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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Two identical USB drives auto-mount with different owner group permissons, but why?

UPDATE: (solved- sort of} See my answer below I have 2 identical USB drives which I've both formatted to identical specs using Gparted. Both have two identical primary partitions (ext4 and ...
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How do I lock/unlock my screen using my iPhone and USB dock?

My iPhone is connected via USB to my Ubuntu desktop via a dock. How do I configure it so that when I dock my phone the screen is unlocked and when removing it it locks it?
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USB devices off when i power on my laptop [closed]

I have a big problem. Sometimes (not always), when I power on my laptop, my USB devices (mouse, keyboard and other) don't work. All devices work, indicators are on, but it doesn't work in Ubuntu. And ...
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Is there a microcontroller kit that ships with development tools for Ubuntu?

I was looking around on the web for an introductory kit with a USB-based microcontroller that I could get started on. However, most of the tools I looked at were Windows-only. Are there any kits ...
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How to enable persistent option in disk creator?

I try to test natty alpha with usb. (my system is 10.04) But when I run disk creator I can not choose the option for persistent creation. Here on screenshots I saw that this is possible. Choosing the ...
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How do I get notified in my qt application about USB drive plugged in to the system [closed]

I am writing an application in Qt 4.6/4.7 where in I need to copy some files from the USB drive the moment it is connected to the system. The application while it is running, should be able to detect ...
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Slow USB transfer

The transfer of files to a usb device has been very slow. On dslreports.com, a guy has found its cause. The problem occurs when you plug a USB 1.1 device at the same USB HUB where you are using the ...
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Can I allow a Virtualbox VM to use a USB wireless network adaptor directly?

I have a Windows 7 virtual machine running on the closed-source edition of Virtualbox, which has USB support. I want the VM to directly access a USB wireless adaptor, but can't attach the adaptor ...
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What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu?

What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu? I'm thinking about buying an iPad, but I only have Ubuntu PCs these days (no Windows, no Mac), and I'm nervous that it may be too reliant on the ...
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Direct boot to a named USB device

Is there a method for adding an option line in the GRUB loader (Ubuntu 10.10) that directs the boot specifically to a named USB device? If so, can you provide an example of the line to add? This is ...
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boot existing sda1 from USB

I can manually boot my sole Ubuntu 10.10 install from my USB stick typing the following commands: set root=(hda0) linux /vmlinux root=/dev/sda1 ro initrd /initrd.img boot What I was hoping for is ...
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Configure udev to change permissions on USB HID device?

I have a USB scale, a USB HID. Currently, when it is plugged in, the permissions only allow the superuser to access it. How can I configure udev to let anybody access this device? I have the vendor ...
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How to auto mount a flash drive with root and read/write/execute privileges

I have an issue with mounting my Flash drive on Ubuntu 10.04 with write privileges. It's currently partitioned as Fat32 with Label KINGSTON but when I insert it into the Laptop it reads it as usb0, ...
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How to show notification when a usb device is inserted?

It would be good to know that when you connect a USB device like a web-cam, it notifies me that it works or not.
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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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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...
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External USB drive won't stop after shutdown

After shutdown I notice that both the USB hub and the external USB drive remain active (lights on): the next time I try to boot the system hang after grub and I have to do a hard reboot. After that ...
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Auto-mount USB after reboot

what should I do if I want that my USB key is auto-mounted after reboot? I mounted it on /media/corsair, but after reboot it is gone...
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Usbmon module missing?

I am trying to monitor the USB traffic in Ubuntu 10.0.4. According to many websites, the usbmon is already included in the kernel, but typing modprobe usbmon. It will return "Can't find module". Do I ...
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How to make an USB port work as USB 2.0 after it had a keyboard attached to it at boot time?

If I attach an USB keyboard (I usually do it before turning the computer on), then detach the keyboard and attach an USB HDD, it takes very long for the HDD to be detected and mounted and after all it ...
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USB drive doesn't unmount [closed]

When I unmount usb in nautilus elementary(using unmount button) sidebar it restarts rather than unmounting !
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USB blocks suspend on a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H with ATI SB700/SB800

Following on from question 12397, I'd still like to get suspend working on my Phenom II X6 / GA-890GPA desktop machine running current Maverick. When I run pmi action suspend the machine doesn't ...
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Why does wifi drop out constantly?

With any version of Ubuntu I try it seems that I have an issue with wifi. Try as I might, I cannot make the wifi stay connected. I have since installed iwScanner and I can see that my wifi network is ...
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Does Ubuntu support USB 3.0?

