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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Software and scanner for scanning photographic slides?

I am searching for software and hardware for scanning slides to import to digitize my old pictures.. I have already a scanner working in Windows, but I would like to scan them directly in Ubuntu. ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick to flash a BIOS

I want to upgrade the BIOS on an Intel motherboard using a program called iflash2.exe, provided by Intel, which runs only on MS-DOS. I do not have Windows operating system, and I am trying to create ...
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How to switch off caching for usb device when writing to it?

I have problems transferring binary programs to a micro-controller prototype board when using ubuntu/kubuntu to mount the board via usb. With MacOS and Windows there are no problems. I have found the ...
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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Why is my Wacom Intuos tablet not detected?

I need a little help trying to install a Wacom Intuos tablet, model number CTL-480/S. My installation of Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit, doesn't seem to be able to detect the device. I've tried an few different ...
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Wammu - USB Device Name?

I'm trying to get to my phone's filesystem through USB in Wammu, but I'm stuck in the configuration wizard when it asks for a USB device name. After about an hour of Internet searching, here are the ...
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14.04 Not Auto-Mounting External Drives Since Upgrading from 12.04

I've upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 via command-line when my system froze, had to do REISUB and dpkg --configure -a to recover from crash after rebooting. Now everything seems to work except ...
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Printer sometimes doesn't print

I installed 12.04LTS and have a DeskJet 1125C connected through USB. The problem: Sometimes it does not print - in print jobs is status Pending/Processing but print does not start. I discovered if I ...
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Can I ssh (into a mobile device) via USB?

I have a tablet with a USB connection to a host computer. (Ideally the host is running Windows, but if absolutely necessary I could switch the host to be Ubuntu also.) I want to be able to SSH into ...
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Why can I not see my USB connected Android device over SSH?

I have a computer running Mythbuntu 11.04, and it has Banshee 2.0 installed on it. I also have an Android phone that I use as a music player. I want to get Banshee and Android talking to each other ...
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Tablet BIOS (UEFI) won't accept boot from USB

I have a x64 tablet running win 8.1. I am trying to install different Linux distro's. Unfortunately I am having trouble booting up from live usb. I got all set up in bios, turned off secure boot, ...
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How to connect a Nexus 10 to transfer files?

This is a similar question to How to connect Nexus 7 with Ubuntu , But the solution given there doesnt work. How can I connect Nexus 10 on ubuntu. It gives me an error (actually tries to access the ...
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Installing for i386-pc platform Winusb

So I began installing my windows.iso onto my flash drive, and the entire process was fine for the beginning. Now the window just reads installing for i386-pc platform, and the orange bar just keeps ...
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Wired USB Ethernet Connection disconnecting sporadicly

first, I'm not a Linux Pro, so please forgive me if I write any nonsence :) So I have quite an unusual constellation. I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Machine on my Mac Pro using VMWare Fusion 6. ...
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“No caching mode page present” when USB flash disk attached

When attaching a USB flash disk (NTFS formatted) to a laptop with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on board, I get following messages: [ 3572.355603] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present [ 3572.355640] ...
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My USB ports randomly stop working till a reboot?

I have a HP Pavillion DV6-1149wm, Ubuntu 11.04. I have 2 USB3.0 ports, and 2 USB2.0 ports. If I use a USB port for a long period of time [e.x. with my USB WiFi adapter], that specific USB port [...
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Is it possible to turn off a specific USB port so it doesn't accept any device?

I have a lot of ports on my computer. I would like to turn off one of them, so when I connect my phone to that port, it only charges. I do want my phone to work with my computer in some occasions ...
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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USB display adapter with linux/ubuntu drivers?

I want to use my external monitor's resolution fully (2560x1440) with a USB display adapter for my laptop. I have one with Windows drivers, are there any adapter with linux / Ubuntu drivers that can ...
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I can't create bootable USB drive with Startup Disk Creator

After re-installation of Natty, I had lost ability to create bootable USB drive with Startup Disk Creator. When I tried to add an .iso image into (through the button Other), nothing happend. Disk ...
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Choppy USB mice on just one of USB ports

I've got Lenovo b560 laptop with latest, properly updated Kubuntu on it (11.04 natty, kernel 2.6.38-8-generic). It has three USB2.0 ports onboard. I usually plug a mouse into one of them (I've got 3 ...
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How do I get an Enter USB TV Box TV tuner aka Gadmei UTV302 to work?

Has anyone had any success in using the Enter USB TV Box from Enter Multimedia? It comes bundled with software that works in Windows. I have had no luck using it in Ubuntu 10.10. Update 1 Here is ...
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Installing on a computer with USB 3.0 hardware

I'm installing Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit version on an HP Envy 15. I get the same problem these people have here: "unable to find a medium containing a live file system" error when installing but the ...
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Looking for USB VGA Adapter that works for sure?

I can't seem to get a straight answer on this. I would like to add a 3rd display onto my laptop + external monitor setup. While my current setup (Thinkpad X201) has an open VGA port (am using the ...
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How to go about trying to access files stored on mobile phone (via USB)?

