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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USB card reader

I am using a Gear Head USB card reader on Ubuntu 11.1 and it works great. The model number of the device is CR3000MSD. I am looking for some working source code in any language really that will allow ...
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Is there an SD Card diagnostic utility?

Are there any SD Card diagnostic utility programs out there for Ubuntu? I would like to run tests on my SD card to check capacity, write speed etc. I have one for windows but I am looking for a Linux ...
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How do I disable USB Auto Play?

How does one prevent Nautilus from automatically opening a window when a USB flash drive is inserted in Oneiric? The autoplay options appear to be missing from Nautilus' preferences, and using ...
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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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USB devices only recognized after I login

I'm experiencing some troubles after upgrade 11.10 final version... In the matter of fact, I never had troubles using the devices, with the upgrade, but I formatted the notebook, and made a Clean ...
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How to create and access extra space on USB Stick?

I used the Ubuntu 11.10 iso and did a dd to create a LiveUSB. I also used gParted to assign the extra space to a second VFAT partition. Is there any way to mount the additional space while running ...
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Inserting USB drive into netbook using 11.10 activates movie player

When I insert a memory stick into my Samsung N150Plus netbook using 11.10, instead of File Manager opening (as happened previously), now Movie Player opens up. Where is the setting to change the ...
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USB stick modem stopped connecting after upgrade to 11.10

my USB stick modem does not connect after upgrading to 11.10. It worked ok on 11.04. It is found now (the connection called "O2 Default 1" in my case is active), however it does not connect ...
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How to format a USB or external drive?

Using Ubuntu 11.10, how do I format an external or USB drive? I don't find an option to 'format' when I right click. In the new version, the drives don't come up on the desktop but instead come on ...
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EHCI_HCD resets interfere with USB transfers

So I have this extremely annoying problem and would love some help. Thanks in advance. First off i'm using a Vaio Z series Laptop, 2.4 GHZ, 4 GB DDR3 RAM. I am on ubuntu 11.04 64-bit at the moment. ...
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How do I get a Dlink DWA-130 working?

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 in my system and I'm having issue with my wireless usb adapter. I installed ndiswrapper in my system and load my .inf file for my usb wifi adapter and everything ...
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Mouse stutters, but trackpad is smooth

On my Dell Latitude E6410, several USB mice I tried are often "stuttery", but the trackpad is always working fine. Any ideas how to solve this issue? Thanks!
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“Not a COM32R image” error when trying to install from a USB key

Not a COM32R image boot is a message that the console infinitely keeps spitting out when I try to install Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB. I created the USB using the StartupDiskCreator in 11.04. What is ...
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Ubuntu USB on a Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key? I followed the instructions on Ubuntu.com to install Ubuntu onto a USB for a Mac. When I insert my USB in Mac OS X it ...
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Sweex 7.1 External USB Sound Card

I have just bought the above sound card and it is recognised within Ubuntu 11.10 and produces sound using the SPDIF output to my surround reciever. The problem is that I cannot get it to output ...
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Xubuntu 11.04 and CANON PowerShot A470

I have a digital camera CANON PowerShot A470, and Xubuntu 11.04 installed on my PC. When i attach the camera to PC Xubuntu don't mount it, and don't show attached device... How i can use camera on ...
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File transfer from PC to USB disk is very slow

file transfer from PC to USB disk is very slow in my ubuntu 11.04(64bit) but the vice versa is not.transfer starts with like, for the transfer of 700MB file it starts with 30mb/s and towards the end ...
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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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Installing 11.10 Beta 2 from USB very slow [closed]

I am trying to install ubuntu on an older tower PC I have from USB, Its horrible slow, I can bear with the waiting at the boot screen for 5 minutes but when I get into the install menus it takes for ...
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Install from USB to USB? - I am stuck? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I am stuck and need some help. I have a broken hard drive and I am running Ubuntu from a USB booting it in "try" mode. That works ...
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Set up two identical USB printers

I want to hook up 2 USB label printers to one machine, so that each one can have different size labels loaded in it. They are both Zebra 2844 printers. Either one installs and works just fine by ...
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I can't create bootable USB drive with Startup Disc Creator

After reinstallation of Natty, I had lost ability to create bootable USB drive with Startup Disc Creator. When I try to add ISO image into (through the button "Other"), nothing happend. Dics ...
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USB Device No Longer 'Powering' Up In Ubuntu [closed]

I've run across a weird issue that I was wondering if anyone had seen before. We run a custom version of Ubuntu 10.04 at work and we've been testing some software that uses webcams recently, which 90% ...
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How do I make usb sticks not ever use any write cache?

That is, I want to be able to pluck them out anytime without worrying if data will be lost. I want every write to actually be written immediately.
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hp4500 officejet not detected by Simple Scan, cannot access modem config. page or connect to wireless

I upgraded to 10.04 from 8.04 in September. When I try to use Simple Scan it says "No scanners detected". sane-find-scanner detects my printer/scanner. UPDATE: lsusb now detects my scanner after I ...
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Automatically select a different keyboard layout for a YubiKey

I just got a new YubiKey authentication token. Theoretically it works great with Linux as it presents itself to the system as a USB keyboard. However, my default keyboard layout is German Neo, which ...
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How do I set up USB security key based authentication?

