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Windows does not install any drivers for storage devices

I have Acer Aspire 4253 laptop with windows 7 and fedora 17 installed. Recently Windows encounters errors while installing device drivers for storage devices. It fails to install drivers for pen ...
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Installing driver from custom file

I recently began reading about the autorun.inf entries on Microsoft's website. I read the section about [DeviceInstall]. It seems to give the 'device' being inserted the capability to install its own ...
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make permanant change to /sys/devices/platform/

I'm configuring my thinkpad's trckpoint using the following command: sudo echo -n 120 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/speed sudo echo -n 255 > ...
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resolutions of different devices [closed]

I am making a responsive website, and I don't know how small the screen should go before switching to a view for a different device. what are the ranges of resolutions of devices like phones, ...
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Kinect Motor Device Not Detected

I'm trying to install a kinect on Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, lsusb shows that the motor device is not detected : Bus 002 Device 009: ID 045e:02c2 Microsoft Corp. Bus 002 Device 010: ID ...
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USB pen drive not detected

I have an HP Pro 3130MT running Windows 7. My USB pen drives work fine on any other computer except this one. Sometimes is says something like "..device driver installation failed" and sometimes it ...
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What does the output of fdisk mean?

I've got a flash drive and I want to understand the properties of it as is outputted from fdisk. I inserted it and check the dmesg and I could see that it was mounted as /dev/sdb1 so I ran fdisk to ...
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Windows 8 Devices - Shortcuts

Just bought a cheapo 15.5 Vaio with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I was able to pair it with a Philips wireless headset and it was great. Thing is, each time I want to use this headset, I need to do this ...
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Run Audio Devices at same time win7

Is there possible too use: exempel: Spotify on one sound card and a game in annother sound card? at the same time?
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FreeBSD seems doesn't see my dlink wlan at all

I have a PC with a Dlink wireless PCI device in PCI slot. The LEDs are blinking, but when I boot FreeBSD I can not see the device in dmesg. Why? is it a BIOS issue? It's pretty ancient hardware. I ...
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What is device COM-MID1 in my router settings?

I see this listed in my home router: Device : COM-MID1 It has an IP address, but is not connected. Could this be anything to do with me trying to connect a TV to my home network? Just in case it's ...
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What exactly are device drivers and INFfiles?

I know that a device driver is a piece of software that enables the OS to communicate with a piece of hardware, but recently I've heard about INF files and have gotten quite confused. Some sources say ...
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nVidia Device missing in my Vaio

I own a Vaio VGN-SZ38GP which came with two gfx cards, nVidia and Intel. Display is regulated through the stamina-speed switch present on the laptop. Stamina switch is for Intel gfx and speed switch ...
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Accessing computers on second router from first router

For some reason, the IP addresses of devices connected to my second router are invisible to the system connected to the first router. For the second router however, I can view the systems connected ...
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On Linux, is devices order constant?

For example will sda2 be sda2 on every boot? What about NICs? Will eth0 always be the same card?
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Computer to act as keyboard

Title explains it. Imagine this example, Host computer connects to a Client computer via male/male usb connection. Client computer acknowledges this connection as a new device, in this case a ...
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Windows 8 constantly plays the Device Connect sound [duplicate]

On my PC, Windows 8 keeps playing the Device Connect sound (Windows Hardware Insert.wav) - a slightly discordant sequence of 3 notes. This is at least every 1-2 minutes, but can be up to every ten ...
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Track down internet PCs communication using network media devices? [closed]

We have a little argue here about is there a way for internet providers to trace your traffic using the network media devices they are using. Some of the folks say that if you are using an other ...
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How can I make a local USB audio device function as a “play-to” device supported by windows 8?

As a followup to this question: How do I use different audio devices for different apps in Windows 8? I can play music from the XBox Music app on a different computer or network speakers via the ...
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Is it possible to set the device containing a linux root filesystem to always be detected as a specific block device?

I have a bootable linux thumb drive meant to deploy linux OS images and I've been having problems with the thumb drive occasionally changing the /dev/sd device it mounts as, wreaking havoc with the ...
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Windows 8 will only recognize the Blu-Ray drive, if the Windows 8 disc is present at boot time

If I have the install disc in the Blu-Ray ROM drive at boot time and subsequently remove the disc and replace it with Blu-Ray media, everything functions as I’d expect. However, if I have no media ...
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How do internet services determine the device type?

I'm at my partner's lodgings at her university, and they use a proxy (I think, at least) running Ask4. I don't know the exact structure of their network, but it's likely to be some sort of proxy. The ...
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What is the difference between /dev/usb, /proc/bus/usb and /sys/bus/usb?

In terms of content, what is the difference between these 4 folders? /dev/usb /proc/bus/usb /sys/bus/usb /sys/class/usb_device I found many symlinks between those folders, many redundant ...
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Which disk is \Devide\HarddiskX\drX?

I'm randomly getting errors in the System Log about a "Controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3"; this may be of course a driver error, a NTFS error, or, more seriously, a failing disk. But I have ...
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Show unused device driver

When we plug in the usb game pad, it installs the device driver and starts to show up in the device manager. Can we somehow extract the driver from the device and install it such that it shows in ...
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I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed

I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed. I have done everything step by step following the Window Help and support, Compaq ...
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Why is My USB ports not connecting anything?

