Questions tagged [usb]

USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. The current USB standard is USB 3.0, which supports transfer speeds of up to 625 MB/s. USB devices are plug-and-play.

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Thermal printer printing AT#PORTCFG?

I have a thermal printer plugged on the machine by USB-to-Serial: [422487.983278] usb 1-7: new full-speed USB device number 32 using xhci_hcd [422489.500951] usb 1-7: New USB device found, idVendor=...
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Mounting USB mass storage devices without root access

I was working on a project of mine and stumbled upon the USB mass storage mounting mechanism of ubuntu which confuses me quite a lot, let me explain. I had never noticed that from a terminal in order ...
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USB Wifi RTL8812AU does not work

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.10 5.3.0-29-generic. I have an RTL8812AU USB wifi that I would rather use instead of onboard AC7260. The LED on the RTL8812AU does not come on. What I tried: ...
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Infinity footpedal compatibility issue

I'm very new to Ubuntu and IT in general, so I am sorry if I'm asking a basic question! I have looked over various posts and haven't found a solution to my issue. I do transcription on Express Scribe ...
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Installing LTS 18.04.3 on MacBook Pro 2012

I am having some issues installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 on my 2012 MacBook Pro. My hard drive failed recently while using Mac OS and I would like to switch to using Ubuntu. I have bought a new SSD and am ...
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USB Dock (Pluggable UD3900) video stopped working

Been using a Pluggable UD3900 (displaylink chipset) for over two years without issues. Today, the video out stopped working. Checked all cables and tried a windows laptop - the dock is working as ...
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New boot option “Linpus Lite” showing up after trying to install grub2 to USB drive

I was trying to install grub2 to a USB drive so I could have multiple OS's on one USB drive. When I reboot now I get the grub boot menu instead of rEFInd that I installed. I looked in the EFI ...
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Pendrive appears as dev/loop. Made a boot pen drive and now I can't access it

I recently installed Ubuntu on my notebook, just to experiment how it is, then I decided to return to Windows. I downloaded the ISO and mounted on my pendrive following this video. Then an error ...
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How Can I Ensure a Safe Ubuntu Installation from a Bootable USB?

I want to re-install Ubuntu from a bootable USB, but I believe somebody is trying to break into the computer every time I try to install, and I need help figuring out how to ensure I have a clean (...
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Why is the internal hard drive not available when attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.10 from a USB drive?

When I attempt to install either Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.10 from a USB flash drive to a Dell Latitude 5500 PC with Windows 10, only the USB drive appears on the "Allocate Drive Space" screen (as sda); the ...
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How to format a USB drive showing unallocated space? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble formatting my 16GB USB stick. I've gone through most of the previous questions on this topic, but I'm not able to do it. Badblocks showed no error, Gparted is unable to create ...
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How to list device activity

I want to list or display all the activity generated by an external device. For example, all that I copied to and from it with detailed information: size, places, etc.
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HTC U11 USB tethering doesn't show up new network interface in Ubuntu 16.04

I've tried USB tethering with my HTC U11 mobile to Ubuntu 16.04 PC, but it doesn't connect. I've checked with ifconfig -a, and I don't see any new network interface (just the usual wlan, ethernet and ...
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USB mouse is dead on power on

Ubuntu 19.10 workstation, freshly installed, most recent updates. Since about a week, the mouse is dead when powering up. Usually it will be recognised after some 10+ secs and works then normally, ...
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How to open files (read-write permissions) of my Android device using Ubuntu 16 directly?