Is it possible to get Ubuntu to lock and unlock itself, if a particular USB stick is attached? For example; I sit down at my laptop; I plug the USB stick in and the system unlocks and presents ...
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Do all Android phones tether?

Can I pick up any android phone and connect it to my ubuntu laptop via a usb cable and tether to the internet using the data allowance on my phone contract? I already know that my contract allows ...
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Automatically Remounting a USB Drive after USB errors

I have a Shuttle XS fanless computer with a double usb hard drive. It gets quite hot and the usb stack crashes in Ubuntu 11.04. This causes usb disks to eject, I'd like to make the computer remount ...
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Kernel panic when booting from USB

I downloaded ubuntu-11.04-desktop-amd64.iso and used Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.6.3.exe to format my USB stick und put the ISO on it. When I tried to install from it, I've got a kernel panic just ...
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Green screen when using DisplayLink on a Toshiba L630 14C laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect USB monitor? I've justed returned to my lovely Ubuntu after some years of non-linux OS. Anyhow, I have a Toshiba L630 14C Laptop, Ubuntu seemed to be ...
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Does Ubuntu support USB 1.0?

I have a 16 GB 1.0 USB Stick in titanium with leather bound, which i happen to love. I know it works in Vista (of all things) but in Ubuntu 11.04 (i also have gnome 3, if that may affect, but am ...
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Sony Ericsson SE z800 not recognized on a server [closed]

I've 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers. When I plug a Sony Ericsson z800 on into server2, dmesg only shows that it's a usb device and nothing else. [ 55.028092] usb 5-2: new full speed USB device using ...
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How can I fix a “disk not ready error” when booting from USB?

I installed Ubuntu and everything went ok. I did it by looking at this guide http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/05/23/install-ubuntu-11-04-on-external-hard-disk/ Then when it boots from USB I get this ...
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USB Headset Output Suddenly Stopped

I have been using my USB Headset with no problems up to about a week ago. Ubuntu registers that the device is plugged in and I can select it in the sound menu for output or in PulseAudio Volume ...
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How to burn a .iso to a USB device?

I want to burn a Windows ISO to a USB device in Ubuntu. How do I do this? I know how to burn a Ubuntu ISO into a USB device, but with a Windows ISO it's not the same.
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Any means to use Ubuntu/Linux to remove firmware restriction to boot from My Passport Essential 320G?

Purchased WD My Passport Essential thinking it was a full service drive(i.e., backup and bootable for system crash and recovery) but NOT! Anybody know of work arounds? Firmware prevents from making ...
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Installation from USB flash drive froze after boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on a computer that has Windows on it. I created an USB stick with Ubuntu's utility included on the live CD and the restarted and booted from USB. After i get the ...
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USB data transfer rates lower than expected

USB "data transfer rate" on Ubuntu 11.04 is 13MB/sec. This should be about 5x that for USB 2.0. Anyone have a clue why I am getting USB 1.0 speed out of a modern mainboard with zero USB 1.0 ports and ...
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USB Tethering (over USB) with Android 2.2 not working [closed]

It's working with Maverick, but it breaks with Natty. OS detect device, network-manager tries to connect (1), but fails (2): Output of dmesg, lshw, lsusb, lspci, nm-tool, ifconfig and lsmod on ...
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Printing to a printer attached to a network USB hub

I have this device. It is connected to my router and allows the Windows PCs in my house to use printers, USB speakers, external HDs, etc... that are plugged into it as though they were plugged into ...
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USB sound not working in Wine [closed]

Okay, for some reason, my USB speakers (which work perfectly fine in Ubuntu) don't work with Wine, but my monitor speakers (which aren't USB) do work with Wine? Is there some way to fix this? Thanks!
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Where can I find a comprehensive list of compatible USB devices?

I need a Ubuntu compatible Video grabber for USB, composite/S-Video + analog audio. Most has compatibility with Windows/MacOS listed on the manufacturer/retailers homepage but I need to check if ...
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Getting information on my usb devices

There used to be lots of info on usb devices, coming form /proc/bus/usb/devices. Then this was no longer auto mounted, so you had to mount it yourself (usbdevfs it was called, or something) Now, in ...
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How do I mount a drive so that it is readable by me?

I'm working with over SSH with an external hard drive connected by USB. I know I can manually mount a drive with the following command: sudo mount /dev/sdc ~/dirToMountTo The problem is, if I ...
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How does the backup-button works and how can I use this under Ubuntu?

Many external hard drives have a backup-button with a OTB function for backing up stuff. An example is the "Sharkoon Quickstore Portable". So how does this button works? Is there a vendor neutral ...
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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External USB HDD Unreadable After Formatting

I am using a Western Digital 160GB External USB drive. It was working fine earlier but for some reasons I formatted it using the 'Disk Utility' in my Ubuntu 11.04 I chose 'Dont Partition' while ...
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In 10.10, USB 3.0 PCI Express card recognized by lspci but not lsusb or dmesg. How to fix?

Asus N PC, runs 10.10 x86_64 The Asus N comes with 4 usb 2.0 ports, each labelled 2.0 on the case. Attempting to add two usb 3.0 ports to be provided by a generic usb 3.0 pci express card installed ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 in download mode breaks lsusb

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. To update it the official way, you need Windows and Samsung Kies (an application that does the updating). The unofficial way lets you do it with a Linux-native application ...