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Unknown devices in Devices and Printers

I can find plenty of information on troubleshooting them but there's no trouble to shoot. I'm just seeing "Unknown Device" in the "Unspecified" section of Devices and Printers. Properties shows them ...
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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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Linux - Creating Virtual Audio Device

My question here is rather simple. How does one create a purely virtual audio device in ALSA that would be capable of: being used as an audio output destination, being used as an audio input source, ...
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Understanding RAM vs CPU for basic tasks

I recently purchased a very cheap Android tablet; however, my question is actually device agnostic and my question applies to desktop PC's/laptops too. It had 1GB RAM and 1.2 GHZ processor. It ...
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Disabling a USB flash drive from being used to boot

Is there a way to make a USB flash drive not detected on a reboot, to avoid the PC trying to use it to boot from? Assuming you only have control over the flash drive and are not administering the PC. ...
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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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Enter E-GPV gamepad not recognising all button presses

I am using Enter E-GPV gamepad on Windows 7. I opted to buy this as I did not have any previous experience of using gamepads and this had the highest available user rating and the cheapest best ...
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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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configure silverlight and flash to play though different sound devices

I have a multi monitor setup I use at home for TV where my wife is watching mainly Youtube and I would like to watch netflix at the same time but have the sound output to headphones for netflix. ...
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Changing bluetooth device name

How can the friendly device name of a remote Bluetooth device be changed (using a command-line tool in Linux or similar)? I have looked at some of the software included in bluez-tools such as hcitool ...
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Is it possible for a device to remember settings after turning the pc off?

I once had a problem with a sound card in my computer. After installing drivers under windows and setting the card, I had to mute it. Then I turned my pc off and loaded a linux OS from another disk. ...
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Win8 Device Disconnect and reconnect

Greeting, I've hunted over Google, Bing, Yahoo, and i still can not find a solution. Affliction: I recently installed Win8.1 Pro onto a separate HDD from my Win7 Ult HDD, and everything went smooth. ...
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What's the best way to extend wifi over a wired network?

I've got primary router that handles the connection out to the internet, acts as a switch and broadcasts a fairly weak wifi signal. This is connected to a decent 200Mbps powerline adapter which comes ...
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Trying to set speed at 921600 using stty

I have been trying to communicate via USB with my device and have been so far unsuccessful. I believe the problem lies in the speed that the computer has set for it, in stty the speed is 9600, ...
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Is there an USB-Hub that allows simultaneous sharing? [duplicate]

I have been looking for a device to connect printer, smartcard, etc. to two PCs at the same time. I've heard that there'd be a file corruption issue, but maybe they worked out a workaround. ...
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Identify the device if it is hub, switch, router or gateway

If you are given two hosts which are connected via a blackbox which you dont know. How can you recognize that blackbox as hub, switch, router or gateway without using any additional device or host? ...
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Usbip doesn't see usb.ids

Having read this answer to this question, I downloaded and installed usb-ip on my Windows 7 64-bit. When I try to run it, I get the following message: usbip: failed to open usb.ids I do have the ...
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Remotely turn on a device that is powered off? [closed]

Verbatim from the interview between Brian Williams and Edward Snowden last night: Snowden: Any intelligence service in the world that has significant funding and a real technological research team ...
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Virtual Display Device for all platforms

I am looking for a video hook driver for all(tm) platforms (namely windows 7/8, Linux, OSX). The operating system should think that there is a VGA/HDMI/... device that can be used as a second ...
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Removing/changing default sound card number

I'm guessing my current sound card setup is cause conflicts with other software (particularly Rakarrack) and I ran the aplay -l command: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA ...
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Playback Identical Audio to Multiple Devices

Facts: I use Windows 7 I have an ASUS mobo w/realtek built in audio w/front & rear jacks. I have a Logitech USB headset w/microphone. I have ?20? sets of headphones. The Realtek HD Audio manager ...
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No access via cygwin to USB connected device (Samsung Galaxy tab II)

In Cygwin, I am used to being able to have access to a USB-connected device via a drive letter. For example, my Droid X2 appeared as E://, so I could do: $ cd E:/<something>/ and get access ...
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PCI BAR memory addresses

Quick question, I was reading the OSDev Wiki page regarding PCI and it says the following - "Base address Registers (or BARs) can be used to hold memory addresses used by the device, or offsets for ...
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Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse 0x80070015 error code (Win7)

I bought a Microsoft bluetooth mouse today. At first it was fine, but after 5-10 mins it stopped working. Every attempt to reconnect ends up with 0x80070015 error code. I tried restarting, updating ...
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Device=ansiibm.sys in DOSBox

Some of my old DOS programs require the following command line in config.sys or config.nt: device=ansiibm.sys How do I accomplish this in DOSBox? I've tried putting this line in the config options ...
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Belkin AC750 to Show Name Not Just IP Address of Connected Devices

