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 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 ...
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Can't access external hard drives or thumb drives

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my laptop. Everything is working great however USB devices such as thumb drives and external hard drives wont show up. I have been looking around a bit and when I ...
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External USB 2.0 drive formatted as ext4 periodically “freezes” if files are not read or written

I have an external USB 2.0 harddisk (Seagate 9SD2A2-500) that periodically "freezes" when files on the drive are not written to or read within approximately five minutes. The drive is formatted as ...
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How can I use an Epson Stylus C64 printer?

The Epson Stylus C64 is a USB printer. How can I install this so that I can print documents?
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Two identical USB drives auto-mount with different owner group permissons, but why?

UPDATE: (solved- sort of} See my answer below I have 2 identical USB drives which I've both formatted to identical specs using Gparted. Both have two identical primary partitions (ext4 and ...
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How do I lock/unlock my screen using my iPhone and USB dock?

My iPhone is connected via USB to my Ubuntu desktop via a dock. How do I configure it so that when I dock my phone the screen is unlocked and when removing it it locks it?
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USB devices off when i power on my laptop [closed]

I have a big problem. Sometimes (not always), when I power on my laptop, my USB devices (mouse, keyboard and other) don't work. All devices work, indicators are on, but it doesn't work in Ubuntu. And ...
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Is there a microcontroller kit that ships with development tools for Ubuntu?

I was looking around on the web for an introductory kit with a USB-based microcontroller that I could get started on. However, most of the tools I looked at were Windows-only. Are there any kits ...
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How to enable persistent option in disk creator?

I try to test natty alpha with usb. (my system is 10.04) But when I run disk creator I can not choose the option for persistent creation. Here on screenshots I saw that this is possible. Choosing the ...
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How do I get notified in my qt application about USB drive plugged in to the system [closed]

I am writing an application in Qt 4.6/4.7 where in I need to copy some files from the USB drive the moment it is connected to the system. The application while it is running, should be able to detect ...
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Slow USB transfer

The transfer of files to a usb device has been very slow. On dslreports.com, a guy has found its cause. The problem occurs when you plug a USB 1.1 device at the same USB HUB where you are using the ...
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Can I allow a Virtualbox VM to use a USB wireless network adaptor directly?

I have a Windows 7 virtual machine running on the closed-source edition of Virtualbox, which has USB support. I want the VM to directly access a USB wireless adaptor, but can't attach the adaptor ...
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What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu?

What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu? I'm thinking about buying an iPad, but I only have Ubuntu PCs these days (no Windows, no Mac), and I'm nervous that it may be too reliant on the ...
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Direct boot to a named USB device

Is there a method for adding an option line in the GRUB loader (Ubuntu 10.10) that directs the boot specifically to a named USB device? If so, can you provide an example of the line to add? This is ...
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boot existing sda1 from USB

I can manually boot my sole Ubuntu 10.10 install from my USB stick typing the following commands: set root=(hda0) linux /vmlinux root=/dev/sda1 ro initrd /initrd.img boot What I was hoping for is ...
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Configure udev to change permissions on USB HID device?

I have a USB scale, a USB HID. Currently, when it is plugged in, the permissions only allow the superuser to access it. How can I configure udev to let anybody access this device? I have the vendor ...
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How to auto mount a flash drive with root and read/write/execute privileges

I have an issue with mounting my Flash drive on Ubuntu 10.04 with write privileges. It's currently partitioned as Fat32 with Label KINGSTON but when I insert it into the Laptop it reads it as usb0, ...
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How to show notification when a usb device is inserted?

It would be good to know that when you connect a USB device like a web-cam, it notifies me that it works or not.
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How can I get a USB floppy drive to work?

