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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 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 ...
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Format password protected USB flash on ubuntu

My flash disk is password protected. When I plugged it into my Ubuntu machine I didn't see the flash disk appear, but when I plugged it into Windows I can see the drive but can't open the drive. It ...
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Installing GRUB2 on one bootable USB stick

Hi have tried installing Ubuntu and a few other Linux Distro's without luck on one USB stick. I have seen other solutions but they only work with ISO images. What I need to do is to install GRUB2 on ...
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How do I execute a file from a FAT USB drive?

I'm trying to install a portable app onto my USB drive such that it is compatible with both Ubuntu and Windows (specifically, a program called eToys). Support is already built into the app for both ...
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Trying to make file executable on USB, but the permission doesn't “stick” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? I'm using LastPass as my password manager, and I use Sesame for multifactor authentication. On Windows this was ...
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Looking for USB VGA Adapter that works for sure?

I can't seem to get a straight answer on this. I would like to add a 3rd display onto my laptop + external monitor setup. While my current setup (Thinkpad X201) has an open VGA port (am using the ...
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Behringer UCA202 USB Sound Card doesn't work on resume [closed]

When resuming from suspend, where sound output was set to PCM2902 Audio Codec Analog Stereo (USB UCA202 device output to stereo system.) Then sound will not resume. It is not muted. I have to ...
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How to access to cisco's serial port using an usb-adapter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if my serial adapter card is working? I should connect to a Cisco Router by serial port, someone suggested me to use an usb-adapter, I did it. Of ...
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How can I install without a USB drive?

How can I install Ubuntu Netbook Edition without ceating a USB drive? Can I have Windows and Ubuntu at the same time?
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Can not update Natty running from a USB stick [closed]

In a blogpost Jono explained a nice way to test the latest version of Natty. Under point four he proposes: Step 4: Update Although you installed the latest daily you should ensure it is up to ...
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Does not recognize usb sticks and drives

When connecting any usb stick to my thinkpad ubuntu 10.10 does not recognize them. I don't see anything on the desktop. the output of "dmesg | tail -n10" gives me: [ 1965.696388] hub 1-0:1.0: unable ...
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unable to access usb device [closed]

I'm reading my boot logs, at /var/log trying to understand why the boot process is taking so long. I found that the system can't access many usb devices, but can't understand why. Is there a way to ...
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Automatic syncing USB HD drive to local HD (different computers) [closed]

I have a desktop PC at work, and a laptop at home.... or elsewhere. What I want to do is use a USB HD to store my documents (about 130 Gb, maybe more). That would serve as backup and also port my ...
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How can I connect to my TI-89 calculator?

I'd like to transfer data to and from my TI-89 Titanium that connects via a USB cable. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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Mouse and keyboard slow to recognize with KVM switch [closed]

I recently started using a KVM switch, so that I can share my usb mouse and keyboard between my linux and windows notebooks, when working at my desk. My windows machine handles the switch seamlessly, ...
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`power/persist` file not found in USB device sysfs directory [closed]

The file /usr/share/doc/linux-doc/usb/persist.txt.gz mentions that the USB-persist capability can be enabled for a given USB device by writing 1 to the file persist in that device's directory in ...
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USB Microscopes

I'm interested in getting a USB microscope for my kids. So, to get to the point, does anyone know what microscopes are available that work with Ubuntu? Ideally, they should be available in the UK.
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How can I tether my android phone with pdanet to my laptop via usb?

For my iphone I was using this with pdanet to tether via usb. Now I have an android phone, also with pdanet. I'd appreciate any help. Edit My phone is a droid x. I'm using the latest OS officially ...
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USB Audio Device Loopback Through Speakers

I have a USB turntable which when plugged in to my ubuntu 10.10 machine appears in the audio settings as an input device (USB PnP Audio Device Analog Stereo) like a microphone. What I'd like to be ...
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How to diagnose usb issue

So my kern.log and syslog files filled up with tons of the below messages: [514971.000109] phy0 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x30c4 with error -108. I ...
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How to access USB in VirtualBox running Windows XP as guest OS

I have installed Virtual Box: Host OS Ubuntu 10.10 - Guest OS Windows XP. No problem so far.How can I access USB devices (scaners, printer, and others) from the guest os, windows XP.If this is not ...
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How do you install a USB CD Rom drive?

I recently purchased a USB CD ROM drive, but I don't know how to get it to work with my computer which runs Ubuntu 10.04. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00303H908/ref=oss_product When I issue the ...
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Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows?

I've had this problem for a long time and can't find a solution. I switch between the 3 OSes all the time and use a 1TB USB Drive to do so. I can't seem to find a format that is compatible across ...
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Why do I have to reconnect my usb router cable?

I have a Iball Baton ADSD2+ Router. It's working fine but the problem is when I boot into Ubuntu I have to unplug the usb cable and then plug it again, then it starts working. Why do I have to ...
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freeBSD bootable CD/USB from Ubuntu

How to create bootable CD or USB (preferably) from Ubuntu? I tried FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img from freeBSD.org with ubuntu service: Startup Disk Creator - but it fails saying: ...
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How to understand the flow of USB detection?

I would like to understand the flow of the USB events form the Kernel space to the User space (just out of my curiosity, in knowing how things are implemented). To be more clear, I would like to ...
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Can't get my Blue Snowflake Mic to work [closed]

It was working fine when I bought it. I think it was an update or something that made it stop. I don't think the Mic is broken, at least I hope not. Can anyone help? Please? I need it before ...
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Problem with wake after suspend using USB remote

I'm a linux newbie looking for some help. I'm currently setting up an XBMC HTPC using a laptop and 10.10 and all works great except for waking from resume using the power button on the remote. The ...