this a number of times using 'dd' # dd if=file.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M i never had a problem with this; however this time when i apply ...
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Install grub2-efi bootloader to image after install and before RESTART

I want to install UBUNTU 14.04 on a USB3 32GB sandisk EXREME. I Disconnect internal HDD during install. No problem with install. I Boot installed flash drive on other PC ok My PC is HP DV7 and only ...
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Issue creating bootable USB using dd command

It's a while that I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive with a Windows on it. I first tried with Unebootin unsuccessfully, I reckon the reason is the fact that the last version doesn't support any ...
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lsusb failing when I plug in my build light

Just ran into a very strange problem using Ubuntu 14.04. I am running a build light server and the now when I plug in the build light, it flashes every 10 seconds and my program can't access it (hangs ...
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ubuntu wont pickup my basic phone samsung schr480

when I plug it into my computer with usb cable it doesn’t show up but the phone says its plugged in and it says pc mod I tried to c if try them box picked it up and its not in places or on the desktop ...
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USB ports fail to "enumerate' usb devices

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS My mouse stopped working. All other mice tested in same port weren't working either so I opened tty1 to do some diagnostics and saw ... Aug 4 15:14:30 harveyp kernel: [ ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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How can you burn an ISO image on a USB Flash Drive using K3b? [duplicate]

I'm quite new of Ubuntu... I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and what I want is to burn a Windows ISO image on a USB Flash Drive. Now, using the default Startup Disk Creator, seems that it doesn't recognize ...
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USB thumb drive - why does file transfer speed vary so much?

The thumb drive is FAT32. I often transfer files from the thumb drive to an internal HDD (Ext4). Sometimes, the files are transferred at about 15MB/s. Sometimes, the files are transferred at about ...
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Linux 14.04 ISO package installation not working. Not able to log in with windows 7

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 ISO inside my windows machine. So I downloaded ISO in the USB and extracted the ISO image using Universal USB installer and booted the machine with USB storage device ...
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Cant boot up from an external source anymore , please help…(Totally a different sceenario from the usual cases )

Am a Ubuntu user and quiet good with it, have been using it for like a year. I bought a Packard Bell EasyNote TE laptop , which had Windows 8.1 , I then installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the whole HDD, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MTP error

I am trying to make my new phone (Oneplus One) work with Ubuntu 14.04, Dell Vostro 2520. Here is the output from /var/log/syslog.. [ 489.186871] usb 1-1.1: USB disconnect, device number 10 [ ...
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Suspending with root on USB

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 from a root file system on USB storage. This is not working well, because after wake up from suspend, ext4 will frequently try to write to the root file system ...
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I cant format Sandisk Cruzer Edge USB: Read-Only filesystem

So, I have an old Sandisk Cruzer Edge 4GB USB drive, And I know how to format the usb, so I did what works for all USB drives, first, I used fdisk -l to find my USB's file-system. Heres what came up: ...
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Installing 14.04 via USB GRUB GNU?

Im new to linux and I have created a live usb correctly as documented on the site, and have selected the usb as the primary boot option in my BIOS. The laptop I am trying to install on is an ASUS ...
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Save files and Applications to a Live Ubuntu disk

I was wondering is itpossible and how could one save a document or/and application onto a Live Ubuntu USB? I am on MacBook Air running OS X 10.8.5 I installed Ubuntu onto my USB using unetbootin. ...
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Chromebook and want Linux on a separate USB - possible?

I want to try Linux on my wife's Toshiba 13" Chromebook. I'd prefer not to alter anything on the chromebook itself (as she'll kill me if I mess it up:) Can I install and use Ubunto onto a 32GB USB ...
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Get ubuntu on another computer without internet

I want to get Ubuntu on my other computer that can't get internet, and since it can't get internet, can I download it on my current (this one) and load it on a USB to install it on the other computer? ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 and Keyboard and mouse will not load

I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and now I have to unplug the keyboard and mouse and plug them in after the system is booted. I have a Razer Black Widow keyboard and a Corsair mouse. My system ...
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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Not authorized error message

Whenever I plug in my usb drive I get the message not authorized. I have tried to mount and I still get the error. How can I fix this permanently so that I can plug any usb drive in my computer and it ...
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Chromebook USB Hard drive help

I have linux installed 13.04 Ubuntu running on my Chromebook 14, with a 16 Solid state drive. I'd like to somehow Merge my USB space and my Hard drive space somehow; Is this possible?
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USB GSM/GPRS modem + https in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Neoway M660 GSM/GPRS USB modem. And I have Ubuntu 14.04. Modem is detected as /dev/ttyUSB0. I need to somehow make HTTPS requests to some remote server through that modem. What is the simplest ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 wont boot from BIOS using USB install, am I doing something wrong?

