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

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ubuntu usb sound card sometimes recognized and sometimes not at boot

I have a linux ubuntu 12.04 server machine which works with an usb sound card. When rebooting the machine, sometimes the usb sound card is recognized and sometimes not, I cannot figure out a reason ...
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FreeBSD USB devices - given /dev/da* device is on which speed?

I use machine with USB 2 and USB 3 ports, and I have USB 3 external disk which works perfectly in term of speed (I use it as backup drive so during the night new files are nicely transfered to this ...
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How can I format a thumb drive so that I delete all existing files?

I have a usb thumb drive that I want to reuse. How can I format it?
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RT2800USB wireless adapter stops scanning

I have a Linux machine, and I'll switch between using an RTL8187 based card, and a RT2800USB based card (the cards are both USB dongles by the same manufacturer). I've loaded the drivers for both ...
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Converting a bootable USB into an ISO image

I know how to make a bootable USB, but how does one make an ISO image out of a bootable USB?
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Is it necessary to enable CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD , when there's only USB 2.0 ports

Is it necessary to enable CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD on a system that has USB 2.0 port only ? I'm not sure those devices present , e.g bluetooth , camera use that driver ? Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 ...
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Mimo 2G USB Monitor and cheap computer (Raspberry Pi?) [closed]

I have a Mimo 2G USB Monitor (UM-710S I believe) which I got in college due to the lack of space for a real second monitor in the dorm. Now I don't really have a use for it, so I thought of ...
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How can I uniquely identify which device is on USB `hub 6-0:1.0: port 2`?

How can I uniquely identify which device is on USB hub 6-0:1.0: port 2? I receive messages in my dmesg every now and then and I want the system to tell me which device is connected to that port. ...
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Udev triggers are not firing on insert of CF card into USB card reader (anymore)

I've got a udev rule that triggers a shell script that copies photos off my CF card when I insert the card into my USB card reader. This worked fine for a while. But after a recent upgrade it has ...
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USB 3G Modem for embedded Linux?

I am fairly new to Linux world, I have to develop an application on embedded Linux which sends data over internet. I have to choose a USB 3G modem with a SIM card holder. I would appreciate if anyone ...
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Swap alt and windows key except when using an external keyboard

On my laptop the Alt and Windows keys are in the opposite positions that I'd prefer them in. Swapping them is fairly easy. However, my external (USB) keyboard has the Alt and Windows keys in the order ...
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Launching Gentoo from external hard drive

I have an external hard drive (Transcend TS500GSJ25M - not sure M1, M2 or M3, but guess it's M1) and I'd like to install Gentoo on it. It's pretty easy, using genkernel, though it compile a lot of ...
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Is there any “non live” distribution of Linux that can be run from a USB drive, AND allow access to files from Windows?

I tried installing a "pen drive" version of Ubuntu from PenDriveLinux.com, but since it was a modified version of Live Ubuntu (i.e. that usually runs from a CD), it had some kind of custom ...
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Bluetooth pairing hangs up the system in debian

Whenever I try to pair bluetooth in debian using bluetooth-agent command, the system hangs up and I am unable to do anything with it. When I ask for access from my remote laptop it gives the message ...
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How to power off USB stick or MMC card under linux?

Usually I just unmount the usb stick or mmc before unplugging it but I'd prefer to turn the power off before doing so. I think Windows does this, so the hardware should allow for turning off the power ...
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Which driver for USB enclosure should I install?

I'd like to connect my old harddrive to my laptop via USB enclosure. I connected it but it only produced strange sounds, so I thought that the enclosure is corrupted. I connected the enclosure to ...
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mtp-detect doesn't detect my Sony Ericsson phone

I used to have a Samsung Galaxy Fit that worked out of the box with Banshee. I recently bought a new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, I tried to sync it using Banshee, but it doesn't show up. It does ...
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Fast distro which only allows a USB boot?

Older PCs BIOS don't have the ability to boot from USB and there is no upgrade from the motherboard manufacturer that makes that possible. Usually I load UNetbootin to make the USB bootable. Since ...
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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. ...