When I open my Device Manager to my Sony Vaio under Other Devices there is a Base System Device with a yellow Exclamation point beside it, What could that driver be because I cant connect anything to ...
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USB 3.0 ports backwards compatibility problems with 2.0 devices?

I see some info on the net that suggest that I should be able to get my USB 2.0 devices to work in 3.0 ports. I only have two 2.0 ports on my new computer, and six 3.0 ports. I have installed ...
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User interface navigable via game controller [closed]

I am not sure if this is the most apt place to ask this question, but I looked through all the sites so here goes. I am repurposing an old desktop as a media center PC using Ubuntu(for the time ...
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How is /dev/zero created and how can I make variants like /dev/one?

I read the mknod man page, which is (as far as I can tell) what you would use to make a character device like /dev/zero, but I don't see how you would get it to yield an infinite stream of zero bits ...
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How to disable “Automatically search for drivers and install” in Windows 7

I connected my TI-89 to my Windows 7 system, and apparently it is not plug-and-play. There was a link to a Windows configuration setting made available that gave the option to automatically search ...
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How to fix Windows 7 device removal notification loop

Bit of an odd one this. One of our PCs is getting caught in a loop some time after being turned on, usually after a USB storage device has been attached - sometimes an iPod, sometimes a GPS. ...
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Wireless Connection unstable with multiple devices connected

My wireless network works perfectly when only 1 device is connected. Super fast, full strength. But as soon as multiple devices are connected to the wireless network the connections become unstable ...
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cabinet rack that holds computer, router, and wires

Is there such a cabinet that will allow me to place my router, computer, devices inside and have all all the power cables plugged inside into a power socket then have one master power cord that gets ...
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Format of Linux device name (in /dev)

Is there a format of names of devices in /dev. I know there are conventions like sd maps to a disk. I was wondering however if the kernel forces a specific format? I noticed when I tried to attach a ...
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What happens if I write to a device other than a disk?

I know, I can write to a hard disk just using dd command in Linux, such as dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb. Since, every device is represented as file in Linux, I wonder what might happen if I ...
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Audio Equalizer affecting FRAPS recording - Is there a way to create my own playback device?

Using Win7, A corsair vengeance 2000 headset and teamspeak. For about 2 weeks now, FRAPS is being affected by the equalizer settings I entered in the Corsair software. This means that when I play ...
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Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass ...
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Selectively sync Outlook mail subfolders with mobile device

In ActiveSync and Windows XP, I could select which Outlook 2010 sections and mail subfolders I wanted to synchronize with my HTC phone. I can't find a similar option in Windows 7 Sync Center. My ...
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Where to look for devices for writing devices drivers in linux?

I am thinking of getting my hands dirty with Linux kernel by writing drivers for some real devices for which there are no drivers available currently. The device specification should also be freely ...
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How to get a list of connected devices?

I'm experiencing a strange phenomenon. Every now and then (perhaps once per hour on average) my Win7 box emits the "Device connected" system sound (the one you get when you plug in a USB device) for ...
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Turn User Agent into Device Information

I have a list of user agents which visited my website. And I would like to turn them into user statics such as which browser and os are reaching the most to my website. For Example: I have one user ...
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Scanning through the Network

Our office uses a Toshiba estudio2830c to scan to the network and to send and receive faxes. Most days the scanning works correctly however there are some days when it takes almost hours for a staff ...
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How can I list Ubuntu disks by a unique identifier?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS inside a VM running on VMware Workstation 8.0.4. When I try to view the disks attached to the machine by their ID nothing shows up but the CD-ROM drive. I listing the ...
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How do I prevent USB flash drive from getting a new Linux device name after wake from sleep?

I'm booting Linux from a USB flash drive on my laptop. Everything runs fine until I put the laptop to sleep. When it wakes up, suddenly the USB flash drive gets a different device name, and ...
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Monitor hardware change events

I have a laptop that periodically notifies me that some piece of hardware was installed/removed by playing the little ba-dum sound. I have no idea what hardware is changing - I am not adding or ...
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Why obfuscating a serial number of a device? What is the risk?

In one of my xx.stackexchange questions I've got an answer, in which the user has obfuscated his disk's SN (serial number). Recently I have seen this in several photos as well, the SN was blurred out. ...
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Internal USB (4 pin) on external (9 pin) header

I want to transfer some internal peripherals (Wifi card, RF receiver) from my current mo-bo to a new one. Upon inspection it turned out they all have 4-pin internal USB connectors, connected to the ...
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GNU/Linux: Get USB device UUID & overwrite it

I want to make key dongle from USB micro-receiver. I want to know it's UUID (and if that's possible - overwrite it's UUID). Does anyone know how to do it without modifying hardware?
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Configure permissions for /dev/ttyUSB0

I'm trying to communicate with an Arduino from Ubuntu 12.04. When plugging in the USB cable, the arduino's serial port occurs as /dev/ttyUSB0. When I try to connect to it using moserial, I'm getting ...