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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Assign fixed path to printer (/dev/usb/lp0)

I have two USB printers. They are assigned a path depending on the order of turning them on. The first one is /deb/usb/lp0 and the second one /deb/usb/lp1. However, I sometimes echo to these printers ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB stick from live CD session

I'm going by the instructions here: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? Everything is ok except I keep getting the error: open /dev/kvm: no such file or directory could not initialize kvm, will ...
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Recovering from, and preventing, USB errors [closed]

When reconnecting a USB keyboard to my system, I got this stream of messages in /var/log/syslog: Mar 31 22:35:01 gatsby kernel: [442633.491562] usb 2-1.2: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and ...
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How to change the Bus / Dev in order to allow xsane to work

I am rather new to fixing problems; no one seems to be able to give me any guidance so I am turning to you. I have just installed the scanner drivers for my mfc5460cn. Everything is okay except for ...
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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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Problem with skype and usb headset

I have a problem trying to use my Senheisser USB headset with Skype, if I set my default output in my Sound Preferences to use my USB headset I hear everything in my PC through them including Skype ...
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How do i configure huawei usb modem

i plan to purchase a Huawei E162e usb modem in Ghana when 11.04 is released. My question does it work out of box like in windows or do i need to go the ubuntu way! (tweak). Thanks in advance
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Cannot mount external USB 3.0 Hard Disk

I have a USB 3.0 external hard disk which I am unable to mount. The entry appears in the "lsusb" command, but I do not exactly understand how to mount it. This is the output for my lsusb command. ...
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NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 controller doesn't run at full speed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: USB 3.0 card not recognized I have fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I have external HD on USB 3.0. Trying to connect this via PCI Express NEC controller. dmesg: [ ...
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How to Install Linux on my PC [closed]

Hi i need some help to install the drivers from my pc, on Ubuntu 10.10 i just installed it, and i a newbie on Ubuntu, but i understand a bit of Windows...but i want to try ubuntu and then Maybe change ...
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How to use gps receiver bu-353

Hi I have a gps receiver bu-353 with usb interface i want to know how can i use it under ubuntu I ran the following command gpsd -n -N -D 2 /dev/ttyUSB0 I got the output as: gpsd: launching ...
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How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? [duplicate]

I have a bootable CD image that I would like to transfer to a USB stick, so that I can boot from it. The Startup-Disk creator doesn't support it. How can I make a bootable USB disk from it? The ISO is ...
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Configure USB GSM Modem [closed]

I want to configure EVDO Usb Modem in Ubuntu 10.10 I insert my usb modem to laptop and check the usb is detected or not using $sudo lsusb and the result is: Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux ...
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Automatically sync a folder to a USB when USB is plugged in?

Is there a way to sync a folder to an USB drive when the drive is plugged in? I'd like it to sync, or copy over changes, both ways. I've seen the Back In Time and Unison-GTK applications, but I'd like ...
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Steps to diagnose SNU5600 disconnection problem

I have a Philips SNU5600 WiFi dongle plugged into two machines (ie I have two SNU5600 dongles, one in each machine). One machine is running 10.10 and the other is running Linux Mint. The dongles work ...
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The side usb ports don't work on my Apple Wired Keyboard

I'm trying to use my Apple Wired Keyboard's usb ports, however ubuntu refuses to pick up anything and dmesg doesn't tell me anything either. Many thanks will be appreciated, Joe
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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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USB tethered connection via Nexus One not showing on NetworkManager

When plugging my Nexus One (Android 2.3.3) via USB and activating the "USB Tethering" option, I cannot enable the connection via Network Manager, because I just see a gray "Disconnected" option. If I ...
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Upgrade without internet & CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? I have an Acer Aspire One D255E netbook. Both 10.04 and 10.10 hangs on install from USB, so could not install them. ...
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Lock and Unlock from USB disk (pendrive)

Is there Any program for locking and unlocking my Ubuntu machine using a flash- drive? For instance, when I take out the usb flash drive, the computer locks automatically and when I put in the flash ...
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Unable to use TL-WN821N wireless adapter

I got a TP-LINK USB wireless module - TL-WN821N, using Ubuntu 10.04 (same problems were also seen in 10.10). From everything I've read online, the usb adapter should work just fine, since the Atheros ...
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How to associate hardware volume control to USB speakers?

My Xubuntu system recognizes my speakers, and I can change the mixer settings to make them the active sound device, but no matter what I do, the hardware dial will only affect the onboard sound ...
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Distro that I can load into RAM?

Is there a modified version of Ubuntu that I can choose to load to RAM on start up? Kinda like the LiveCD, but that can be easily modified (ie: I can install stuff) when I choose to boot from disk. ...
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How are USB ports related to the computer power, and why would they cause my computer to freeze?