Always, when I plug in my Android device using MTP connectivity to my pc and try to open an mp3, pdf, or whatever kind of this file I end up with an error message that states, it could not read that ...
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Installing Netgear A7000 on Ubuntu 18.04.03 after fresh installation makes rebooting fail

Recently until yesterday I accidentally uninstalled all my packages and drivers leaving me without internet even from an ethernet cable. I managed to do a fresh re-installation of Ubuntu 18.04.03, ...
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Error while installing from USB

I'm trying to install Kubuntu on a brand-new hard drive, and I keep running into this error: "The following file did not match its source copy on the CD/DVD: /target/usr/lib/firefox/libmozsandbox.so ...
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USB devices and NIC not detected when hotplugging Thunderbolt 3 (Intel Icelake / Ubuntu 19.10)

I bought a brand new Acer Swift 5 notebook: SF514-54GT. This uses the new Intel 10th Gen i7-1065G7 chip accompained with an NVIDIA MX250 GPU. Pretty damn powerful. When trying to hotplug a HP ...
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Install Ubuntu 18.04 on Asus ROG Strix

BIOS version: 305. In Boot Menu I see: The system cannot find any bootable devices. Advanced mode -> Sata configuration: AHCI Security -> Secure Boot Control: Disabled Boot -> Fast Boot: ...
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WiFi USB adapter with Linux drivers not detected on Ubuntu

This product. This repo. lsusb without the adapter plugged in: mmkstarr@sqirly-syllybus:~/computers$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 007: ID 25a7:fa23 Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology ...
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GRUB freezes when I reboot with usb mouse connected

I'm running EFI dual-boot with windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.1. HP Spectre with NVIDIA graphics card. The problem only happens if I boot up and there is a flash drive or any device connected to the USB ...
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Bluetooth dongle problem

Like Bluetooth dongle problem.(probably regarding the driver) I experience the same problem that the bluetooth device won't initialize properly: $ lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0a12:...
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Why is Logitech USB Receiver using too much power?

I upgraded to Kubuntu 19.10 today. To get the most battery out of my machine, I installed and calibrated tlp. When I inspect power usages, I can see logitech usb sucks too much power. Here's a ...
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I was using gparted on ubuntu for usb-stick and mistakenly deleted 1 TB Ubuntu hard drive, all data

I was using gparted tryong format usb-stick and mistakenly deleted 1 TB hard drive. I don't know what happened. When I try to see my hard drive in nautilus, there is HD named "Recycle bin" and its ...
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How to turn off USB power saving (turning off) during suspension?

I run Ubuntu 19.10 from an external SSD but whenever I enter suspension mode (running on a laptop), the SSD will turn itself off, therefore, I won't be able to exit suspension mode without crashing ...
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External touch display is assigned wrong driver, isn't recognised as touch device

I have an HDMI + USB touchscreen/panel that is reporting itself by the wrong product (and possibly vendor) ids, and therefore the touch functionality isn't present. Instead of pointing to a touch ...
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Unable to see USB wifi

I recently upgraded Ubuntu from kernel 5.0.0-37 to 5.3.0-26 (x86_64). It seems coincident with this upgrade, my wifi USB dongle stopped working (Archer T4U). It normally has some flashing lights on ...
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Scheduled, straight files backup to USB for offsite storage?

I am helping a friend with his small office that has a great many document files stored in a single partition in directories by client names. During his time using that 'other' OS I had made this ...
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Ralink Tech MT7601U Wireless Adapter on Xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 18.04 LTS on a old PC with 2 GB RAM Corsair 800 Mhz, Intel Pentium 4 3.6. I have Windows 7 Pro installed before but to increase performance I decided to install Xubuntu. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boot error. Unable to display, GUI isn't working but CLI is

The boot works fine until the pink Ubuntu screen appears for a minute or so and then black screen shows up with some text. My problem is that the GUI display isn't opening, but the original TTY CLI ...
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uvcvideo fails to initialize/register entities for Easycamera

I've had a LENOVO 80VQ/Lenovo ideapad 710S-13IKB with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS installed for almost 2 years. I don't recall the integrated USB Easycamera ever working and recently it's begun to bother me ...
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Can't delete partition on USB Stick after using Startup Disk Creator

I created an Ubuntu install usb stick using the tool Startup Disk Creator. However I want to re-use this usb stick but I can't delete big partition this tool made, neither on ubuntu (using GParted) ...
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USB Wifi Adapter FayTun stopped working

my wifi adapter somehow stopped working (together with my graphics card) on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine. After reinstalling my Nvidia driver my graphics are working again, thats not a problem. But somehow ...
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How can I autocopy files from pendrives?

