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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Booting an installed Ubuntu in an USB from Windows 8.1

So I have bought an Asus Transformer Pad T100 and it contains Windows 8.1. It also has a Micro SD card slot that contains a 16GB Micro SD card. So I have installed Ubuntu on the card and now is it ...
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Cisco AM10 USB wireless adapter not recognized on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently updated (and also tried a fresh install) of the most recent Ubuntu OS for my Dell Optiplex. My USB adapter worked fine before the update. Now the adapter is not working / recognized. ...
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Why does USB formatted NTFS in Ubuntu work on Windows 7/8 but not XP?

I formatted my USB drive in Ubuntu's disk utility. When I plug that USB into my PC which has Windows XP on it, it shows the drive as corrupted. That same USB works on Windows 7 and 8, just not with ...
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Does driver exist for Trendnet AC1200 Dual Band Wireless adapter for Ubuntu 14.04 64bit?

I'm new to Ubuntu and was wondering if Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit drivers exist for the Trendnet AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB 3.0 adapter. I tried searching the forums for my specific adapter, but no luck. ...
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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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How can I get Belkin Wireless adapter N450 DB/N600 DB to work on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit?

I am new on this... This is what I get when execute lsusb command: zheko@zheko-FX6800-01e:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 050d:110a Belkin Components ... Any help would be greatly ...
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Mounting USB disks automatically

I run Lubuntu 14.04 (without a display manager). When I connect a USB disk it is not automatically mounted and it doesn't show up in the file manager PCManFM. What daemon do I need to run to enable ...
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USB Keyboard & Mouse Stopped Working (Ubuntu 14 LTS)

I've been using Ubuntu 14 LTS on my work desktop, laptop, and home desktop without any problems. Does anyone know what I can do? What Works: Keyboard on Boot Keyboard in BIOS Keyboard/Mouse on ...
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Connecting PS3 dualshock on Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.13.0-34-generic?

The last entries/queries I can find about PS3 dual shock controller are dealing with older kernel versions. It looks like there may still be a problem with using the PS3 dual shock via USB(or ...
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Using 'dd' command to create bootable USB stick

Why ISO images of some flavours of Ubuntu can be put on USB stick by dd command and boot successfully, while others flavours don't? Moreover it looks like it is dependant of particular USB stick too. ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount ext4 USB Stick as root

I recently formatted my new Sandisk USB Stick with linux from the default FAT32 to ext4. Unfortunatelly, when Thunar Automounts the stick, it is mounted as root and not as the current user, so if I ...
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Installing ubuntu on windows 8.1

Hi I have downloaded the 64 bit off ubuntu ,put it on a USB stick but when I try to boot it up in windows 8.1 it does not give me the option of booting it , help please
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Logitech DiNovo Edge USB Bluetooth keyboard quit working after 12.04lts to 14.04lts upgrade

I noticed this after upgrading my desktop (commodity PC parts) from 12.04lts to 14.04 lts. Upgrade done with updater after bieng notified yesterday that there was a new release available. I've been ...
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Save “apt-get” apps onto a USB

I'm running Ubuntu live off a USB, I do not want to install it though. On the same USB I have a second partition to save files on. How would I save 'apt-get install *' and Software Store apps onto my ...
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using diff to compare a file and a directory

there is probably a simpler way to do this but I ran ls on the /media/user directory with no usb storage plugged in and saved the output to a file and I wanted to use diff to compare the file with a ...
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Force format USB

Maybe you can help me but I'm becoming very doubtful. But I have a Verbatim flash drive (third Verbatim flash drive to do this to be exact and one sandisk all the same problem over the past year) But ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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How do I remove a usb device?

I've got a controller hooked up that is a pain to unplug. It's a steering wheel with pedals and in some applications/games it acts like I'm holding down on a joystick. When I'm in Windows I simply ...
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ifconfig can't see USB wireless

I have a wifi USB dongle which I have previously used on a Raspberry Pi (this it is what it is target at). I am trying to get it working on an Nvidia Jetson TK1, however I am having some problems. ...
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How to make my udev rule work

My USB device keeps changing its number in its name /dev/ttyUSB?. I have seen this and this, and tried to do the same with no luck. gauthier@sobel:/etc/udev/rules.d $ udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm ...
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Problem with ZTE MF193A usb modem in 12.04LTS

Recently I've bought a zte mf 193a data card. It came with the zte driver and application software for windows,linux and mac. I am able to use it in windows but I got trouble in ubuntu(12.04LTS). ...
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Probing a USB device, likely a CAN bus

I have a USB device that is likely a CAN bus and I'm trying to interact with it. I'm wondering if anyone can offer any advice for probing and discovering what services are available. I suppose a good ...
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USB can't read configurations, error -71?

I'm trying to plug a custom development board based on a Beaglebone Black to my Linux PC. The following is the dmesg error I was able to get (running Ubuntu 12.04): [424595.900132] usb 5-2: new ...
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How can I allow anyone to read/write files on a USB stick?

I've got a USB stick which is only used on Ubuntu machines, so is formatted ext4. The users on my machines have various user IDs, which means that a file created by a user on one won't necessarily be ...
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USB dock for 4TB Seagate HDD only works with less then 2.2TB of data

I have one of those Seagate 4TB HD and everything went fine using GPT, I could use it normally without any problem. I used gparted to format and create the partition table as ext4. Everything changed ...
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What is “camera:/” when I connect my Camera to Kubuntu?

Using Kubuntu. When I connect my Camera to the system through an usb cable, a prompt will be shown at the right bottom corner: After clicking "Open with File Manager": Dolphin opens with the ...
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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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Ubunt 12.04 LTS Touch pad no longer working after connecting USB mouse

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 which is configured as a dual boot (Windows 8/ Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) Recently I connected a USB mouse and since the touch pad on the laptop has stopped working with or with ...
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How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?

Wanting to try this unverified answer for this unanswered question, but not without some kind of quick-and-easy backup. Thought copy-and-paste of the /dev/bus/usb/004 folder would do the trick, but ...
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how to install ubuntu from a flash drive?

I asked this in a less than clear way before. Sorry about that. I have read around a bit but nothing seems clear to me or stands out as a how to do this. So I am looking for a how to. this how to ...
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Grub Rescue When USB Stick Not Inserted

Okay, I did something really sly, thinking I knew all the ins and outs. I got a great school laptop with Windows 7 Pro on it. Didn't like it. So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit onto an 8GB flash ...
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Auto-Mount USB drives when plugged in

I have some old USB-drives that sometimes unmount itself but I don't have the time to replace them by better drives so soon. How can I configure Ubuntu 14.04 so it automatically re-mounts the ...
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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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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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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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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: ...