I have a Toshiba USB floppy drive that I need to use under Ubuntu. When I connect it, and insert a floppy disk in it, I do not see anything mounted under Ubuntu 10.10. I was suspecting the hardware ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...
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External USB drive won't stop after shutdown

After shutdown I notice that both the USB hub and the external USB drive remain active (lights on): the next time I try to boot the system hang after grub and I have to do a hard reboot. After that ...
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Auto-mount USB after reboot

what should I do if I want that my USB key is auto-mounted after reboot? I mounted it on /media/corsair, but after reboot it is gone...
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Usbmon module missing?

I am trying to monitor the USB traffic in Ubuntu 10.0.4. According to many websites, the usbmon is already included in the kernel, but typing modprobe usbmon. It will return "Can't find module". Do I ...
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How to make an USB port work as USB 2.0 after it had a keyboard attached to it at boot time?

If I attach an USB keyboard (I usually do it before turning the computer on), then detach the keyboard and attach an USB HDD, it takes very long for the HDD to be detected and mounted and after all it ...
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USB drive doesn't unmount [closed]

When I unmount usb in nautilus elementary(using unmount button) sidebar it restarts rather than unmounting !
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USB blocks suspend on a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H with ATI SB700/SB800

Following on from question 12397, I'd still like to get suspend working on my Phenom II X6 / GA-890GPA desktop machine running current Maverick. When I run pmi action suspend the machine doesn't ...
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Why does wifi drop out constantly?

With any version of Ubuntu I try it seems that I have an issue with wifi. Try as I might, I cannot make the wifi stay connected. I have since installed iwScanner and I can see that my wifi network is ...
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Does Ubuntu support USB 3.0?

I have a Western Digital My Book 3.0 - 1 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, and I wanted to know if it would work on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
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How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB

I need to install Windows XP on my machine that currently runs Ubuntu 10.10. I have a slipstreamed ISO for XP and only a USB to boot from. I do not have access to another Windows machine, and my ...
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USB mouse late to load

I was using 10.04 going into this weekend and, after a kernel update, I began to observe some unreliable USB behaviour: namely, my USB mouse is extremely late to the party (usually turns on several ...
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How do I connect to a wireless network using a TP-Link TL-WN321G USB adapter [closed]

I'm having troubles connecting to the Internet with my new wireless USB adapter. Although I can see via the NetworkManager all the wireless networks around me, it fails to connect to any of them. I'm ...
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Two external hdd but one does not get recognized

I have two HDD on my ubuntu machine. One is a maxtor 320Gb and the other is a verbatim 1.5Tb. While it automatically recognizes the first one as sdb1 it doesn't recognize the latter. I can't see it on ...
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Updating TomTom GPS devices?

Has someone succeed in update of tomtom devices on ubuntu ? I tried with an install of Windows XP sp3 in virtualbox PUEL, the device is correctly regognised but when I install new maps files, I have ...
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USB Drive speed testing app with test options

I know there is a benchmark in the Disk Utility app, but I need something with a few more options. Some of my USB Drives are exhibiting weird results which may be due to testing patterns etc, so some ...
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USB Mouse stutters periodically

I'm using an HP dv6000 (not sure of exact model) with a pretty basic Logitech wireless laptop mouse. From time to time, the USB mouse will be very stuttery and less responsive. Not all clicks register ...
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Sharing files with a dd-wrt router

I plan to buy a new wifi router with the intention of installing dd-wrt right away. One of the features I plan to use is attaching a USB harddrive to the router and using it to backup (using rsync) my ...
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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not ...
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How can I sync files when I plug in my USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I keep a folder synchronized to an external USB hard drive in Ubuntu? I was thinking it would be EXTREMELY useful if I could sync the files between a folder on ...
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Can I use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter?

If I get an Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, will Ubuntu be able to use it?
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Choppy/unresponsive keyboard and mouse pointer until suspend

I had a problem where my mouse and keyboard would be choppy. The mouse pointer would work at "1-2 fps" and the keyboard would keep missing letters as i was typing them. Since both are USB-Devices, i ...
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USB drive Login token system?

Is it possible to have a USB drive function as a login token? IE: I turn on my computer, plug the USB drive into my system and the system recognises it and logs me in? Likewise, logs me out should ...