I have an issue with my new Toshiba laptop. Whenever I plug in an external USB device, if the laptop is not plugged in to the wall, the laptop freezes. However, nothing happens if the laptop is ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu USB [closed]

I create a ubuntu 10.10 bootable USB via the method that is described on the download page of ubuntu. I made that from windows and also from ubuntu 10.04 (I have dual boot). When I boot from the USB ...
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USB devices (flash drive, mouse) not recognised [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. When I mount a USB flash drive or mouse, my laptop does not recognise those devices. Can you help me to solve this problem? Thanks
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How to tell if your USB ports support USB 3.0? [duplicate]

I'm a Ubuntu 10.04 user. What's the fastest way to tell if the two USB ports on my computer support USB 3.0? I'm not sure if they're 2.0 or 3.0, and I need to know. Thanks!
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USB mouse does not work on boot [closed]

My problem is pretty much a duplicate of the one described in USB mouse late to load , but the solution there has not worked for me. I'm running the same OS and experiencing the exact same issue. It ...
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USB device changes using udev and D-Bus

I am trying to get a list of currently plugged in USB devices in Ubuntu 10.10 and monitor changes that happen, like devices being plugged in or out using udev and D-Bus. I'm fairly new to ...
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Unable to mount 1TB USB external HDD - Error

I'm getting an error when I plug in my 1TB USB external HDD, the weird thing about this is that it was working fine before and I've been using it for about a couple of months now. yesterday I ...
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How to share an USB device(scanner) over network (from Windows to Ubuntu)?

I have a special thing: I want to share my scanner over the network. The scanner is connected to a Windows 7 machine, but I want to use it from Ubuntu 10.04... I found some methods: USB over ...
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USB detection in VMware [closed]

I have UBUNTU 10.10 Installed on VMware workstation 7. how do i get the virtual machine to detect USB drives / CD DVD drives ?
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One of my 3 USB ports can automount my portable HDD, not the other 2

I need help. My portable hdd can be plugged into my new ASUS N43J laptop in WINDOWS 7 from any of the 3 USB ports. In Ubuntu, it only works with 1 port. using 10.04 64bit. Please advise. Edit: I ...
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How do I get a UGA iTek ITUGA17D1 DisplayLink USB adaptor to work? [duplicate]

I really need to run this product with a linux distro. For first I choose Ubuntu but I do not have particular preference... I need to run a 37" monitor in vertical way so with 1080x1920 resolution. ...
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USB devices are not working on server [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu server 10.04 and my server doesn't detect the external USB devices. Mouse, keyboard and usb harddisk.
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Ralink-based USB Wi-Fi adapter drops connection after some time [closed]

I have an Intellinet Wireless 150N USB adapter (based on a Ralink rt3070 chip) in an Ubuntu 10.10 installation. The problem is, that it's dropping the connection after being connected to a wireless ...
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Using a displaylink usb video adapter

I just bought this USB graphics adapter and I need to use it on Ubuntu 10.10. I followed this guide, but when I ran $ ./configure && sudo make install && make check nothing ...
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+ and I installed Window 7 Ultimate Editon. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives on Window 7 but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. ...
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How to make a USB drive bootable after live image is copied into it using `dd` command?

I was unable to create live USB drive using dd command while unetbootin works. The former method used to work fine on the particular USB Drive. Is the USB drive filesystem corrupted? If yes, how do I ...
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VirtualBox: Why are some USB devices disabled?

Overview: My Host OS is Ubuntu 10.10 and guest OS is WinXP on the VirtualBox version downloaded from Oracle including "VirtualBox 4.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack" so that USB passthrough ...
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How to run a script when a specific flash-drive is mounted?

Is there a way to run a script when a particular USB device is mounted? I keep my videos on a separate USB and would like to run a script that would mount the video folder on the USB device to the ...
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Link Windows Mobile Device with Ubuntu and Use Laptop to send SMS

Is there any software that i can use on my ubuntu laptop to write SMS on my Windows Mobile 6.1 HTC Touch Diamond?
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How can I install Ubuntu using the Alternate disk from USB-stick?

I created the stick with Unetbootin. The stick boots fine, but after language selection the installer says that CD-ROM is not in the drive. How can I get around that? The desktop disk works fine, but ...
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Why won't USB 3.0 external hard drive run at USB 3.0 speeds?

I recently purchased a PCI Express x1 USB 3.0 controller card (containing the NEC USB 3.0 controller) with the intent of using a USB 3.0 external hard drive with my Linux box. I installed the card in ...
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How do I get a CardScan 60 II working with SANE?

I have a CardScan 60 II device and installed SANE in my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop. The problem is I can't make scanimage find the device. Quote: $ sudo sane-find-scanner # sane-find-scanner will now ...
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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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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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Why there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse?

Why there is considerable difference in moving speed between touchpad and usb mouse? The mouse is ok, but touchpad is very slow. Why is this happening and how to fix it?
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How do I get my ART USB Dual Pre preamp to work?

I am using Audacity. I have an ART USB Dual Pre preamp. Ubuntu is not recognizing it whatsoever. I am able to record in Audacity, but it is using the mic that is built into my computer (which is a ...
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How to download apps from different OS to USB and then transfer to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? I just installed Ubuntu on my old desktop computer, and I have to say—I freaking love it! Except at the moment I do not have internet ...