This is my first time messing around with Ubuntu. Ok so I've been at this the last few hours and I'm not sure what's going wrong.. I've downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO twice and confirmed the md5 ...
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USB USR phone compatibility

Is the US Robotics USR019601A USB phone supported in current Ubuntu? It worked under Skype.
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need to use my 4G , wirth my Virgin Mobile USB, only uses 3G, but I want to use my 4G, How do I do it?

I want to use my 4G on my Virgin Mobile USB , BUT I don't know how to with UBUNTU. I put it in and it just starts working. Well sort of I have to click on it to connect, but it is only using the 3G ...
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usb 3.0 ports not working after upgrade to 14.04.1 [duplicate]

After an upgrade to 14.04.1 from 14.04, USB 3.0 ports on my laptop no longer detect USB 2.0 memory sticks, keyboards, mice or modems. However USB 3.0 hard drives are detected and mounted successfully ...
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Shotwell cannot mount device Error 53

I would report this as a bug, but I'm in my 50s and reading the bug reporting requirements would make me a bug specialist and take me about a week to insure I was reporting it properly. I'm an end ...
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USB ports and sound are not working in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I bought satellite C50B P0010 recently. But the USB ports and sound are not working in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. dmesg | tail [ 20.320149] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3 [ ...
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My USB 3.0 port doesn't work

Something is very wrong with usb support on Ubuntu. So, I have 2 USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard, along with 4 USB 2.0 ports and also 2 USB ports on my front panel. USB 3.0 isn't working and running ...
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Create virtual USB Drive from Partition to run Live CD

I'm trying to install android_x86 on a separate partition that was created before installing 14.04. Just for testing experimental reasons, I created a 32gig partition to use as a virtual usb per to ...
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USB peripherals cutting in and out

I keep having issues with all of my USB peripherals. The first issue is with my mouse, it jitters every now and again randomly, its a wireless logitech mouse and I have never had an issue on any ...
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Ubuntu Is No Longer recognizing External Hard Drives

After booting my machine today, Ubuntu 13.10 stopped recognizing my external hard drives. It isn't a hardware error because my keyboard/mouse still work, and I can still mount drives manually. Is ...
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D-Link wireless network usb will not auto-reconnect

D-Link wireless network usb will not auto-reconnect. I'm connecting to a dual band linksys router... the windows computers disconnect also, but they auto-reconnect... So, I'm wondering... is there a ...
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Load .mobileconfig to iPhone from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to create and load *.mobileconfig files (normally created with iPhone Configuration Utility) onto an iOS devices via USB cable. I am having 2 problems. I can't ...
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How can I make my USB - TTL Converter work>

I have recently bought this USB to TTL serial converter cable on Amazon. I just bought it to get free postage and thought I would use it with my Raspberry Pi. This adafruit tutorial says to use ...
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I want to disable USB storage but usb mouse keyboard and datacard should work in any version of ubuntu

I want to disable USB storage but usb mouse keyboard and datacard should work in any version of ubuntu like ubuntu 12.04 or ubuntu 13.10 Thanks & Regards Rohit
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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External HDD not recognized

I just installed 14.04 on a new computer, and attached my old SATA 500GB HDD via USB external enclosure, but it isn't recognized. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Even GParted doesn't see the ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu.com as an ISO-file. Then I transferred this ISO-file to an 8 GB USB stick using usb-create-kde application. But when I try to boot up using this iso-file I do ...
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How do I get GRUB to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Problems booting for installation

When I attempt to boot from a USB all I see is a text line at the top of the screen that states: "SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (C) 1994-2013 H. Peter Anvin et al" Laptop is Windows 7 (64 ...