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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Is there a way to share my computer's Internet connection with my Android through USB?

Is there a way to share my desktop Internet connection with my Android 2.2.1 using the phone data cable?
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Why can I not see my USB connected Android device over SSH?

I have a computer running Mythbuntu 11.04, and it has Banshee 2.0 installed on it. I also have an Android phone that I use as a music player. I want to get Banshee and Android talking to each other ...
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Boot time over 20 minutes on a virtual server

I have a virtual server hosted by professionals with Ubuntu 10.04 installed. It is a standard server installation with LAMP package and no custom modifications. After recent updates via aptitude boot ...
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Intermittent (each startup) Wi-Fi with an Edimax EW-7318USg [closed]

Firstly, Wi-Fi works 100% of the time on my Ubuntu netbook, my Android phone and my Windows install (on the same computer/USB-wifi device), so I don't think this can be a router issue... It would be ...
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Issue about pl2303 on Ubuntu 8.04

When i send data via /dev/ttyUSB0 which is created by the driver pl2303 , it is always sending the data that is last time i wondering send. That meaning : if i type the command as below: echo hello ...
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Can udev be used (udev rules) to whitelist certain usb devices?

Can udev be used (udev rules) to whitelist certain usb devices? What I mean is that only devices in a list I create (containing device IDs that I can obtain with lsusb) will be passed on / processed ...
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Wireless Logitech M305 mouse won't work [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15(something) laptop running Ubuntu 11.04 (downloaded two days ago). However my wireless Logitech M305 mouse doesn't work. It's a USB port wireless mouse with the driver in the ...
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Accessing home directory of encryted ubuntu. Its on a USB stick and refuses to boot

I have a ubuntu system that refuses to boot. I cant seem to fix it. The system is on a USB stick and I need to access the home directory on it, but it is encrypted.
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How to configure my GE wireless mouse? [closed]

I just upgraded to natty, I've a Dell Inspirion 1300, working faily well, BUT after the dist-upgrade my General Electric Wireless mouse (97663 Rev.S3) stoped working. It uses an USB dongle to recieve ...
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Modification on USB bootable drive

A USB bootable drive discards all modifications made at shutdown. Is there a way to save it? If possible, how will that affect a version installed on to a different hard disk using that USB drive?
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How to go about trying to access files stored on mobile phone (via USB)?

I'd like to transfer files (photos and audio mainly) from my phone, to my Ubuntu PC. Unfortunately upon plugging it in (through Micro USB) nothing is automatically mounted. If I insert a memory card ...
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Copying files to SD card not saving

I am copying 486 items, totalling 2.9 GB, from a folder on my desktop, to a microSD 16 GB card via a USB card reader. The tranfer completes fine. I then do a safely remove (have also tried eject and ...
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Why can't I read drives properly?

I installed Natty and my perfectly functioning Ubuntu has stopped working - specifically, it has stopped reading disks. I think the problem has to do with Disk Utility not loading (though Ubuntu can ...
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How can I play mp4 files from a USB live iso?

How can I play mp4 files from a USB live iso of Ubuntu 11.04? I can mount my external hard drive, but totem wouldn't allow me to play my mp4 files. Trying to find the ubuntu restricted packages with ...
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Working USB wifi 802.11n 5GHz network adapter in Ubuntu?

Does anybody have a personal recommendation for a USB wifi network adapter that: has decent Linux drivers supports 802.11n speeds will connect to a wifi signal in the 5GHz band? I've spent some ...
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How can I set up my DisplayLink USB video adapter without having to create and edit an Xorg.conf?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to plug it in, be prompted for apt to get the necessary driver package, and just have to logoff/login or restart to get the monitor connected to the DisplayLink (or any ...
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How to create a bootable install on USB with the minimal CD?

How can I create a bootable installer on USB with Ubuntu 11?
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'lsusb' command doesn't render anything in the Terminal and just stays idle [closed]

This stems from my problem with my mouse. Sometimes during usage my mouse will just die on me (the red laser still on). When I unplug it and replug it in, the laser doesn't come back on. Not even ...
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External USB hard drives - what speeds should be expected?

