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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MTP Won't Work With Newer Ubuntu

I have a Philips GoGear Vibe 4 GB, set to MTP mode, as it's always been. This works fine with older versions of Ubuntu and works fine with Windows, but doesn't work with newer versions of Ubuntu. ...
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bluetooth dongle not paring

My audio speaker is detected by the bluetooth dongle (brand integral) but it fail to pair. Note, it's OK with another usb dongle brand. The dongle is delivered with windows drivers CD, can i install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Takes Me Back to the Install Screen After Installing Via USB

Basically, I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit), and attempted to install it via my flash drive. I followed the instructions here, but after rebooting when prompted to, I was taken back to the ...
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How do I install a Realtek Wireless-N USB Adapter on my Linux OS laptop

I just bought a Realtek wireless-n usb adapter and I'm having problems installing it to my Linux OS laptop. It will not run the setup.exe. It is a Ultra-Mini USB Wireless Lan 802.11N Adapter - 1T1R ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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Will USB 3.0 video adapter work with Ubuntu?

I am thinking about buying a USB 3.0 video adapter (like those) to use with my laptop, when it is docked in a docking station. Docking station only has one video output (DisplayPort), but maybe I ...
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Lubuntu - Disable “Removable media is inserted” window

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my Intel Nuc, together with XBMC to create a home theater PC and encountered a small problem while I inserted a USB stick into the HTPC. It seems that the default "a ...
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SMCWUSBS-N3 Ralink RT3070 disconnected wifi

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 64bits, and this wireless pen to connect to the internet. I've tryied to update de driver from RT2870 to RT3070, downloading the latest linux drivers from SMC website. After ...
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How to Access Ubuntu Files From Bootable USB “Try Ubuntu” Section

Few hours ago I have tried to open my pc but I got error called "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" please restart pc, after little research I thought that I should create bootable Ubuntu USB and access my ubuntu ...
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My ps3 controller stopped working 2 days ago

I used to use my ps3 controller to play games, and a couple of days ago it stopped working. I get this message during boot up (after BIOS): [ (some numers)] sony 0003.054c.(more numbers): can't set ...
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USB 2.0 ports don't work on Sony VAIO S series laptop

I have a Sony VAIO S-series laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My USB 3.0 port works but my two USB 2.0 ports do not work. I've read through this thread but could not find a solution to my problem. All ...
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USB not showing up as boot option

I just bought an Asus X551 that came with Windows DOS which I'm not familiar with. I had installed ubuntu on my former laptop but I did it on windows 7. I followed the instructions I found and created ...
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Use Ubuntu CD to Boot from USB Drive?

I have a bootable CD containing Ubuntu 14.04 Server and a bootable USB drive containing the operating system I want to install. The problem is, my PC does not support the option to boot from USB. It ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my HP Mini 210-1010

I have no external drive, but I do have a USB. I have tried all versions of Ubuntu, yet I still keep getting the blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I use Unetbootin on my ...
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Can't open USB stick [duplicate]

When I put my USB in my laptop I get the following error, on the USB is some data what I must have is there a way to get this?
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The device is locked. Enter the passcode

I sometimes plug my iPhone to my Ubuntu laptop just to charge it. I'm not trying to sync or anything, just charge. I get the message "The device '...' is locked. Enter the passcode on the device and ...
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Nothing is being saved after I logout each time

I just downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 version of Linux and I feel really dumb. I am booting from a usb. Every time I shut my computer down it doesn't save anything that I had downloaded or any of my ...
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Kernel panic after installing a driver with ndiswrapper

So during my quest to get TL-WN821N, I got stopped by this problem.. I installed all the ndiswrapper programs with sudo apt-get install. They were, commons, utils-1.9, source, gtk and something else ...
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PL2303 attached to ttyUSB0 -> Change it to ttyS*?

I want to read the single status lines (txd, dtr, ...) of a PL2303 USB2RS232 converter with statserial. I already attached my PL2303 to the ttyUSB0 port. But to read the data, I need the command ...
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I need a portable OS on USB that can save document changes to the USB

I am trying to help a charity that has workers in Nepal. They have received a bunch of old laptops with out hard drives. Is it possible to create a USB with Ubuntu as a bootable operating system and ...
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What will happen if I bump the USB drive Ubuntu is running from?

I am considering creating a Live Ubuntu USB drive and running Ubuntu just from it. So, what bad things would happen if I was running Ubuntu and doing stuff and my flash drive got bumped out of ...
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3 Modems HUAWEI E220 - Finding diferent data to make permanent USB Ports

I Have 3 Modems Huawei E220 USB connected on the same hub in the back USB Motherboard Ports. After they are connected they work very well - no conflicts. When I restart the system, all USB ports ...
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Can't mount a USB pen drive

It's 4 GB USB pen drive. Formatted NTFS. USB2. Works fine on windows on the same computer (and others). It has the contents of a windows xp installation disc. ...I just cannot mount it. When I ...
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Pre-bundle software on my ubuntu USB boot stick

Is it possible to pre-bundle software on an USB-boot stick so that it installs automatically when formatting the computer? I have a computer that is going to be donated to the student communtity ...
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Problems connecting to Bluetooth headset - 14.04

