Universal Serial Bus (USB) establishes a connection between devices and a host computer.

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WD MyBook 3TB - Gparted failed & HDD partitions recovery?

I have this new WD MyBook external HDD (USB 3.0/2.0); I created 3 partitions all of them ext3 type (~1 TB | ~1 TB | ~750 GB) I loaded lots of files all the partitions were like ~30% full on each, and ...
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Is it normal that a restart is required to mount USB after a kernel upgrade?

Sometimes I see the Linux kernel being mentioned in the list of upgrades, when running pacman -Syu (updating my packages in Arch Linux). Whenever this happens, after installation of the packages, I ...
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How to make a system lock when the USB pendrive with authentication key is removed?

Say, I have USB drive authentication up and working. So far, so hoopy. But now I want to take the next step, which is locking the machine when I eject the medium. I know there is udev I can script, ...
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Difficulty with mobile broadband device being recognized (registered as CD ROM)

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Samsung n150 netbook. I have bought a vodafone pay-as-you-go mobile broadband dongle. It is a Huawei device. I have *usb_modeswitch* installed. I installed betavine ...
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How to enable force feedback in kernel 2.6.34 - 64 bit?

The wheel is Logitech driving force DFGT. The platform: linux-dopx:/home/anisha/ # cat /etc/issue && uname -a Welcome to openSUSE 11.3 "Teal" - Kernel \r (\l). Linux linux-dopx ...
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How does the Linux kernel decide how much bandwidth to allocate to Isochronous USB endpoints?

As far as I'm aware, USB endpoints that use isochronous transfers have a 'wMaxPacketSize' parameter associated with them that is used by the kernel to guarantee a certain amount of bandwidth for the ...
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Some keys on keyboard map to numbers instead

I'm running Leenux 5.1 from a USB stick using unetbootin. It works ok, except my keyboard is messed up -- pressing k results in a 2 instead (the 2 key also types a 2). How could this happen?
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Unable to use USB through DD-WRT on a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2

I have a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2 and I'm trying to get USB support working. The original Buffalo-branded firmware would refuse to mount the USB drive, so I've followed what tutorials I've found for ...
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How to run custom scripts upon USB device plug-in?

What is the state-of-the-art method for automatically executing custom scripts upon USB device plug-in under current Linux distributions like Debian/CentOS/Fedora? For example if you want to ...
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Howto read SMS stored on a SIM card?

I have an old phone with a telephone card (SIM card) inside. The telephone has an infrared interface on the side. I want to read out my contacts and stored SMS messages from the phone, either via ...
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Distribution recommendation for USB flash disks

I'm a linux system administrator and dealing with big iron distributions like debian and redhat for a long time. I need a recommendation for a small distribution which I can install to USB flash disk. ...
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Create a Bootable (UEFI GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install

I want to create a Bootable EFI USB to install Ubuntu & Windows 7 (maybe with utilities like PartedMagic). I did that using MultiSystem previously. However, I am using GPT and Windows install ...
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Configure fstab for a bootable usb

I'm trying to clone a partition and make it a bootable usb. I've made two ext3 partitions (just like the installation I'm cloning). The first one is small and has grub/ and the kernel. The second ...
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How to keep LiveCD settings?

As I am now only able to run my machine from liveCD (Fedora XFCE 16 or Xubuntu 11.10), I would like to know if there is a way to keep the current session's settings (keyboard, wifi etc.) for a later ...
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Why do Linux and OSX require no driver to connect to an Android device?

I asked the dual question at superuser and didn't really get an answer - thought I might have better luck here. I've started down the path of tinkering with my Android phones. What's curious to me is ...
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Silicon Wave USB Bluetooth Adapter doesn't work

I have been trying to use my usb bluetooth adapter(silicon wave) on ubuntu 11.10 server, it appears in the lsusb list but it doesn't work Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0c10:0000 root@i5-PC:/home/john# ...
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Mounting USB drive that is not recognized

Using Arch Linux / XFCE, I frequently have problems with USB drives that are not properly mounted. Sometimes they automatically show up in Thunar and I can mount them with one click. However, at other ...
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How to assign USB driver to device

This question is two-fold: First, how do you manually detach a driver from a USB device and attach a different one? For example, I have a device that when connected automatically uses the ...
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USB keyboard won't work with usbhid driver

I have an HP thin client (model t5325) which runs Debian Linux (kernel 2.6.22.18-1-armel). We are testing some kiosk keyboards from Operator Interface Technology which are presenting themselves to ...
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Linux 2.6.32, busybox, Identify physical SD device

I have a USB card reader with two SD card interfaces and two USB ports (so it can also act as a USB hub) all on the same device. I am running an embedded Linux device that is unsupervised in its use ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Squeeze

Using Ubuntu, I want to install Debian Squeeze on my PC with a bootable USB stick. I found this tutorial: Plug the usb key in order to find the device location: $ df -k /dev/sdb ...
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ttyUSB0 permission changes after restart

I'm trying to install a device. I plug in the device which creates a ttyUSB0 file. When I open it in the program I need it for, it says the permission is denied. I type in terminal sudo chmod 666 ...
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Writing usb on FreeBSD to access on windows

How can I write "stuff" into USB drive on FreeBSD such that, the "stuff" is accessible in Windows [yes my wife still uses that :( ] and Ubuntu?
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Restart USB (ehci) in Fedora 14

I am looking for a way in Fedora 14 to restart the USB system so that all USB devices disconnect and reconnect to the OS (due to some slightly dubious USB peripherals that I have no choice but to ...
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Power off USB storage device/port to avoid power consumption

A connected USB storage device, even if unused (unmounted, etc.), consumes power. How can I turn it off / turn its power off so that it doesn't consume power as if it was disconnected, but without ...
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Mount printers at /dev/usb and still use CUPS

Due to a new version of CUPS, I suddenly lost the direct path to my printers that was previously available under /dev/usb/lpXXX. I used this to print directly from the command line. echo "test" > ...
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How can I direct input from two keypads to two respective terminals on one computer?