Given the number of questions ive seen about slow usb transfer speeds I have to wonder what speeds should one be expecting for a 'typical' usb2 and usb3 hard drives? A side question would be what ...
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How to connect USB monitor? [duplicate]

I have a Mimo monitor and it runs USB. I tried and failed and I don't know what to do......All i get from the USB screen is just a green screen. Anyone could help me?
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USB Audio on 0 volume on startup

I have a USB Audio system, on every system start, its volume is zero. I cannot set it with the regular sound widget in the notification area but have to use alsamixer in the terminal. Any ideas why ...
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Canon LIDE 110 - lsusb sane-find-scanner

I'd like to use a Canon LIDE 110 scanner under Ubuntu 10. Here are the results of lsusb and sane-find-scanner: $ lsusb Bus 008 Device 002: ID 1532:001a Razer USA, Ltd Bus 008 Device 001: ID ...
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How to access the SD card through my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Phone?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc phone and I cannot access its SD card through the USB cable provided. I have set the USB connection mode to MSC yet when I connect the phone to my computer I cannot ...
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suspend to RAM stopped USB speakers

I use a Teufel C 200 USB System on Natty, which worked fine with Mavarick and Natty so far. A couple minutes ago, I did a suspend to RAM, woke the computer up a little later and the speakers to not ...
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Problems transferring great amount of data to SD card of Android phone [closed]

I have a HTC Desire rooted with CyanogenMod 7 and a 16GB microSD card. When I copy great amount of data from Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits to this phone via USB, the speed is low (~1'2 MiB/seg) and sometimes ...
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What should I do if lsusb hang without any output?

While diagnosing a problem with lirc I tried to list the USB devices on my system by running lsusb and it simply hang there without displaying anything. I can't even close it with Ctrl+C, I have to ...
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“fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” error

I am running a 64bit laptop and i am trying to install ubuntu 11.04 from both a usb and cd. However, when I click either install from disk or try ubuntu I get to a black screen with this: fixing ...
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How to ignore assigning /dev/cdrom to specific device?

I have a HDSPA USB stick from Vodafone for mobile broadband, a HUAWEI model K3520 (in some places also designated E169 I think) which works just fine in Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" (amd64). This device is ...
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When I create a bootable USB device, does “Startup Disk Creator” use all the space on the device?

I want to put a bootable image of Ubuntu on my USB device. I'm following the directions on ubuntu.com. My USB device has 500Gb or something. Does it have to use all of the space? Or is there a way ...
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Which USB WiFi dongles support Ad-Hoc mode out of the box (without installing additional drivers)? [closed]

Which USB WiFi dongles support Ad-Hoc mode on Ubuntu 10.10 out of the box (without installing additional drivers)? I am having difficulty finding USB WiFi dongle which supports Ad-Hoc mode. I would ...
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Can't find external CD/DVD in Virtual Box/Windows XP mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox If this is the wrong forum I apologize. As I mentioned in another Question, I am new to Linux but will never go back to Windows! The internal ...
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ISO to USB || Ubuntu to Windows [closed]

Trying to get a Windows 7 ISO to be written to a bootable USB from my Ubuntu installation, but it seems all the USB creators are for writing other Linux distributions, and the ones for Windows can ...
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Installing BSNL UTStarCom 300R2U ADSL2+ Modem via USB port

anoop@blackTiger:~$ lsusb Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0451:6060 Texas Instruments, Inc. RNDIS/BeWAN ADSL2+ Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00cb ...
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How do I get a D-Link DWA-140 usb wlan working?

I just installed natty beta 1 and my d-link dwa-140b2 usb wlan dongle doesn't work any more. Any ideas for how to fix it? This is what I get in syslog Apr 12 20:00:16 agda kernel: [ 118.779178] ...
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Why does deleting a file on a USB stick not free up space?

I have an HP pen-drive that has 16GB space. If I add a file to it, and then I delete that file, the free space of that deleted file doesn't get applied. The only way I've found to see that space as ...
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How do I autosuspend a usb device?

I am trying to follow the instructions on Lesswatts, to enable usb autosuspend. When I run powertop, it says, that I have a device (USB device 2-6 : 2.4G Multimedia Wireless Kit (Chicony)) that is ...
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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 ...