I've read carefully This post but still have problems to connect to one of my Bluetooth headset. I have two bluetooth headsets (SHB71150 from philips, and WeSC Piston along with two bluetooth dongles ...
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Virtualbox does not detect USB-Stick

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and just installed the latest Virtualbox 4.3 to use Windows 7. As explained here : Set up Usb-stick for Virtualbox ; I added myself to the vboxusers and also installed the ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 from Restore Drive - Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Aspire E1-510P-4614, So I have created a USB Recovery Drive using Windows 8.1 Am I able to install Ubuntu (Erase it all) and in the future, restore my Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - I/O error during USB installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2 and I installed the 64-bit version. I want to put Ubuntu on my mom's laptop. We already had Ubuntu on it (v 14.04) but it was ...
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Auto-mount usb drive on chromebook to use with dropbox

I have replaced Chrome OS on my Acer C720 with Ubuntu 14.04, so far I'm quite happy besides the limited local storage capasity. To remedy this I have bought a 32 GB USB Drive (SanDisk Cruzer Fit) and ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Windows 8?

I own HP J110TX Laptop running Windows 8 on it. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side windows. I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386 iso. I tried creating bootable USB drive through ...
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Made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised system. How to make sure the usb isn't compromised and how to securely reinstall ubuntu

I finally made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised ubuntu desktop laptop. Startup disk creator told me the usb was 7.2 gb, instead 7.8 gb and I believe the original hack involved my flash drive. Is ...
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usb keyboard doesn't work in initrd shell

I'm working on a custom initrd that I'm netbooting and need to break into a shell. Unfortunately the USB keyboard doesn't work once it breaks into the shell. It does however work when I netboot it ...
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USB ports don't work during installation.

I am a new user and I have Windows 7. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10, I have done it before with success, but my keyboard, mouse and wifi antenna weren't working. They are all connected in USB ports. ...
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Are Toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

1) Are toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? 2) Can they be made into ubuntu live USBs? 3) Are they compatible with other linux distros?
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Unable to access Windows files running Ubuntu from a USB drive

My 8.1 stuffed up! It doesn't load Windows and instead keeps saying Windows is repairing the problem and will restart. It keeps on restarting time and time again. So I've mounted the latest version ...
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Asus laptop and faulty USB 3.0

I have weir issue with my asus laptop in have only one usb3.0 and it works, sometimes.. sometimes it just dies. $ dmesg | grep xhci_hcd [ 1.488284] xhci_hcd 0000:04:00.0: xHCI Host Controller [ ...
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Strange USB (phone) behavior

I have 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron laptop, and it behaves very strangely when I plug my Samsung Galaxy SII phone into it. When I connect the phone, I get three dialog boxes, one says "Unable to mount ...
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how to factory reset a usb?

How do you factory reset a usb? I have a hp 4gb usb that seems like it has a messed up partition table and ubuntu isn't recognizing all the space. I've tried formatting it in disks. That doesn't ...
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serial redirect from 12.04 server usb installer

I have downloaded 12.04.4 LTS server iso (64 bit) and used netbootin to create a bootable usb thumb drive for the purpose of installing ubuntu server on a dell r620. I have serial console connected ...
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Try to install Ubuntu - MD5 Check Sums Different

So to start off, the reason I came to be in this predicament is because my desktop crashed. It was originally running windows 8.1, which I'm not too fond of. I didn't have the windows disk and because ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 usb keyboard shift not working

I am using ubuntu 14.04 Yesterday my shift key on my usb keyboard stopped working. The laptop shift key works fine. I have tried the following things to fix the issue but nothing works. restart ...
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my bios does not support booting from usb

Hello i got an old computer and i want to put linux on it but the bios does not boot from usb.i do not have a blank cd my cd player is not a burner is there still hope for me. thank you for taking ...
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My Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port adapter doesn't work in either ubuntu 13:10 or 14:04

I have a USB to Serial port adaptor, Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port which works on ubuntu 10.04, and win xp, win7 machines. However, I have problems with it on Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 ...
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USB Drive Mounting - Noob Question [duplicate]

Ubuntu noob here... I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server installed with 4 internal SATA drives. I've recently added a USB 1.5 TB drive and used it for a while without issue. Even more recently, I've added ...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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Installation, dual operating systems [duplicate]

I'm about to switch my OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu on an HP laptop, primarily for internet use. Is there an "idiot's guide" anywhere here that I can print up before I try it? The plan is to put the ...
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dd will NOT recognise my sdcard ie “no such file or directory” it is seen by all other routes gparted,df,lsusb,blkid,,,so on

xubuntu 12.04-32 I am trying to build a bootable sdcard for my tablet and everything is ready but "dd" will NOT recognise any of my sdcard(s) 2Gb micro sd,8Gb or 32Gb
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Virtualbox Windows 8.1 USB issue

I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 4.3.10_Ubuntu as a Virtualization solution. I've installed Windows 8.1 x64 for some usb devices that Linux does not have compatible software (Polar Pro Training ...
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14.04 doesn't mount digital camera

I have a kodak digit camera that always has just mounted. Since 14.04, it shows the device itself in lsusb. Looking in syslog I see it recognizes the camera but then fails saying the device is not ...
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Lenovo laptop does not shutdown if anything is connected via USB [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkcentre A52. If I have any device (even a USB cord) plugged into my USB sockets, the computer just restarts when I ask it to shutdown. If I remove everything ...