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 keyboard still doesn't work in Server installer

I've had a problem with the Ubuntu Server installer for a number of versions now. USB keyboards just don't work in it with USB Legacy enabled. I suspect it works with Legacy disabled, but I can't get ...
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USB and Microcontroller communication problem

I am new to the Linux world and am currently using Ubuntu 12.04. It is running in a Windows partition. I have developed a python program that reads in serial data from a micro-controller over the USB ...
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WiFi issues with Ubuntu 13.10

I just bought a Asus N66 USB WiFi adaptor, I've got it installed with drivers that came with the CD. But as soon as I start any programs that requires internet access Ubuntu freezes. Anyone that can ...
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Unable to use Tenda USB Antenna

So, guys. I just bought recently an antenna from Tenda. When I plug it in, the Ubuntu seems to conflict between two drivers. Here are two driver that Ubuntu listed: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [...
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MTP connection in Ubuntu 13.10 without no USB 3.0 [closed]

In this post I read that Ubuntu 13.10 does recognize my phone, but only if it has a USB 3.0 port. Is that correct? My computer has only 3 USB ports and all are 2.0. It is a Dell Vostro 3500. When I ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Problem loading Windows over Ubuntu - not reading boot usb on reboot

I'm new to Ubuntu, I had been wanting to try it for a while. My hard drive on my HP Envy m6 crashed, so I had to get a new one outside of warranty. I didn't want to pay for windows discs, so I decided ...
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Blinking Cursor when trying to run live Ubuntu 13.10 on USB

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on this laptop forever. I have my USB drive all setup and ready to go, but when I try booting from my flash drive it just shows a blank screen with a blinking ...
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Why does my USB card reader (Dell 2405FPW) not recognize any inserted media?

My Dell monitor (model 2405FPW) has a built in USB card reader that is recognized by Ubuntu 13.10, but any inserted SD cards do not get seen. It used to work with an older version of 32-bit Ubuntu on ...
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Which Drive to Select? [duplicate]

I'm using 13.10 but recently installed Windows 7 via USB. Linux changed things around, so to install Windows 7 which do I choose? Here's a picture.
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USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd if=/dev/...
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USB stick format via Nautilus

Okay, so I was fooling around on Ubuntu 13.10, then noticed that when I right-click my USB stick in Nautilus, I have a "Format" option. When I click "Format", a new window opens and asks for what to ...
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PCIE USB 3.0 Controller not working

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and just got a Sharkoon USB 3.0 PCI-E x1 Controller but can't get it to work. I tried lspci -v and can see the controller. What now? $ lspci -v 02:00.0 USB controller: ...
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Ubuntu on smart tv

Is there anyway for Ubuntu to run on a Samsung Smart TV? At least on a USB? I personally don't like the smart hub that much and would like to watch cable and browse Ubuntu on my TV.
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Ubuntu doesn't mount iPod

I cannot access my iPod files even though the iPod is found by Ubuntu. Output of lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:129e Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 4.Gen Output of dmesg [ 118.991968] usb 2-1.2: ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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“Missing Operating System” when booting from USB flash drive

Arrghh...So frustrated with this problem. Today I downloaded the most recent Ubuntu, being completely new to Linux. My plan is to run it on a partitioned drive with Windows 7 on a separate SSD. ...
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Ubuntu cannot be booted from external hard disk on another computer

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a external hard disk by using a Windows 8 laptop. I wanted it to be accessible from any other computers. But I found that there were 2 "Ubuntu"s at the boot ...
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Installation interrupted 12.04, usb method

I am very new to linux operating systems, and I recently tried to download ubuntu on my girlfriends computer using a usb drive. However, when the installation process was close to being complete, my ...
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Computer breaks USB installation

I have often done this before: install ubuntu on a usb and use it to boot from it from different machines (two similar dell laptops, similar components etc.). I know, normally you use a live system ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize USB

So guys, I was about to install Ubuntu into my USB. But recently I formatted my USB drive as FAT and clear all the data. After that the computer doesn't recognize the USB any more. When I open ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP mini HP2133

I wanted to install Ubuntu on a HP mini (HP 2133). I created an USB bootable stick (1.9Gb) with Ubuntu desktop 13.10 32-bit version using Universal USB installer 1.9.5.2 (I also checked the box to ...
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Transcent StoreJet auto backup

Is it possible to make Auto-backup button on my Transcend StoreJet 35T3 work? I need this option badly. As an external hard drive it works perfectly, but I cannot find any software to make the button ...
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Why does step 8 of making the bootable USB take so long for my MacBook Air?

I'm on my MacBook Air late 2008 model, I'm currently trying to make a bootable USB to add Ubuntu to but I have gotten to the final stage of adding the image to the disk and now it isn't doing anything ...
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Boot ubuntu from USB option not available?

So I followed the steps here and downloaded Ubuntu onto my 32gb usb drive and I am trying to figure out how to boot up from the USB. When I go to my boot menu on my laptop I get boot from notebook ...
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False installation process and I cant even get on Bios!

