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Pulseaudio: how to rescan audio devices?

When adding a USB device to my system (I deliberately run no modern stack for device detection), Pulseaudio can't pickup it without restart (pulseaudio -k; pulseaudio --start). Is there an option ...
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Renaming burned CDs

I'm stuck with a problem that would require a skill set a little farther than mine, I currently installed Ubuntu for the first time on a piece of hardware, but I didn't take in account that the ...
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Is it possible to have preloaded usb drivers for device

I have a KMV switch on my desktop that I only use to switch keyboard and mouse from one pc to the next. Whenever I press the button to switch computer the first computer plays the sound indicating ...
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Windows 8 recognizes Sennheiser XSW wireless presentation set as headphones

I'm trying to connect Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless presentation set to an Asus S56C laptop running Windows 8. The laptop has combo mic/headphones input and recognizes the device as 'headphones' however ...
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What does an ACPI BIOS configure during boot?

When a PC boots with an ACPI BIOS, what does it exactly do? I understand that the point of ACPI is to allow the OS to control hardware resources and power management but before the OS is loaded ...
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Where to see logs of device connecting/disconnecting events in Windows?

When I connect devices to my Windows machine, the "upwards" sound is heard. When I disconnect it -- the "downwards" sound is heard. Is there a way to find events, corresponding to these sounds in ...
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PCI Expansion card resource allocation by a Plug-and-Play BIOS

Plug-and-Play BIOS spec says that if you have a PnP BIOS, it can configure the hardware. This means that your BIOS reads the resource requirements of all devices and configures them (allocates ...
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Disabling at application level a nic (network interface) on Windows

How can I disable at application level a network interface? The main question is this: If I disable the nic trough wmic (win7) or devcon (XP), the "plug and play" of a wired nic doesn't work any ...
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USB storage devices no longer recognized after installing VMware tools

I installed the VMware tools within Mac. Since then any USB external storage drive that was once recognized is now not recognized. In Driver Manager I receive this message unknown device. I been ...
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Why does simple plug and play hardware sometimes include drivers?

I have about 7 devices (speakers, mouse, etc.) that are all USB. They all came with CD's containing drivers for it. My question is, why do they? All 7 of these devices have run just fine on every ...
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When does plug and play detection occur in the sysprep process?

I am working on a Windows 7 image for my organization. We use a Token based activation package which requires installation during audit mode. Here is my process On my Master computer: Using our ...
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How to recover usual Plug & Play function for one particular USB port on Windows 7 for storage devices?

When I plug in various Mass Storage Devices (usb drives, external HDD) to one particular USB port, does not trigger the usual Plug & Play functions. No sound is heard. The device shows up in the ...
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How do I get a program to run automatically after inserting a given device in Windows?

I want Windows to dial automatically as soon as I insert my modem via USB, but I realize this is a better, more general, more useful, and more interesting question. How can I get Windows to execute a ...
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How to stop mouse “pausing”

My Microsoft mouse recently stopped working, so I purchased an AOpen O-35G, plug and play. No software came with it and I was advised to "just plug it in". I did this, and it worked, although some of ...
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Is it possible to automate a driver change on Windows for a plug&play peripheral?

Is it possible to automate a change of driver for a same peripheral, under Windows ? Typically to switch between two ones. (I'm talking about the kind of driver which doesn't require the computer to ...