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

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How do I get my wireless USB mouse working

My wireless USB mouse is not plugging and playing. This is my first time using linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I'm trying to get a development environment going to learn to use the shell, Python, and other ...
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Grub and usb serial support

How to access the grub menu using a usb serial converter? I know it's possible to have grub menu in serial console, putting these lines in grub.conf: serial --unit=0 --speed=9600 --word=8 ...
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D-Link DWM-156 HSPA USB Modem doesn't work with SIM card inserted

I have a D-Link DWM-156 HSPA modem, that I bought just a few days ago. The modem has drivers in its internal storage. There are Debian packages (.deb) for both i386 and amd64, so obviously I installed ...
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When installing linux on USB Drive, which filesystem should I use to format for best performance?

I'm planning on installing Linux on a USB drive, and I was wondering which filesystem I should use to format the drive for best performance (overall responsiveness), and life of the drive?
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Assigning static device path

I have 4 flash cards plugged in, sequentially named by system: /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 I want to assign static pathes to them, so every time the system boots up their pathes will ...
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Anti-ghosting (NKRO over USB) keyboard

I've recently bought a new keyboard and was surprised to find that it didn't work in Linux. This keyboard does strange things to handle multiple key presses (anti-ghosting, a/k/a N-key rollover) over ...
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Configuring Enlightened Sound Daemon

I have a single audio source specified in ALSA as plughw:1,0 (a USB microphone) and I'd like several other processes to be able to access the source simultaneously. For various reasons, each process ...
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How can I prevent drivers from binding USB devices on a certain bus?

I have a setup with two Logitech Unifying receivers, each receiver has a keyboard bound to it. One of the receiver is to be used by the physical machine to which the devices are connected, the other ...
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Creating multiple devices from one device?

Specifically taking a USB device, which normally allows only one process to open it for reading, and clone/duplicate/replicate it so that multiple processes can open and read the input. Something ...
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cannot mount usb

I have a compiled arch kernel. As there are some files in the /root, the user has enabled usb mounting. as dmesg shows it identifies two usbs. one is plugged to keyboard. I tried these commands, but ...
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USB ports not working

Ok, got a Puppy Linux Wary 5.3. running on an old laptop with USB ports. Now, here's the strange part ... none of them work. When I stick in a USB-stick there's no reaction. Still, lsusb lists ...
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USB 500GB external drive mounted with undetermined permissions, missing data

Note: This situation is evolving. Please see the output at the end of this question for the current situation. I'm using Linux Mint 14. Recently, I repartitioned one of my hard drives, and I backed ...
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Remove USB flash-drive write-protection

I have a sports-watch which has an integrated flash-memory. This flash-memory is used to store training information. When I connect the watch to my computer using the USB cable, it's detected as ...
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Udev rules involving X11 don't run on startup

I have some udev rules written to run when I connect certain usb devices. For example, I change pointer velocity for certain mice, and change xmodmaps for particular keyboards. The scripts work well ...
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udev rule not working

I have created a udev rules which is supposed to mount a USB device, backup some datas et cleanup everything. I am actually working on a Debian server. There is the information about my usb device ...
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USB to Serial in Chrubuntu - /dev/ttyUSB0 missing

The usbserial stuff has been working so well for me in Ubuntu for a number of years that I have almost forgotten how to troubleshoot it. I just installed Chrubuntu, however, and now my usbserial is ...
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Unable to connect INTEX 3.5G (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Can anyone help me out on connecting INTEX 3.5G 7.2 Mbps (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu? Initially it is recognized as a storage device and the modprobe cmd does not create any impact on ...
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How to check if the ISO was written to my USB stick without errors?

I followed these DebianEeePC HowTo InstallUsingStandardInstaller instructions at the Debian Wiki, to write a Debian ISO to my USB. dd if=debian-*-netinst.iso of=/dev/sdX Using sha1sum, I can check ...
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How should I format a USB prior to writing an ISO to it?

I found these Debian EeePC HowToInstallUsingStandardInstaller instructions at the Debian Wiki, stating that I can install an ISO to a USB using this: dd if=debian-*-netinst.iso of=/dev/sdX Do I ...
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What filesystem should be used when transfering files between Linux systems?

I often need to move files between two Linux computers via USB. I use gparted to format the USBs. When I formatted the USB to use FAT32, the USB was unable to copy symlinks, so I had to recreate the ...
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Running Ubuntu of a USB stick. Can't install wireless driver

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my 8 gb USB stick, and got it running. It seems like I don't have the full Ubuntu OS on the stick though, and that was my intention. Anyway, I can run a "demo" version ...
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Run script on “Safely remove” action in KDE

I have a Linux box with KDE 3.5.10. I do not plan to upgrade it soon, so please don't answer that. Now, I want to run a script each time I select the "Safely Remove" option on a mounted USB ...
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Is there a way to mirror USB outputs?

I'm currently writing a program for a project. It is for a braille reading system where I have a braille display connected via USB that is controlled by a program called brltty. One of the ...
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USB Hubs and Linux

I have found over the course of 3 different distros that USB hubs simply don't work "out of the box". Is there any advice out there that can help me get my USB hub working in Crunchbang?
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lsusb outputs “Illegal Instruction” - why?