I'd like to transfer files (photos and audio mainly) from my phone, to my Ubuntu PC. Unfortunately upon plugging it in (through Micro USB) nothing is automatically mounted. If I insert a memory card ...
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A script for copying random folders

I'd like to realize a little project I've always had in mind. I have a vast music library on my desktop and I'm looking for a way/script to select a random amount of folders (say, 25 albums) and, if ...
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How to extract a list of all devices that were connected to my PC before?

How to know what USB devices had connected to my Ubuntu 12.04 PC. I've read this but I didn't get satisfied since i dont know how to deal with the log file to collect the data I need. Also, I want to ...
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How can I get a USB floppy drive to work?

I have a Toshiba USB floppy drive that I need to use under Ubuntu. When I connect it, and insert a floppy disk in it, I do not see anything mounted under Ubuntu 10.10. I was suspecting the hardware ...
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Trim and SSD with usb 3.0 enclosure does not work - UASP not supported?

I have installed one SSD disk (Micron C400-MTFDDAC128MAM) in an external usb 3.0 enclosure. Now I want use this disk as second disk in my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Disk is working, but I want to use ...
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How can I tether my android phone with pdanet to my laptop via usb?

For my iphone I was using this with pdanet to tether via usb. Now I have an android phone, also with pdanet. I'd appreciate any help. Edit My phone is a droid x. I'm using the latest OS officially ...
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How to mount an Android Jelly Bean phone if there's no option?

I can't mount the LG Optimus P700 (running the Android Jelly Bean OEM image) on my Ubuntu 12.10. Other phones always have a selectable "Mass Storage" menu, but this one has no menu option for it when ...
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Why is my USB data transfer so slow?

Whenever I do any kind of file transfer using USB, whether to a USB stick, or with my Android phone, or anything else, it is ridiculously slow. It says 59.8 KB/sec, which would be an awesome speed ...
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No sound on USB headset. How to manage soundcards and audio devices?

I had a fresh reinstall of Lubuntu 13.10 and my USB headset seems to be not working. I looked for solutions in some forums, but these didn't work for me. My headset is a Genius Wire Gaming headset. ...
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What's the difference between mkfs and mkdosfs?

I'm trying to put a linux distro .iso on my usb and the instructions suggests using the following command to make a fat32 filesystem: mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sdc1 Is there a reason this command is to be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Nexus 4 not detected as USB device with OTA update 4.3

I have submitted a question on the Google Mobile forum, but not had any responses yet. I am fairly certain that my issues with USB connectivity started when I allowed the 4.3 OTA update to install on ...
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Localhost printer stuck at “Rendering Completed”

I am unable to print documents using my HP printer. However, I am able to print test pages. What I tried: I have tried removing and re-installing the printer from the system settings but I can only ...
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Accidently installed grub to usb

While doing a fresh ubuntu install (dual boot with XP using resize), I somehow managed to install grub to the source usb instead of to the harddrive. Normal harddrive boot goes straight to XP. Booting ...
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How to force Empathy Internet Messaging to change default webcam?

I just recently bought a new webcam. It is USB powered. For personal reasons, I wish to not use the built in webcam that came with my netbook. I want to use this new one. I love empathy, it is a ...
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Add NTFS partition to live USB

If I add an NTFS partition to my USB, will it be accessible from both Windows and Ubuntu?
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USB drive Login token system?

Is it possible to have a USB drive function as a login token? IE: I turn on my computer, plug the USB drive into my system and the system recognises it and logs me in? Likewise, logs me out should ...
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Executing a script when inserting a flash drive

How can I write a script that fires on an event? When I insert an USB flash drive, Ubuntu mounts it and automatically opens Nautilus. When this happens with a specific flash drive, I'd like to open a ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from a USB on my Windows 8 laptop

Yesterday I set up Ubuntu on a 32GB Sandisk flash drive. I booted it up on my Windows 7 PC, and it works flawlessly. I haven't had any problems getting it to boot with USB priority on that machine, ...
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Is it possible to power up ports on a USB hub from Ubuntu?

I have a D-Link DUB-H7 powered USB 2.0 hub connected to my computer. Occasionally when I reboot the system, I've noticed that some of the ports on the hub get powered down: the green light next to ...
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USB device not accepting address

I have a series of machines that I am building for work that have usb card readers. When I boot them I get a long series of messages: ... [ 2347.768419] hub 1-6:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on ...
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Disable usb mass storage

I want to disable usb mass storage on Ubuntu desktop 10.04, 11.04 and 11.10. As security policy to avoid data leakage. But in case of emergency there easy way getting usb mass storage back.
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Recommendations for a Wireless-N USB dongle?

Please advise which wireless-N usb adapters should work seamlessly with Ubuntu 10.04. I have tried SMC and Linksys, but they all need to have drivers compiled for them.
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My custom udev hwdb rule doesn't work

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 installed in EFI Mode, I tried to write simple udev rule which for all external USB keyboards will map capslock for escape. I use a lot of vim and plug and unplug keyboards ...
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How to transfer files between my Nexus 7 and my PC using a USB cable?

What is the correct method to transfer files between Ubuntu running on my Nexus 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 running on my PC using a USB cable? I am not asking about the Bluetooth or Wifi method for ...
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Virtual USB bus using TCP

I have a router that a printer can be attached to to print wirelessly to. It appears that the software for Windows uses a virtual USB bus using TCP. This allows the printer to appear as if it was ...