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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how to run virginbroadband from usb in 11.10?

i need to know how to install and run this virgin broadband from ubuntu 11.10. from australia. I have the username, password and APN but it does not seem to connect. ANy help will be appreciated, ...
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Can I boot Ubuntu from a floppy?

I'm stuck on a really old computer with ~500MB RAM and a 6GB HDD. It has Windows 2000. Being not from this side of the century (it originally ran Windows 98), the BIOS does not have an option to boot ...
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Mounting external hard drive in 11.10

I'm trying to mount an external Hitachi hard drive. Supposedly it's USB 3.0 and backwards compatible with 2.0. I can see it with lsusb (it's "SimpleTech"): Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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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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Wireless USB adapter on 10.04

UPDATE 2: I'm trying to follow the guide posted by Matt: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k_htc But I don't know where to enter the following: CONFIG_ATH_COMMON=m CONFIG_ATH9K_HW=m ...
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How install Windows XP , withou CD and any kind , exep a USB

First at all , sorry for my english i Argentino and mi problem is that i wanna install Windows Xp in another Hd , but only with a usb , and i`m using UBuntu 11.10 , and all the guides i found only ...
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I have to install the vim package everytime I reboot the system. Suggest me a way to permanently install vim in my ubuntu (usb)! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I boot ubuntu from my usb. The vim package vanishes automatically every time I reboot the system. Is it because I am using a usb ...
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USB Tethering with Ubuntu 11.10 not working for me

I'm trying to make work USB Tethering on my Ubuntu 11.10. Network Manager see the devices but it stay grayed and cannot be selected. Same problem with iPhone 4 or Galaxy S2. It used to work under ...
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How do you change the apn for a mobile broadband connection

When I connect the Pantech UML290 (Verizon 4G LTE) device to ubuntu 11.10 it recognizes the device but it doesn't let me change the APN. The "New Mobile Broadband Connection" Wizard skips the "Choose ...
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How can I prevent a LDP Printer from printing a blank page at the end of the job? [closed]

I have a new router (Speedport W 921V) which has USB ports on which I connected my printer (HP DeskJet 950C). Printing works (URI: lpd://192.168.2.1/lpt1), but after each job, the printer sucks out ...
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Installation with USB drive over Joli OS: “Missing Operating System” error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to boot: Missing Operating system I've had success installing and running Ubuntu 11.10 and Lubuntu 11.10 on my Acer Aspire One D255 in the past, but I can no ...
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What USB Modem to buy?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed. On a Dell latitude D520 laptop. I need to buy a USB modem as the onboard one was not detected and I have fussed around long enough trying to get it working. What ...
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Boot freeze with Logitech Unifying Receiver

I've bought an M570 mouse from Logitech. It runs plug and play with Ubuntu, but the system hangs on boot with the Logitech unify receiver inserted. I must unplug the USB receiver before booting and ...
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Cannot boot from USB disk with “not a COM32R image” error

After installing 11.10 on my Dell Studo 15 (Model 1557) laptop, it started to overheat. Recently it even shutdown twice saying that critical temperature has reached even when I was just idling (not ...
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have to plug/un-plug usb devices on system booting?

it's so weired that i have to plug/unplug in my usb devices every time booting ubuntu. it happens for both installing ubuntu and booting ubuntu (10.10 and 11.10) the scenario is like: 1.bios ...
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I am running 11.10 and want to know if this means I have USB 3.0

Does the following mean I have USB 3.0 on my PC? *-usb:0 description: USB Controller product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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After successfully booting w/out install from USB, how to access the same USB?

Edit: So, I want to boot linux on school computers but that also means I can't install on these computers so I want to run it from my USB. While running ubuntu, my USB that I am booting from is not ...
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USB WiFi is detected but can't connect

I have recently purchased a USB WiFi adapter with a Realtek chipset for my netbook. Network-manager detects it well enough and can see my home WiFi network too, but when I try connecting I am just ...
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How to sync my bookmarks with Chromium from a USB flash drive?

Just downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and I have all my Chrome bookmarks saved on my USB flash drive. How do I sync them with Chromium?
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I got my z-5 Logitech speakers to work, but whenever I restart, I have to reconfigure them [closed]

This is the content of my alsa-base.conf file (for some reason, the entries preceded by # are bolded--anyway): # autoloader aliases install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0 install sound-slot-1 ...
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File transfers by USB stalling and failing [closed]

I connect to my Samsung Galaxy S2 by USB from my Ubuntu 11.10 computer. It was working fine up until a few days ago. Now, for reasons I can't determine, whenever I try to copy any files using the ...
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Scanner on Brother 420CN does not appear in Simple Scan

My scanner does not show up in Ubuntu 11.10. It is a Brother MFC 420CN USB printer. Could someone please show me how to install the driver for this printer? Thanks.
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Ubuntu 11.10 loads from live usb fine, but boots to black screen from harddrive. Why?

A few days ago I had a hard drive failure, which was running Windows XP (32-bit) just fine. The second hard drive in my computer held a few unimportant files, so I formatted it in the Ubuntu setup and ...
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Making bootable USB drive

I have the Windows 7 iso and I wanted to make a bootable flash drive out of it. I used to use Unetbootin but they have now removed the option to show all drives. Can anyone suggest another program ...
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How to put .iso file to USB?

