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 Install an Application that is on one Computer on Another

I have two laptops running Ubuntu. One of these laptops has StarCraft Brood War installed on it, and the other does not. I seem to have misplaced my StarCraft disk, so I cannot install it normally on ...
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Two factor authentication with password and USB Device for PostgreSQL server

I'm going to setup 2 factor authentication for my database server. I'm using PostgreSQL 9.4 DBMS on Ubuntu 14.10. I need to force two authentication methods for my database server. The authentication ...
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Wacom Bamboo USB (CTH-301) not working on Ubuntu 15.04

Just bought a Wacom Bamboo. Did try and search to see if people where having trouble using this device under Linux and my results where positive. My luck that device is slightly changed and no longer ...
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Can't copy file to usb

I can not copy a file to a USB flash drive (tested with two Transcend flash drives). I tried to copy using Nautilus, Thunar and terminal cp. After copying the file is displayed on the flash drive, but ...
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State of USB-Host on Ubuntu Touch port on Nexus 4

I am thinking of either buy the BQ E5 or to reactivate my old Nexus 4 and flash it with Ubuntu Touch. The last time I did that (2 years ago) there has been an issue with the USB Host mode, so it was ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 with USB

controller found and freeze I am trying to install ubuntu to my old mac. I have portioned the Memory and added the ubuntu.dmg to the USB Drive. I have tried both Ubuntu 64 and 32 bit, and so far both ...
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usb ethernet cable

Does anyone know how to connect a ubuntu laptop to the internet via USB and ethernet? I tried to connect my Sony vaio laptop to the internet via an ordinary USB-ethernet-cable but it turns out I (and ...
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USB Keyboard Stopped Working After Update

I use a Kinesis Advantage USB keyboard with my Lenovo X230 laptop. It worked fine until yesterday when I updated my system. I have tested the keyboard with another laptop -- it works fine. I also ...
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Scopes reboot non stop, language of the system is changed, computer can't open the peripheral

I got a problem with my ubuntu touch phone (aquaris E4.5). Today there was an update, I thought it was the OTA-4 but checking the parameters it was display ubuntu 14.10 (r22). Everything worked ...
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Is there a way to debug install problems?

I have seen lots of people having the same issue as I am. I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I am trying to install ubuntu/elememtary OS/Linux Mint along side it, using a USB stick. My ...
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totally portable ubuntu installation on flash drive? [duplicate]

is it possible to install ubuntu on a flash drive so that i can essentially plug it into any computer and have my desktop, software and files there ready and waiting for me and doesn't leave anything ...
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Wireless mouse shows up on lsusb and dmesg but does not work

This is a weird scenario, but I was using my mouse just fine yesterday, and today it won't work. I have a laptop that I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu with, and my mouse is a wireless 2.4GHz Mazer ...
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Galaxy s4 usb debugging

I want use my galaxy s4 for debbuging but it not connected to kubuntu 14.04 I enable usb debugging on developer options , but nothing happoens. Try plug and unplug. I try with other phones galaxy s5 ...
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Canon CanoScan LiDE 25 Ubuntu 14.04 lts Failed to Scan

I am attempting to get any scanner to work on Ubuntu 14.04 lts. I'm currently attempting to run a Canon CanoScan LiDE 25. I have tried both XSane and Simple Scan. I've tried running from Terminal with ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after runing ubuntu from flash drive

I have been trying out using a usb to boot lunix and it worked but now I can not boot into windows 7 it gives me the error "This is not a bootable disk Please insert a floppy and press any key..." I ...
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ISO writing to USB doesn't seem to work, how come?

I've been trying several times to burn an ISO file to my USB, even with Unetbootin, on Ubuntu it doesn't seem to work at all, how come when I download the software that it suggests me to use, and it ...
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Moto G not charging when connected via usb

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet). When I connect my phone to the computer via the usb cable I cannot get the phone to charge. I could do data transfer and access the internal storage but just ...
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FAIL: bootable ubuntu USB windows 8.1

The boot works fine on desktops so I know it is fine. But I need it on my laptop. I have disabled secure boot, and enabled legacy booting. My BIOS doesn't have aquick boot option to disable . I get ...
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automounting in ro mode (or with any options) ntfs partitions fails

It seems that it has been more than a year since this bug has been fixed: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180663 When can we expect an update in the Ubuntu distros. I spent about half a ...
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USB 2.0 port not working

And that goes for every of mine External HDDs, USB 3.0 ports are working fine. When I connect mouse receiver in it (2.0), it's working fine. lsusb output when connected to usb 2.0: Bus 002 Device ...
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Weird bug with 1.1 usb hub after last Ubuntu 14.04 update in 20150606

I'm using Kubuntu Trusty LTS (32 Bit). uname -a: Linux xxxxxxxx-netbook 3.13.0-53-generic #89-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 20 10:34:28 UTC 2015 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux I've updated several packages, here ...
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How to get Ubuntu to run off a usb stick on RAM?