I want to connect two usb keypads to the same computer (Linux). Then I want to open 2 consoles #1 and #2 and execute one process on each one of them. Then I want to receive input from keypad #1 on ...
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Getting input from a USB device listed with lsusb

I have a CF-1KB barcode reader connected to an RS232 to PS/2 adaptor and a PS/2 to USB adaptor. I'm not sure how the device works so I'm trying to figure it out by looking at what information I'm ...
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Adding files to a cell phone connected via USB

My goal is to add files (in particular, a ringtone) to my LG GS170 cell phone. I'm running Ubuntu linux (and crunchbang on another machine, but the same problem persists there). When I plug the phone ...
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is it possible to recover a raid 5 array by using usb enclosures?

I had a RAID 5 (Linux software RAID) server which recently decided not to boot anymore. It seems to be a motherboard problem possibly due to not being protected by a UPS during a power failure. It ...
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How to reattach USB thing after safely ejecting?

So, you just ejected your SD card with the 'safely eject' option (in my case in palimpsest GUI). Then you proceed with your deeds that required the device out of the computer, and are ready to insert ...
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How to switch HP printer from CDROM mode to Printer/Scanner mode

I have an HP multifunction printer/scanner M1123 MFP. I installed the latest hplip that should support it and also hp-plugin. However, when I plug the device in, I only see a CDROM detected in dmesg. ...
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Samson Meteor Mic under Linux/ALSA

Has anybody gotten a Samson Meteor Mic working under Linux/ALSA? I tried to google it but I found no mention of Samson Meteor under Linux at all. Kernel/ALSA/Audacity see the device. Unfortunately I ...
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How to get my USB key to auto mount

I'm currently working in a command line only environment. When I plug my USB key in, I see a new device file in /dev: ... sdi sdi1 ... If I simply sudo mount /dev/sdi1 /media/tmp, and umount it ...
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Install Slackware on a USB Pendrive

I have a nice, smooth flash drive which requires a mounting of a DVD ISO image for Slackware to install. For whatever reason, Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator refuses to notice the iso, so I can't use ...
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Detect bad USB cable

Is it possible to detect with confidence via command line that the USB cable is damaged? I tried to connect my printer and it's not printing with this cable, I guess that the culprit is the USB cable. ...
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Determine the USB port to which my Mobile is connected?

I tried the following commands, but couldn't find the name of USB port $ lsusb Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 ...
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Installing FreeBSD from USB-Stick boots but later can't find the USB-Stick

When trying to install FreeBSD 8.2 from USB memory stick the kernel boots from the USB-Stick and the installer menus work and let me partition and everything. However when it comes to actually ...
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How can I switch to my USB headset automagically when it's plugged in?

I'm running Funtoo Linux, a Gentoo derivative. My two new Plantronics USB headsets (one wired, one wireless) work nicely. I plug one in, ALSA notices it, and if I manually set an application to use ...
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Can't see files on my cell phone

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 as my cell phone and Debian Squeeze as my desktop. When I connect them using USB, Debian recognize it and allows to open it with file manager. Problem: it displays only ...
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Installing Fedora from USB key

How do I load a Fedora DVD iso onto USB so I can install it from there. I've tried dd as in here: Fedora instructions but for some reason this didn't work. Here's what I've tried: sudo dd ...
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Change /dev/sd* for USB Linux install?

I am trying to install Scientific Linux 6.1 (which is literally RedHat Enterprise Linux without the branding) by booting its installer from my USB drive. The installer starts fine, but two things ...
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If I connect a physical device, how can I ever know which device file belongs to it?

Say I plug in several USB drives which don't get automatically mounted. How can I find out which device file belongs to which physical device, so I can mount it for example? I'm running Mac OS X but ...
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Linux support for new Sony Vaio Z external graphics card?

The new Sony Vaio Z series laptop comes with a media dock that has a USB connection (Light Peak) to an external AMD Radeon graphics card. What is the support for devices like this in Linux?
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Make kernel detect garmin device

I'm trying to connect a usb garmin forerunner device to my system, but the usb device is not detected. I have loaded the following mods: garmin_gps 11544 0 usbserial 25449 ...
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Disabling USB ports in Linux

Recently my motherboard's built-in USB ports started malfunctioning. On Windows it said power surge in USB port, and in Linux it says nothing but also in Linux USB ports malfunction. So I installed a ...
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Debian and TI usb3410

I have a TI usb3410 usb device (it is a TI MSP-FET430UIF programmer), when connected to my debian machine (running squeeze 2.6.32-5-amd64) it shows up in dmesg as [ 3159.380099] usb 2-1: New USB ...
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Bootable USB appearing as HDD not Removable Device

I have a unique problem with an older Toshiba satellite laptop that happens to be a LegacyFree laptop meaning you can't access the bios via the normal F2, Del, Esc, etc. I can only select a boot ...
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WD 'elements' disk spins down, disappears

I have a 1TB Western Digital Elements USB drive connected to a sheeva plug with Debian installed. I use autofs for auto mounting USB drives. Here are the options I currently use. usb1 ...
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Can I easily remount an external USB drive without unplugging it?

Sometimes, a USB drive (or equivalent) that I have plugged in to my machine gets unmounted. Now, I know I could unplug it and plug it back in to remount it, but is it possible to easily do it from ...