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 does not work on Ubuntu 11.10

My laptop model: Dell N4110 OS: Ubuntu 11.10 I have brought a USB keyboard and plugged into my laptop. But it does not work. Please suggest me what should I do?
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Dell U2711 monitor USB hub does not recognize/auto-mount USB disks

I recently purchased a Dell u2711 display. The monitor works well in Ubuntu 11.10, that is, auto recognized and working at full resolution with the included DVI-D (dual link) cable. My problem is ...
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Cannot modify my USB Files/Folders

This is my first post here, I hope that you guys can help. I connected my USB on my computer (Ubuntu), but I can't modify its folders/files. It says that I don't have enough permission. So I tried ...
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Poor performance after reinstalling to a USB drive

I am currently running Ubuntu 11.10 off of a SanDisk 16GB USB. I installed it using a Live USB with the following partition configuration: 6GB Primary /dos FAT32 5GB Logical / ext4 5GB Logical ...
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USB Mobile Broadbands on UBUNTU 11.10

this is really a weird problem, it seems that mobile broadbands can be recognized only by the live/live-install version on the usb/cd but cannot be recognized on the installed system ! I tested it ...
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USB mouse/lightpen clicks interrupted every 5-10 seconds

I have my Wacom Volito lightpen connected to USB port and trying to use it with Gimp. The problem is that every dozen (randomly) of lines it draws exact vertical, horizontal (randomly again) lines ...
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usb transfer speeds much slower than windows [closed]

I have been exclusively using ubuntu so I hadn't previously noticed this but transferring files/folders across usb 2 and 3 is a lot slower on ubuntu. My external drive is exfat, and using usb 3 on ...
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my LaCie 500 Gb not mounted on 11.10

My external USB drive was recognized with 10.x versions of Ubuntu but since 11.x I am getting stuck, I had tried everything I read in forums but still the same error: 4956.401052] usb 2-1.4: new ...
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How can I transfer files to a Kindle Fire with a Micro-USB cable?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10, and when I connect my Kindle Fire to my computer via micro usb, it is not recognized automatically. Other usb devices, such as my ipod and digital camera, are recognized just ...
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USB memory device not detected [closed]

It used to work fine, but then one day it just would not show up. I've tried using all the USB ports. The memory stick works on other computers, and other USB devices work on this computer. Anyone ...
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How to set up multiseat network through a USB connection?

This year I started a project called the Brighter Future Project. We collected donations in the USA and used them to buy/assemble computers and bring them to other places with more need. We are now in ...
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Is it possible to use a USB guitar interface meant for ASIO on Windows with Ubuntu?

I have the peavey xport usb guitar interface. It comes with an installation CD to set it up with ASIO drivers on windows. Would it be possible to use the interface on ubuntu so that I could make use ...
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Is it possible to use an old computer that just has the possibility to use an USB interface WiFi?

I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 with on an old computer which is not very powerful, it has no WiFi on the mother board. I would try to use an USB interface WiFi and I've seen many interfaces on the market but ...
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How do I disable file sorting on usb drives? [closed]

Are there any file managers that allow unsorted folders on usb drives? I can select manual sort on my hard drives fine, but when I connect a usb mass storage device the option for manual sort is gone ...
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Dell N7110 i7 overheats and doesn't boot when anything is plugged into the USB3 port [closed]

When i plug in any devices (mouse, keyboard) into usb 3.0 system dell n7110 overheats and fan goes crazy with terrible noise. So i'm using 1 usb 2.0 slot now with a usb hub. It doesn't solve the ...
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Can I install Ubuntu from a external hard drive?

I have a very simple question... Is it possible to install Ubuntu from a external harddrive? If it is where can I get information on to do it? Thanks in advance for any help.
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How to disable automount in nautilus's preferences

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bits) and I do not want to mount automatically USB thumb drives in my system. I tried the command dconf-editor and gconf-editor but there isn't the icon to disable it in ...
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How do I 'see' an external USB drive connected directly to my Broadband Router?

This is a very frustrating problem! I have a small home network with several dual boot Ubuntu / Windows computers. I have recently upgraded my Broadband connection and the new router permits the ...
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Backing up a VM server to an external USB drive

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server running my VMs on kvm/qemu. I've been manually pausing my VMs (using virt-manager gui) and then copying the /var/lib/libvirt folder to an external usb drive at ...
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How to copy usb stick with multiple partitions?

I have a usb stick with two partitions FAT 32 adn ext3. First one is used to boot from using SystemRescueCD. Second one contains the image I use with image recovery tool. I have to copy such an usb 10 ...
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How do I get a UDTT704D USB tv tuner working?

I am a new Linux user. I have an UDTT704D USB TV tuner but I can't watch TV on my Ubuntu install. I have tried several different viewers like Kaffeine and MythTV but they don't identify my tuner. ...
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Can't see ipod, even in lsusb output

Just installed 11.10 64-bit Hooked up ipod touch 2nd gen, and nothing. OS doesn't attempt to mount it, and opening a terminal and running lsusb results in it listing every device connected to my USB ...
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Nautilus keeps remounting after I “Safely Remove Drive” [closed]

Why does Nautilus automatically remount a USB Drive when I clicked "Safely Remove Drive"? It powers it down nice, then just when I'm about to unplug it, it reactivates it and remounts it! OOPS! Now I ...
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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 ...