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 ports, DVD drive, SD slot not mounting

The other day my Ubuntu 12.04 system was working fine. I could put in a flash drive and move files back and forth. I put in a CD and Ubuntu prompted me what to do. After turning on my computer and ...
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USB not recognized in Virtualbox - Ubuntu 12.04 Host - Windows 7 Guest

I have Ubuntu 12.04 host and cannot detect usb devices on windows 7 guest on virtualbox (guest-addon is installed), though I configured vboxusers group and enabled it for my user account and still ...
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Accton SMCWUSB-G 802.11bg Wireless adapter does not initialize

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows. If I shutdown my PC, and then turn on and boot in Ubuntu, my USB wireless adapter does not initialize. I currently have 2 workaround: Unplug USB adapter, then plug ...
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Unable to boot from Live USB on Dell Inspiron N7110

I bought a Dell Inspiron N7110 and wanted to try Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit LiveUSB on it. I managed to boot from the USB, for a while (I saw the Ubuntu circle at the bottom of the screen), but then I only ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cant detect USB mouse

I recently installed Ubuntu and lately seem to be having a problem operating my usb mouse from it. kj@kj-SVE15115ENW:~$ xsetpointer -l | grep Pointer 2: "Virtual core pointer" [XPointer] 4: ...
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weird language/ charictors after while booting

when I try to boot from my USB I get these strange characters instead of the dell logo screen: Raikra 'isks kr kphar ia 'ia* prass ajy kay pk rasparp It seems to ask to press a key, and when I put ...
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USB Devices stopped working on laptop

A few days back, all USBs stopped working. If a mouse is plugged in, it lights up but that's it. If I plug in a flash drive I get the following messages in dmesg: [ 112.117019] usb 2-1.3: new ...
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Ubuntu Touch - USB serial drivers/modules

I have a BQ Aquarius E4.5 and would like to connect it to various peripherals so I can use it for remote monitoring/telemetry. This would be easy to do if I could get a USB serial adapter to work. I ...
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External USB Numeric Keypad not working

I have just had an USB numpad to use with my Xubuntu 15.04 The pad has a "Num lock" button with the LED going on/off when pressed, but the number (0-9) or sign (.+-/*, ENTER, TAB) keys don't produce ...
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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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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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USB Toshiba (16Gb) not recognized

I have a 16Gb USB and when I connect it to my computer nothing happens. I tried to find my usb using fdisk -l but it doesn't appear I tried also blkid but it doesn't appear neither I've used also ...
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Can Ubuntu work with a Belkin N150 Wireless USB Adapter out of the box?

I don't have Wi-Fi on my motherboard, so I'll need Ubuntu to support a wireless N150 USB adapter to connect to the router. Can Ubuntu 15.04 support this out of the box (without a need for updating?) ...
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USB 1-5 string descriptor 0 read error: -22

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 on my Acer aspire V15 and everytime I boot my system up I get the error mentioned above for about 10-20 seconds then another black screen with some writing then it boots ...
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How to check what devices are conncted to serial port

When I am trying to program my Arduino and try to flash the code, I get outputs like avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: ...
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Connecting Huawei R207 on Ubuntu 14 via USB

Has anyone tried to connect the Huawei R207 (Broadband device) via USB to Ubuntu 14? When I connect the device to USB, Ubuntu recognizes it as a hard drive. I eject the drive using right click. It ...
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New Ubuntu install, initramfs

I've only really used Debian and Debian variants before and then only on either a virtual box or raspberry Pi. I'm trying to install the server variant of Ubuntu onto a Samsung N150 plus netbook (1GB ...
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USB number pad won't work

Last week I recycled my fiance's 2011 Macbook Pro 13.3 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto it. I need a numerical number pad for work so I picked up this from Office Depot. When I run lsusb it shows up as ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB Stick on my PC - Black screen - But boots on another PC

My PC is running Ubuntu and Windows. Now I installed Ubuntu from a CD on my PC to a USB Stick successfully. I went to another PC and I could boot to Ubuntu from it (grub menu was showing) and ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without GRUB

I have a very odd setup and I would like to upgrade my Ubuntu installation while maintaining this setup. Here's the situation: My actual HDD (let's call it "sda") has a Windows installation on it, ...
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remapping CapsLock to Control when using a PS2-to-USB adapter?

The setup: I'm trying to remap the CapsLock key to be Control when using my Model M keyboard (with trackpoint) with a PS2-to-USB adaptor. The problem: if the now-remapped control key stays pressed ...
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Ubuntu Won't Install to older Netbook from USB

I have an older HP Mini 1000 netbook that originally came with Windows 7 Starter. We replaced that with a standard version of Win7 to gain access to more features, but once the OS became too big for ...
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Hard Drives in Startech Enclosure Are Not Recognized

Issue 1 With Computer 1(Running Ubuntu 12.0.4)? I have 8 external hard drives of varying sizes from different manufactureres that are formatted as either ntfs/ext4. We purchased a Startech 8-bay ...
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How to share internet from iPad to Ubuntu via USB cable

How to share the internet of my iPad Air with my Ubuntu PC? On the iPad I navigate to: Settings -> Personal Hotspot, there it displays: TO CONNECT USING USB 1 . Plug iPad into your computer ...
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Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 15.04 message [3.877375] ACPI PCC probe failed.starting version 219.error opening USB device 'descriptors' file

Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 15.04 message: [3.877375] ACPI PCC probe failed. starting version 219. error opening USB device 'descriptors' file. I managed to boot in safe mode. My laptop is ...
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Trouble accessing BQ Ubuntu Phone on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone. For a class project, I need to perform a simple forensics analysis on it. However, I am having trouble accessing the device from a computer (both Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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WACOM Tablet will only work if plugged in USB at boot time

This is on UBUNTU 14.04 LTS If I plug my WACOM (Intuos4 PTK-440) into USB AFTER I boot or if I unplug and replug, without booting, the tablet does not respond. YET I do get : $ lsusb Bus 003 Device ...
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AutoFS with NTFS not mounting

I've dabbled a bit into getting rid of udev for mounting ntfs usb-sticks at boot time and when hotplugging because it seems to have troubles with fuseblk when using systemd. Since usbdisk is not a ...
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Ubuntu USB install hangs at purple loading screen on HP Pavillion x360

I've been trying to install the latest 15.04 Ubuntu on my laptop through a usb installation, but whenever I try the "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" prompts, the screen hangs at a loading screen ...
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wifi connection and USB data modem together

I want to connect my laptop to a camera's wifi... and transfer pics to the laptop... (no problem so far...) Then I want to use the laptop, via a USB CELL data modem, to capture a selected pic, and ...
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Cannot scan after plugging USB scanner into running system, reboot required

I am using an Epson Photo Perfection scanner with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have installed the Linux drivers successfully but I still have the following annoying problem. I cannot use the scanner when ...
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Usb Mouse not working in Ubuntu Ubuntu 14

Recently I am facing problem with my USB mouse. Sometimes it works sometimes it not works with a reboot. A result of lsusb is below : Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. ...
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Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive

From the title, my question probably sounds very similar to old questions but as far as I can tell it is not. I've looked through many of those questions and have not found an answer to my complete ...
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Gaming mouse cause half minute freeze during boot

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS. My USB Corsair M65 Gaming Mouse causes PC to freeze for 30s at login screen. During this time, I cannot type and there is not mouse pointer. The same effect ...
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RENESAS uPD720201/uPD720202 USB3.0 PCI-E Card Not Detected

I have the same issue as here, lspci doesn't show it. dmidecode says the PCIE x1 slot (the only PCIE x1 slot on my mother board) is available (i.e. doesn't say its in use). The card is ...
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Arduino nano doesn't connect correctly on boot up

I have an Arduino Nano connected to my PC that does some basic home automation stuff, and it works nicely. Except that sometimes on bootup, the USB device isn't connected successfully. Unplugging and ...
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Computer with Ubuntu won't shut down with USB peripherals plugged in

I have quite low-quality USB 2.0 hub with additional power supply which I use to plug in peripherals like keyboard and laptop cooler. When I click on Ubuntu top bar and choose "Shut Down..." option ...
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RDP-client with customizability

I need to connect from a Thin Client to a Windows server 2003, for a remote desktop session. The thin client will run Ubuntu 14, but I'll need a RDP-client that supports USB-passthrough, smart-card, ...
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How do I make firefox hello recognize my usb webcam?

I have a labtec usb webcam. It works well with cheese. It doesn't work with firefox hello. lsusb output Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2626 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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Ubuntu installation usb strange behavior on laptop

I seem to be having difficulties trying to install Ubuntu on this computer. For reference, it's a "new" (never used) Crucial M500 220GB onto an Asus Q501la. Here is what it gives me when I try to ...
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USB ethernet not being redetected after unplugging

I have a USB Ethernet adapter for an Ubuntu 14.10 laptop. When I turn on my computer while it's plugged in it gets detected fine and I'm able to access the internet. The thing just works. However ...
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Change permissions inside USB drive to execute shell script

I have read multiple other answers on here to no avail. Clearly chmod and chown are not applicable here. Here's the problem: I have a USB drive for school in which I have a folder for my programming ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect my usb interface

I'm having trouble trying to make a M-Audio Fast Track MKII work in Ubuntu 14.04 I got a dell inspiron pc with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 installed with low latency kernel, and tweaked for audio and music ...
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FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N v2 under ubuntu 14.10 possible?

Edit April 7, 2015: Meanwhile I installed a mainline kernel, which works fine most of the time. After suspends, however, it often fails to reconnect, also, the number of failures increases if I ...
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bash script to cd into an USB device

i am creating a simple updater for a program which will be ran on an Odroid C1 with Ubuntu 14.04 Server.. Preamble 1) i want the updater.run downloaded from my server and placed into an USB; then ...
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Installing Ubuntu server 12.04 - usb is set as primary device

I'm trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 from usb. In bios, I'm setting usb as first to boot and then follow steps from How do I install Ubuntu Server (step-by-step). But when it comes to installing ...
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usb audio interface not recognized by alsa

after reading a lot of recommendations I finally bought a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and installed ubuntu studio. I am running unbuntu 14.04 on a amd64 desktop. $ uname -rvi 3.13.0-46-generic #76-Ubuntu ...
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Lifespan a flash drive running Ubuntu?

My question is: Can anybody point me to a documented case of a flash drive dying from running Ubuntu? People talk about the dangers and urge cautions, but I have researched on the internet and asked ...
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How can I use a live USB for my Macbook Pro 1,1?

I have made a live USB version of both 10.04 and 13.10 using both Unetbooting, dd , and startupdiskcreator, but it cannot locate any of them. PLEASE HELP