It's easy to put the iso on a usb stick to either install on a hard drive or 'try' it out. But just trying the latest distro even running on a usb3 stick takes forever to test run. And once there, you ...
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Etekcity wireless adapter causes my laptop to freeze

I have this network adapter and when I plug it into my laptop, it freezes and I have to hard shutdown. I've tried it in another laptop, which also had 14.04 and it worked there. Does anyone know ...
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A good program to make Live USB? [duplicate]

I have a few distros ISOs and I want to test them in a Live flash drive. They are Arch Linux, Damn Small Linux, Linux Lite, Porteus, Lubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.10. I can use Boot Disk Creator ...
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Startup options hidden when attempting to boot ubuntu from disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB alongside windows 7. The USB definitely works as I was able to install Ubuntu onto a laptop with the same USB with no issues. When I start up my PC ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS won't install from live USB

I have an Acer Aspire 5349 laptop and have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I used linux live usb creator and mounted the .iso to the pendrive and I set my laptop to boot first from the usb ...
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I can't open programs on flash drive

There is a "start linux 64 bit" application in a file folder for a PGP encryption program I installed. When I try to run it it says: Oops! There was a problem running this software. Unable to locate ...
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How do you reinstall Ubuntu? [duplicate]

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuReinstallation I don't know how to open the Installer to get those options. Also I don't have a CD drive.
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No configuration file found - Live USB error

I created a bootable flash drive with ubuntu 14.04 desktop, using the instructions from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows However, I got this message when ...
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Just installed 14.04.2 LTS, USB mouse not co-operating

Done quite a bit of digging around, and as someone who is completely new to Linux this is driving me crazy. Just decided to duel-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1, with the intention of Ubuntu being my ...
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Drivers written to Access internet through AT Command Based Devices

USB dongles, GSM ICs use "AT" commands for configuration as well as to control their operation. Such commands have the ability to control power as well as send SMS, connect to internet via LTE,GPRS or ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 recognizes, but does not show the USB stick

I have a problem when connecting my pen drive in Ubuntu 14.10. I've already tested the two USB ports (2.0 and 3.0), and ubuntu recognizes, however shows no window / option to show me what's in the pen ...
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ZTE HSUPA USB Stick on Kubuntu

I have ZTE Model MF 190 HSUPA USB stick. On my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop it detected it first time. I configured it and it worked. On my Kubuntu 14.10 desktop it does not. lsusb displays the device as ...
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Issues with Unattended Ubuntu Installl from USB

*****UPDATE: I have now implemented a hack which solves this problem. I am still looking for help as I don't really consider the hack a solution. I booted shell (alt+f4) once the computer hung-up on ...
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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition not mounting as USB drive

My Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition arrived this week and I'm figuring out how to use it. One big problem is that I can't mount it as a USB drive to copy over data. My computer is a MacBook running ...
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Automount All USBs in Virtualbox

I want to have a way to have Ubuntu boot automatically into a VirtualBox VM. I have figured that out, however it does not automount a USB drive. I have tried using udev (automount usb in ubuntu 12.04 ...
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RTL8188CUS Wireless dongle perpetually connecting but never connected

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.04 with no Internet access, my WiFi dongle has been assigned an rtl8171 module although it is apparently using a generic driver. I can enter my WiFi password, but then ...
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UDEV rules for FTDI not completely working

I know this question has been asked many times but I cannot make it work. I have a FTDI serial-usb converter. I have generated 10-fhss-usb.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/: SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ...
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External Hard Drive Repeatedly Connecting

My external hard drive (Seagate 2 TB) keeps disconnecting momentarily and reconnecting. Since it causes nautilus to open each time it reconnects, leaving my computer on overnight has caused system ...
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Formatted hard drive. No OS, and not booting from USB

I installed fedora initially, dual booting with windows 8, then because of grub problem I am only able to boot into fedora and not into windows 8; While fixing grub I found that some problem with ...
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Password popup on USB unplug/replug “Authentication is required to change your own user data”

After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 when I unplug and re-plug a USB mouse (or switch keyboard/monitor/mouse with a KVM switch.) an authentication popup dialog appears asking for my password saying ...
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How can I stop my controller from moving my mouse?

This is the adapter which I am trying to get working: Amazon - Mayflash Wii U Pro Controller usb adapter This adapter has two modes, an xbox input mode and a generic hid mode. The xbox mode works fine ...
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How to Mount a USB on a Pushed Unbuntu Image from the server [on hold]

I have some HP Chromeboxes that boot with PXE to get an IP from the Unbuntu Server. I would like to have those HP Chromeboxes be able to mouont a FlashDrive. How can I make this Happen?
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Unattended Ubuntu Install on USB

I need an unattended install of Ubuntu that runs off of a USB stick. The resolution to this question How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu? solves the issue for a cd and works ...
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no boot options [duplicate]

I am running on Ubuntu (I was on W8 before), but I need to go back to Windows. I'm trying to boot from a live-DVD and a FlashDrive, but without luck. Ubuntu doesn't give me any boot option. If I ...
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My mouse does not work

I have a Silvertec Optical Mouse Model:GM02. It does not work after boot. I tried to run this command after boot: $ xsetpointer -l | grep Pointer I get these results: 2: "Virtual core pointer" ...
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Execute Script when Android Phone is connected to specified/selected USB Port

I´m having some trouble with my udev rule. At the moment, I had my udev rule setup to execute a script whenever a Android phone is connected to any USB port on the computer. But I don´t want the ...
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fingerprint sensing device, driver installed, still not detected

I am developing a website for which I need users to login with their fingerprints. Hence, I recently acquired a fingerprint sensing device (Fingkey Hamster DX). But the problem is that I am not able ...
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“Not all updates can be installed” What to do?

Well because of this my PC has not been updated for months! It is even not detecting the pen drive! :( Whensudo apt-get update! Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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Dell T7400 Wont boot ubuntu

Anyone Ubuntu server 14.04 I have Dell Precision T7400 with onboard SAS controller. After installing ubuntu from "LinuxLive USB" USB drive, the machine freezes at the boot screen. I dont get ...