How can I autocopy files from pendrives (in the background) to a folder in my computer when I connect any pendrive to it?
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How is the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator deciding which iso files to accept as input?

The current version of the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator (in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and newer versions of Ubuntu) is easy to use. And it is a cloning tool, which makes it reliable. It seems dedicated to ...
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Map microcontrollers connected (FTDI) on physical USB port to Windows Virtual Machine in Virtualbox as COM

Host OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Virturalized: Windows 10 Things I have already done: Added $USER to the dialout group and rebooted sudo chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB* Mapped the port where my microcontroller gets ...
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What's wrong with my usb/gpsmon?

I got a mini usb GPS receiver to work... apparently... but the lat/lon is not even a possible value and I am not sure if this is a calculation issue or a hardware issue. This is the first I have tried ...
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Getting around bluetooth hardware 18.04

I recently found Bluetooth not working properly in Windows on my dual-boot Acer laptop, with the menu there but crashing when attempting to use. It still worked on Ubuntu and I assumed was a bug in ...
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Custom Ubuntu based iso won't boot if “USB Legacy Emulation” is disabled

I have a custom Ubuntu based iso which boots fine in BIOS mode on a Toshiba C55-A5310. It will also boot in UEFI mode if "USB Legacy Emulation" is enabled. With the machine is in UEFI mode and "USB ...
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Tripplite KVM switch loosesUSB connection Ubuntu 19.10

I have a Tripp Lite KVM switch; 4 port with 3.0 USB Hub. The problem is, that my dell XPS 9560 sometimes randomly looses the connection with the hub. Mouse, Keyboard etc. stops working. The USB hub ...
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Bluetooth USB adapter on ubuntu 18.04.3 - Detection successful but scanning does not work

My USB bluetooth adapter fails to detect any of my devices on Ubuntu 18.04, with all packages updated. I've gone through stackexchange and, based on my readings, tried the following commands: $ lsusb|...
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Probelms with Loading Realtek rtl8812AU driver in Ubuntu 19.10

I have a Asus USB-AC53 Nano wifi adapter that has stopped working after a recent ubuntu software update. The adapter still works on other machines. I am on 19.10 and the output of uname -a is: jon@...
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Installing Windows 10 Dual Boot AFTER installing Ubuntu, on a custom Ubuntu computer

I've spent the better part of the entire day trying to install a dual boot of Windows 10 next to my Ubuntu Installation. I've searched just about every solution to my particular problems which I will ...
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18.04: External USB3 HDD fails on the USB3 port with Ubuntu, but works OK in Windows

I have a Silicon Power external hard disk (512GB) which has a USB 3 interface. It works perfectly well with Windows with USB3 mode as well as USB2 mode. On my Toshiba (C50-A), I used to run Windows ...
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transfer windows 7 files/folders permanently

Can I transfer files/folders permanently from Windows 7 if I use a usb or Seagate to load them and then install them from that into Ubuntu? I don't want to access Windows at all anymore and I would ...
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Why is the boot device my ssd when I installed Ubuntu to my USB?

I used a live USB to install Ubuntu on a second 128gb San Disk USB. However, when i open the boot menu of my PC, it displays this: Boot menu of my PC It displays my boot devices. 1) Windows (SSD), 2)...
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HP computer won't boot from USB

I created a bootable USB drive but I can't get my computer to boot from it. Below are (1) the boot choices menu not showing the USB drive that's plugged in to the computer, and (2) the configuration ...
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usb boot disappeared

Installed Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo ideapad 320. Eliminated windows completely. Now unable to boot from either usb or cd drive -- both disappeared from boot sequence. How do I get them back?
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 USB 3 compatability

I'm hoping someone will have some advice for me as I'm confused. I have a SFF Lenovo M91p as a Media centre and would like to include a low profile USB 3.0 PCIe card. Having done various searches ...
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Why doesn't udev automatically map my usb device to the usbhid driver on every system

I have 3 systems running Ubuntu 19.10. I have a USB HID device which can be seen by each of those systems. I am using the exact udev rules file on all 3 of them: SUBSYSTEM=="usb",ATTRS{idVendor}=="...