I want to try out Linux Mint. I am on Ubuntu 11.10 now. How can I mount .iso file on USB? And also, will my other files disappear in USB when I mount it? Thank you.
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Boot problems w/ External HDD

I'm having a problem with booting a live image off of a USB Hard Drive. I used Startup Disk Creator to make an Ubuntu 11.10 live image on a partition on my external so that I can use it on various ...
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How do I get a Canon MG, MP and MX series USB printer working?

Printer MP6150 driver installed itself upon plugging in the printer. Printer is recognized (lsusb shows it) but does not mount. If the printer is recognized, the driver must be working (or?), but ...
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Send raw data to USB parallel port after upgrading to 11.10

I have a laser cutter connected via a generic USB to parallel adapter. The laser cutter speaks HPGL, as it happens, but since this is a laser cutter and not a plotter, I usually want to generate the ...
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HTC Android device mounted as USB drive is read-only unless I'm root

When I connect my HTC Incredible S to my Ubuntu 10.10 system as a USB drive, the device seems to mount OK, but is read-only unless I access it as root. For example, if I run nautilus, I can't drag and ...
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Installing 11.04 to a USB key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.04 to a 4gb USB key and run the OS but when you shut off for it to retain files, settings, etc? ...
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How to disable auto power off of usb devices like usb mouse?

I don't know how , but somehow automatic power-off of usb devices got accidently enabled. Now my usb mouse goes off even if it's idle for 2-3 seconds. it's really irritating. help?!!!!! P.S. This ...
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Is there a better way to run ubuntu from usb disk

I have an old laptop with a broken hard drive controller and am running the previous ubuntu from a usb. I installed this as per standard instructions by running some program that copied the live cd to ...
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How do I automount usb drives to /media/volume_label on a server? [closed]

As mentioned in the title, I'd like to automount usb drives to /media/volume_label in Ubuntu Server 11.10. I'd like to make this happen like it does with Ubuntu Desktop, but in an Ubuntu Server ...
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Netgear WNA1100 stopped working

I'm facing a rather strange issue with the USB wireless adapter WNA1100. I was able to connect to wireless using this yesterday. However, today am not. lsmod shows ath9k_htc, ath9k_common, ...
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Has anyone gotten Edimax 7811 to work under 11.10?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. Afterwards I needed to have wireless capability on the same machine. The Edimax 7811 is listed as Linux compatible, but it did not work with Ubuntu 11.10. It uses ...
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“Try Ubuntu” on Grub menu is not displayed

I've downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 ISO image. Following the steps described on Unbutu.com site I've created a USB stick with the above image (using Startup Disk Creator from a Ubuntu 11.04 PC) Rebooting the ...
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What can I do when I receive a 'server-error-not-accepting-jobs' CUPS server error in 11.10?

I have a Richoh Aficio-CL3500N that I connected directly to the USB port and it seemed to add and configure itself and populated all fields in 'Printer Properties', but I received the error ...
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How to activate USB speakers consistently

I have a pair of Trust USB speakers. As these are external, I sought to use them with 11.10. They are recognized by 'aplay -l' and Pulseaudio- I have selected them, but, have to reset the volume, ...
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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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Need help with exploring a USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VLC is set to open the folders (Home, desktop, documents etc) in the Places menu. How to reset this? When I plug in a USB drive, I see it on the left hand edge of the ...
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Format option not available in 11.10 as in 10.10?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop and Ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop. In 10.10 there is an option to format a pen-drive by right-clicking the icon for the pen drive and selecting format, but I am ...
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USB cd plug n play auto detect and mount not working [closed]

Well i just installed ubuntu 11.10 and after some time (i dont know what i did) the auto detect /mount of my usb drives / cd stopped working. Earlier when i used to plug my usb drive in, its icon ...
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Keyboard/mouse doesn't work on Mac Mini [closed]

The USB keyboard and mouse worked fine during installation, and works fine until and including the Grub menu, but in the login screen (or recovery menu) it doesn't work at all. I've followed recent ...
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My zte ac 8700 usb modem is not recognized. What should I do?

I am a new user to Ubuntu. I have seen Ubuntu on Youtube got attracted, so I installed it on my Acer Aspire One Happy 2 Netbook as a software in win 7 starter. Everything is good, but when comes to ...
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USB 2.0 and NIC not recognized on a ASUS M5A97 Pro

I have much trouble with Ubuntu 11.10. I have a quite new system with an ASUS M5A97, and neither NIC nor USB 2.0 are working. The first problem could be solved by using a vendor driver, but the latter ...
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Argus Camera DC-1512E will not transfer photos

I can't transfer photos from this camera. It will not show up a drive. Shotwell does not acknowledge it's existence. lsusb reports the camera as "Primax Elecrtonics". Help?
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apt-get upgrade, stops grub booting usb

I am attempting to setup a htpc, with ubuntu booting from USB and 3 SATA disks as a raid array. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 minimal to the USB device, everything was working OK for the first few hours, ...
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Leapfrog Crammer won't mount as a USB flash drive

I can't seem to get the Leapfrog Crammer study and sound system to show up as a flash drive under ubuntu so I can transfer stuff to it. I don't want to install the leapfrog bloatware, can someone ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto a 2GB flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a development board with Intel Atom processor, ICH8M chipset, 1GB RAM, 2GB flash memory. So basically it's a Netbook configuration already, but without hard drive. Is possible to install ...
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USB Mouse/Keyboard not working [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 after booting it from a USB drive. Everything worked fine there, after booting the keyboard worked in grub but not after Ubuntu was booted. I can unplug either of them and ...