I have a Western Digital My Book 3.0 - 1 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, and I wanted to know if it would work on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
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How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB

I need to install Windows XP on my machine that currently runs Ubuntu 10.10. I have a slipstreamed ISO for XP and only a USB to boot from. I do not have access to another Windows machine, and my ...
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USB mouse late to load

I was using 10.04 going into this weekend and, after a kernel update, I began to observe some unreliable USB behaviour: namely, my USB mouse is extremely late to the party (usually turns on several ...
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How do I connect to a wireless network using a TP-Link TL-WN321G USB adapter [closed]

I'm having troubles connecting to the Internet with my new wireless USB adapter. Although I can see via the NetworkManager all the wireless networks around me, it fails to connect to any of them. I'm ...
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Two external hdd but one does not get recognized

I have two HDD on my ubuntu machine. One is a maxtor 320Gb and the other is a verbatim 1.5Tb. While it automatically recognizes the first one as sdb1 it doesn't recognize the latter. I can't see it on ...
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Updating TomTom GPS devices?

Has someone succeed in update of tomtom devices on ubuntu ? I tried with an install of Windows XP sp3 in virtualbox PUEL, the device is correctly regognised but when I install new maps files, I have ...
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USB Drive speed testing app with test options

I know there is a benchmark in the Disk Utility app, but I need something with a few more options. Some of my USB Drives are exhibiting weird results which may be due to testing patterns etc, so some ...
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USB Mouse stutters periodically

I'm using an HP dv6000 (not sure of exact model) with a pretty basic Logitech wireless laptop mouse. From time to time, the USB mouse will be very stuttery and less responsive. Not all clicks register ...
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Sharing files with a dd-wrt router

I plan to buy a new wifi router with the intention of installing dd-wrt right away. One of the features I plan to use is attaching a USB harddrive to the router and using it to backup (using rsync) my ...
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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not ...
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How can I sync files when I plug in my USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I keep a folder synchronized to an external USB hard drive in Ubuntu? I was thinking it would be EXTREMELY useful if I could sync the files between a folder on ...
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Can I use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter?

If I get an Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, will Ubuntu be able to use it?
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Choppy/unresponsive keyboard and mouse pointer until suspend

I had a problem where my mouse and keyboard would be choppy. The mouse pointer would work at "1-2 fps" and the keyboard would keep missing letters as i was typing them. Since both are USB-Devices, i ...
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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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USB flash drive not recognized

I'm trying to mount and view the contents of a USB drive on my Ubuntu 10.10 desktop, but it doesn't mount. I have usbmount installed. When I view /var/log/kern.log I get the following: Oct 27 ...
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How do I configure WakeOnUSB properly?

How do I configure Wake-On-USB properly on a 10.04 or 10.10 Ubuntu (2.6.36 and higher if needed)? (Wake-on-USB is when the computer is asleep and for example a USB Keyboard event wakes up the ...
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how do you format a usb stick in ubuntu server

How do you format a usb stick through the terminal?
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Booting from USB inside VMware Workstation

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 inside a VMware Workstation virtual machine using a bootable USB stick, however the VMware BIOS does not detect the stick, and so I cannot boot from it. The stick ...
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Are there any good USB 5.1 or 7.1 channel sound cards that work in Linux?

I'm trying to get a sound card that will plug into a really new Mini-ITX board. That leaves me with PCIe or USB, and PCIe cards seem to be expensive, crappy, and they required expensive riser and ...
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Unable to enumerate USB device

My syslog is constantly filled with messages like this: Oct 16 11:48:35 my-laptop kernel: [61470.980078] hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 2 Oct 16 11:48:35 my-laptop kernel: ...
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zcat fails to make a boot image for Ubuntu USB

/dev/sdb1 on /media/3433-3231 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1001,gid=1002,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush) ...that's what mount says about the drive ...
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USB sound device not recognized

I have a USB sound device that used to work back when I ran other versions of Ubuntu. Now I can only partially see the device. I have tried many things I saw in Google searches, but none solve my ...
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HotPlug my USB mouse [closed]

Whenever I try to plug in my optical mouse after my Ubuntu 10.04 has booted, the OS doesn't seem to Hotplug my mouse. For using the mouse I would need to reboot the OS. Is there any script which can ...
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How do I get some USB devices to be recognised when I plug them in rather than only on boot? [closed]

I have a number of USB devices (including a USB external HD) which will only be recognised by Ubuntu during boot. For example: If I plug in an RS232 device using a serial->USB device THEN boot ...
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How can I get a DisplayLink USB monitor under Ubuntu (any recent version)?

I have a DisplayLink-based external USB monitor, which has both power and data over USB, and seems to work perfectly under Windows 7, but only can display a text console under Ubuntu 10.10, and that I ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse both laggy

I decided to try out the Ubuntu 10.10 RC on my workstation today. The install worked fine, but the mouse and keyboard (both of which is usb) are unbearably laggy. This was also the case when I ran it ...
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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 ...