How do I give my devices names so that they show up in the Belkin Dashboard -Connected Devices by name along with IP Address.
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Devices dropping off wifi

I have a TP Link TD W8951ND Router. Hard-wired to 1 PC and connected to my 16mbps internet connection. Then I have on a regular basis 8 devices connected via WiFi ( 2 x iPhones, 1 x iPad, PS4, LG TV, ...
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Server Essentials 2012 No Devices Page

Server 2012 Essentials - The dashboard does not show the Devices page. I found a similar post where a guy deleted the DevicesInfo.xml and replaced with the .bak file - but that has not worked for me. ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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How do I view a midi device stream

I have a midi controller, and it creates two files on my ubuntu system /dev/dmmidi and /dev/midi1. I want to see the raw output of my midi device when I push buttons and move sliders. I've tried ...
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How to rename actual portable HDD *device* name? (not volume name / label)

I have a few Toshiba Stor.E drives connected to my pc for backup purposes, then shipping them to differen physical locations. But when working with a few of them I have to check many times if I use ...
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Does Apple Server 3.0 MDM really require an APNs certificate?

A while back I set up an MDM server on our Apple Server running 10.9.2. The server is running Server 3.0.3 and I have several test Macs and iOS being managed by the server. The only certificate I ...
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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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Give regular user permission to access physical drive on Windows

Is there a way to assign permissions to a regular user to access a physical device/drive on Windows? The idea is to bypass "error: Cannot open the raw disk '\.\PhysicalDrive1'. Otherwise, it looks ...
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Disable audio output to DisplayPort device

I'm on OSX 10.9.2 using a Samsung SA850 Display connected to the DisplayPort of my MBP 15" Late 2012 Model. All seems fine, but there is a problem with Audio. Generally, whenever the display goes to ...
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Windows explorer does not show devices

When I open the first explorer, no devices are shown. Only the tree on the left. Every explorer I open after that almost ever shows all devices. The problem is reproducible. The problem occurs after ...
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Vendor devices produce limitation by MAC address?

Maybe it is silly, but I wonder if the first 3 hexadecimal values in MAC address represent vendor id (in 01:23:45:ff:ff:ff it is 01:23:45), is there a limit of 16777215 (ff:ff:ff) devices per vendor?
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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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disable tablet back camera

I have a dell venue 11 which has a front & back camera which I am doing some development for but having an issue activating the front camera. Is there a way to disable the back camera, I have ...
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udev rule to make certain ports always correspond to certain devices

Basically my problem is that I am on a server which constantly switches around hdd's. what I want to achieve is have having devices tied to the physical ports on the hardware. like /dev/sda is port 0 ...
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How to uninstall all USB Hubs if keyboard and Mouse are running via USB?

I managed to uninstall like one and then both keyboard and mouse dies and then I have to manually restart. I need to uninstall all USB Hubs and Roots to see if reinstalling it will fix USB error I get ...
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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USB-Stick Detected as 2 Devices

When I plug in my USB Stick, Ubuntu detects 2 devices. One device containing a few Mebibytes and another one containing the rest of the storage. This is rather annoying, because when I plugin in my ...
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Chromecast factory reset improper functioning

My chromecast device does not get into an AP mode, but keeps searching and trying to connect to network. Even after factory reset the problem does not go away. The setup page always shows ...
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How to enlarge “/”?

Im using Red Hat 6.3 MP with two 'discs': -- VMware virtual disc (sda) with: /boot (sda1) ; swap (sda2) ; lvm2-disc (sda3) -- '/dev/dm-0' mounted on '/' On '/dev/dm-0' is no free space available. ...
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USB not registering on Linux

I have a usb with a hidden cdfs partition that I want to purge, but when I plug it into my linux box, it doesn't register. fdisk -l only shows my hard drives, and the usb doesn't auto-mount. I pulled ...
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Why do my devices appear to have symlinks , which are empty?

I am finding that I can't mount a device, sdb. However, I don't see it in mounts: [root@idh1 rhs-hadoop-install-0_61]# mount | grep --color dev /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw) ...
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losetup Find in Parallel / Concurrency

I'm writing a makefile that at some point builds image files. I'm using losetup -f in the file to find a free loop device when building out each image. Since the images are independent of each ...
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What persistent information does the devcon hwids output contain?

I have a gaming keyboard (Logitech G15) that uses its own software for additional features. Now I am writing a startup batch script that starts that software if the keyboard is connected. It of course ...
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Does Disabling a PCI Device in Windows Device Manager Shut Off Power?

Hardware devices can be easily managed in Windows using the Device Manager. I am interested in completely powering off a PCI device (my graphics card, for instance). I am aware that, in Device ...