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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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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Bluetooth controller connects/disconnects spamming system logs

I'm running one of the new Broadwell NUCs under 15.04. Bluetooth has been "fine" for the last few weeks (didn't use it beyong testing it with a BT mouse). Yesterday I started seeing continuous spam ...
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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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Problem about detecting and mounting devices

The device I want to mount is Nokia 130. lsusb or lsblk cannot find it, but dmesg will, some part of the output is following: [30415.272150] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd ...
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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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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
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Initialize USB keyboard attached while suspended

I have a laptop that I sometimes want to use with separate peripherals; external monitor, external keyboard and external mouse. When in this mode, I want to keep the laptop closed and tucked away (as ...
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Canon printer MP630 no longer works after installing Ubuntu 14.10 - 64 bit

I have used a Canon MP630 with Ubuntu for the past 4 years connected with USB. However, after installing Ubuntu 14.10 - 64 I cannot not get it going any more. I have trawled the sites and tried many ...
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UNetbootin on 32GB USB 3 Stick

I run a windows 7 machine, and use UNetbootin to create Ubuntu bootable live USB keys. I have 1 key in particular that I would like to use entirely as a live Ubuntu key, so I can install some apps, ...
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USB Sound Card not detecting microphone

I don't know why my USB sound card won't work on my Ubuntu 14.04. I mean I can hear sound from my headset but my problem is the microphone. Whenever I tried to record my voice, there was nothing being ...
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USB Device Issues - ongoing enumeration

Since I want to run a custom driver I have a custom Kernel running (3.13.11). Recently I tried to build the 3.18 series. Since I failed to find the Ubuntu patches I build a vanilla version. I tried ...
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After I Select: 'Start or Install Ubuntu' or wait the 5 secs for auto installation the computer stalls

Hi I am trying to install ubuntu on an old dell computer using a usb stick. After I Select: 'Start or Install Ubuntu' or wait the 5 secs for auto installation the computer stalls. I gather getting ...
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USB hard disk automounts with additional audio disc

I have 3 external hard drives, and whenever I plug any of them in, an additional 'audio disc' shows up in the launcher and file browsers. In the launcher and Dolphin it does nothing when clicked; in ...
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Bluetooth Socket Program: connect: Host is down

I am trying to test rfcomm_server.c and rfcomm_client.c (from the link https://github.com/balle/bluetooth-snippets) on my new Bluetooth dongle. When I run rfcomm_client, it exits on connect giving ...
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lenovo laptop not recognizing many usb device?

my new lenovo b40-70 laptop is acting weird sometime it recognizes some of the devices sometime it do not like case 1 : lusb output : Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ...
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USB Boot Error--Mac

When booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a 16GB USB on a Macbook Pro 13", early 2011, a black screen shows up suggesting that a version 2.x beta is the version running on my machine. I performed a flawless ...
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TomTom not recognised in W7 VM after upgrade to 14.10 (VMM)

Since the upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10, my W7 VM does not longer recognise my TomTom. I am very dependant on my TT, so it is an absolute neccessity for me to be able to update it. Before the update ...
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Why won't my USB headset show up in `lsusb` or `dmesg`?

I was given a Turtle Beach XL1 headset for Christmas. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to work. On the Windows machine I tried it on, you plug in the USB cable and it works. Not much setup ...
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over-current issue with USB 2.0 ports

My system (on Ubuntu 14.04) is no longer shutting down/restarting/suspending since a problem with all usb 2.0 ports occurred. (all of a sudden all usb 2.0 were without power. Luckily, the usb 3.0 ...
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Ubuntu USB installation does not boot on a Dell Inspirion N5010

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive (WD Elements, 1TB) from my desktop PC. The boot loader is installed on the USB HD, too, and it boots with no problems from that PC. I've tested it on a ...
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No usb, network and recognized vga after 14.04 installation

First I'd like to point out, I found some similar questions for my issu, but I cannot comment on them due to restrictions, so I had to create a new one. I've returned to try ubuntu after several ...
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brother mfc 7360n scaner and ubuntu 14.04

so i run ubuntu 14.04 i386 on a new box. and my old printer/scaner that used to work isnt fully working now. printer is working fine. scaner isnt working. even after going over many documentry and ...
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Doesn't recognize BT400 bluetooth dongle

I have an Asus BT400 adapter which works fine on Windows in my dual-boot system but is not even recognized by lsusb in Ubuntu 14.04. I got it working once a few weeks ago, but it doesn't work now and ...