I'm trying to get a 3G USB dongle to work on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Wheezy, using a script called sakis3g. However, in trying to do this, I keep running into problems: when trying to connect ...
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Watch USB connections vendor id, product id, revision

I'd like to simply watch all devices added and removed from my system and view their USB vendor ID, product ID, and revision and other relevant information. How can I do this in Linux? Is there a ...
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Trouble communicating with FTDI FT245RL on ttyUSB0. works fine on Win7x64

I purchased a Sainsmart 4 channel USB relay board which seems to be based on a FTDI FT245RL chip. I should be easy enough to use. when you plug it in it appears as a serial port (VCP). You send it ...
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Cannot boot from usb

I bought a new computer (Samsung NP900X4D) which came with Windows 8. I want to install linux (Mint 14) but the computer lacks any optical drives, and so the only option (I'm aware of) is using a ...
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Why is USB not working in Linux when it works in UEFI/BIOS?

For background I have just built a new machine with modern hardware including: AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard 16GB RAM NVidia GTX 650 Ti Kingston SSD Given that, I tried to install ...
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USB mount doesn't work on Centos 6.4

I have a problem. After an update, my USB drives are not mounted automatically and I'm unable to mount them manually... The output of my fdisk -l command is: Disk /dev/sdb: 15.8 GB, 15762194432 ...
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How to distinguish input from different keyboards?

I want to write an application in Python that you can use with your default keyboard and a specially designed one for the application. I will design it simply by using a small numerical keyboard with ...
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Reading from USB serial port under Cygwin

I am actually using Cygwin, but it is my understanding that it responds to Unix commands so hopefully I am in the correct place. I have an Arduino hooked up via USB to my LapTop for data reading. I ...
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USB-Serial Driver(Exar Xr21v1414) Run Error

I'm currently trying to run the bellow driver in linux-3.8.3 on Exar xr21v1414 http://www.exar.com/connectivity/uart-and-bridging-solutions/usb-uarts/xr21v1410, but when i install the driver ...
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Why doesn't this udev rule trigger upon removal of the device?

I have two mice, one which has an issue where the middle mouse button and button6 get triggered simultaneously. So I configured my ~/.Xmodmap to disable this button. At the same time, however, I ...
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How to retrieve sysfs devpath of a USB flash drive given its corresponding partition sysfs path?

I have a USB flash drive connected to a hub. Its storage device partition devpath in sysfs is /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb6/6-1/6-1.2/6-1.2:1.0/host10/target10:0:0/10:0:0:0/block/sdb/sdb1. I ...
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Cannot access HDD files through Linux Mint Live USB

I have valuable info on my Ubuntu partition, but it crashed, and I tried to get to it through Live USB with Mint 14, but it says it's read only. Can I make it writable too? So I can put it on my ...
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Using screen to connect to Cisco console

I am trying to configure a Cisco (small business 300) via serial port. I read here: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6130/use-screen-as-a-terminal-emulator-to-connect-to-serial-consoles ...
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Fixed udev rules for USB modems

On gentoo i have 10 USB modems and every of them has 3 interfaces /dev/ttyUSB0, 1, 2 and so on for each modem. Sometimes their postitions can change, so it is very difficult to work with them. I'm ...
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MTS MBlaze 3G USB Dongle in Mint 14 Cinnamon

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit along with Windows 7. I have a MTS Mblaze 3G USB dongle. This dongle has 2 modes i.e., 1X mode which gives less speed up—to 30 kbp/s and a ...
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Use an USB tethered phone as network adapter

I am running CentOS 6 and was able to tether my HTC phone using a proxy called proxoid . This allows me to redirect HTTP. But how do I redirect the entire TCP traffic, e.g. if I need to setup openvpn ...
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How to load kernel module in Chromium OS?

I've installed the Chromium Vanilla by Hexxeh to a USB drive, but I can't use it on my computer because it lacks the carl9170 driver, which is needed by my adapter (a D-Link DWA-160.) I've managed to ...
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Attaching USB-Serial device with custom PID to ttyUSB0 on embedded

I'm attempting to get an FTDI USB-Serial device with a custom PID to automatically (or even manually) attach to ttyUSB%n, without much success. The device's normal VID/PID is 0403/6001. When ...
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Change value of USB “max_sectors” for an entire family of devices

I've been using Linux for a while, but only since I started using "recent" distros (ie.: anything non-Debian) I have started having I/O problems with most of my USB devices. Basically when trying to ...
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Using USB 3 controller with Linux 2.6.x

I have a laptop that has an USB controller and an SD card which I believe connected to USB3. I need to do some development on a Linux version 2.6 which doesn't support USB3. Can I use USB 3 ...
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How to get UUID for a USB drive?

I want to mount my USB to a mount point which holds the UUID name. But I don't know how to express this in a command line! Can someone help me how to do it? I have searched and found that I have to ...
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USB key not responding when inserted

I just attempted to create a USB key for Chrome OS. I followed the instructions found here. This is what I did: 1- Downloaded a .zip version of the build. 2- Extracted the .zip file which gave me a ...
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Flash disk USB Fedora installation reset counting

I have created a flash disk with pen drive Linux universal USB installer to install Fedora 18 on my system but after booting, a counter starts and then reset and never installation begin. My system is ...
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How to bind USB device under a static name?

I have an arduino which sometimes gets bound to /dev/ttyUSB0 and other times to /dev/ttyUSB1 making my script fail. I do not want to enumerate all the possibilities of where my device could be, but I ...
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What is the udev rule to allow specific thumb drive vendors?

How can I write a udev rule that whitelists specific vendors and doesn't allow other USB drives? Do I put it in /etc/udev/rules.d, or /lib/udev/rules.d? What command do I run to test if the rule is ...
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How to use one distro's live CD to install another distro?

I'm trying to install Mint Linux to a USB stick, but the Mint live CD doesn't fit on a normal CD and I don't have any DVDs available. The Ubuntu live CD does fit on a CD, so I want to use the Ubuntu ...