I guess I had set the primary or secondary boot device wrongly! my laptop is a sony vaio t serie and has a win 8.1 . I have download the ubuntu 10.13 from the website and instead of burn it on a DVD ...
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please tell me correct way to use usb_modeswitch in ubuntu saucy

I have one mobile router "hw0-2e". (https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/product/data/hw02e/index.html )(japanese only) I want to use this by usb connection as my pc is desktop and no wifi. I know this one ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04.03 32bit from usb boot

I have loaded Ubuntu on a USB following the Wiki instruction. I can select the USB as a bootable device. After I start it up, the problem appears when I select any of the options to either try Ubuntu ...
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USB DAC in 13.04 does not appear in Settings or lsusb

I'm using a Schiit Audio Modi USB DAC on 13.04. I had it working in the past, it occasionally did not show up in Settings>Sound. This was always fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling alsa-utils. The ...
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No USB Devices picked up on restart to windows 7 from ubuntu

I have dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 13.10 on efi Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 ultrabook. My devices are recognized well in Ubuntu. If I reboot the system (i,e switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7) and start ...
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USB stick shows up as two drives!

I was given a free 1GB USB at an event a few months ago - however, when I plug it in to my Ubuntu laptop, the USB shows up as two drives (/dev/sdb and /dev/sdc). I have checked it isn't just ...
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Can't connect to network with TL-WN722N (AR9271) USB adapter

I already tried couple guides to solve my problem, but still I am not able to connect with my TL-WN722N to wifi network. Device is up and recognized. joe@G580:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:...
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Usb stick does not mount automatically

Currently, I can not use any usb stick or external hard disk in Ubuntu 12.04 via graphics user interface. While trying to mount them manually, I realized that they are actually mounted automatically ...
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USB support with VirtualBox [duplicate]

This isn't really a question but more like my frustration and criticism - After spending countless hours, searching web for answer, there seems to be a lot of confusion about the Virtual Box ...
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Thinkpad r31 usb install (K / X / L)ubuntu

I'm trying to install Linux on the older thinkpad r31. I have several cd's but the optical disk drive seems to have passed away or is simply dying. I made an usb stick woth unetbootin to install from ...
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Usb memory stick won't be recognized as a drive

I have a usb memory stick that used to work perfectly fine, but then I made a mistake while trying to install a disk image onto it and now no computer recognizes that it is a memory drive. It doesn't ...
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Disconnecting android phone

I have a weird problem. I can connect my android phone to my laptop, it keeps connecting/disconnecting (about twice per second). I tried on another laptop with Ubuntu installed, and it worked fine. ...
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Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write (Read-only file system)

As in the title, I'm unable to format it as it says read-only. I've tried couple of searches and the solutions too. Even I tried GParted to see I have any luck. Unfortunately below is what I get. ...
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GPS-data logger does not communicate to computer

I have a Canmore GPS-data logger Dongle GT-730FL/S does not work properly. Apparently, it's not possible communication between device and computer (ubuntu 13.10) to transfer data using USB port. In ...
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How do I create an bootable win 7 usb in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Iḿ Using an EEE pc and dropped my win device. I dont have a disk drive as y'all may know.. I just want to reload my windows 7 from a bootable usb, which I wanna create on ubuntu 13.04. After that I ...
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How do I boot a USB-CD/DVD Drive from the GRUB?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 7 alongside it, but the BIOS is locked down and as such won't boot of a USB-DVD Drive with the Windows 7 Boot CD in it plugged in. The ...
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RTL8188RU usb wireless card issue

I bought a usb wireless card with RTL8188RU chipset. And I use it with Ubuntu 12.04.3. But it only can scan SSIDs. The connection is always failed. Then I found that build-in driver rtl8192cu is ...
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Why would USB ports that work using a live Cd not work on an install of Ubuntu 13.10 on a Dell 15R?

I installed the Ubuntu 13.10 in my Dell Inspiron 15R. Everything worked fine while using a Live CD but once Ubuntu was installed the USB ports didn't work with several devices. What steps can I take ...
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slow usb speed in ubuntu 13.10

I have running dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 in Lenovo g580. My laptop configured USB 3.0 . In windows7 USB speed is high (30-40 MB/sec), but in Ubuntu 13.04 its very very less (1-2 MB/sec). ...
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USB-to-Serial device, why no /dev entry?

I initially asked this question on SU but it is so specific to Ubuntu that I move it here. I installed an 433Mhz transceiver on my Ubuntu system (3.8.0-35). It is an USB-to-Serial kind of device and ...
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How can you download an app from the Software Center from a PC without Ubuntu to a USB

I'm having a problem with networking device (Not Ubuntu's fault.) , so I am using my moms Mac to copy an Ubuntu app to my USB device. When I try copy the file, the software center gives me a button ...
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log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x

is it possible to log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x? Also it will be excellent if it could log the connect/disconnect and email to some email address. Is there any program for that? Is ...
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USB memory stick is “broken” after files are copied

I have installed on my computer both Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 and lately noticed that while a large file is copied with 5-6 MB per second on Windows 8 its transferred with up to 80 MB per second on ...