USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Not able to connect to my USB modem using wvdial on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using wvdial to connect to my MTS Ultra Modem on Ubuntu 14.04 I get this output on sudo wvdial mts Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory Here is my lsusb output : Bus 002 Device ...
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BIOS not detecting a fully functioning HDD that has worked in a different system

Hey guys I have a Samsung NS310 netbook and I seem to have the following problem that I cannot figure out.. maybe you will be able to help me :) So... My hard disk is not being recognized by the BIOS ...
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Password request for Galaxy S3 phone USB tethered to PC

I am trying to use my mobile phone's internet on my laptop using tether service. I have enabled USB tethering and disabled all other options (Portable Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth Tethering on my ...
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Place iPhone call from PC desktop

My Current Setup I make a lot of phone calls every day. The phone numbers are in an online CRM. My cell phone (iPhone 4s) sits in a cradle at my desk. I have a blue tooth earpiece connected to the ...
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Unable to connect to NI roboRIO on Ubuntu

I have an ARM controller that I am trying to connect to with either ethernet or USB-B, but I am unable to make a connection with either. I am not able to test any other wired connections. I am running ...
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tether blackberry wifi connection to pc

I want to connect an old XP box (also has slitaz and ubuntu installed) to my broadband wifi using my blackberry. Bluetooth and wifi are not options on this machine, unfortunately these are all I have ...
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Can't boot from usb 3 port (Asus p6x58d-e)

When entering the boot menu (F8) on boot, I can't see devices in my USB 3 slots. As soon as I move the thumb drive to the USB 2 slots it boots fine. Thumb drive is a SanDisk Extreme 64gb USB 3.0 ...
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How to write from a linux boot cd to a usb with a mac

I bought a book about C and it comes with a livecd of a custom distro with scripts pre-loaded. My quandary is that my current macbook pro was not equipped with a disk drive. I have temporary access to ...
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What should be a normal throughput of data from an alienware 17 across a network to usb 2.0

I am transferring large movie files from my alienware 17 computer over a wireless network connected to my usb 2.0 wdtv live usb connection to a 2 TB Fantom Green usb 2.0 drive. I typically get around ...
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Does copying files via MTP over USB compress them?

I'm trying to backup my phone to a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I noticed that one of my backup images looked noticeably more pixelated, even when viewed at the same size as my phone screen. ...
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External USB Hard Drive i/o error

I have an external USB hard drive that seems to have crashed. When I plug it into any of my computers it usually will not mount. Occasionally, it does mount, but then when I run an ls command for ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.20 on Debian 7.7 as Host with Windows 7 as guest - can't save excel 2010 file on to external usb drive

Can't save excel 2010 files on to external usb drive: External usb drive is identified as JMicron USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge [0100] as a "USB device filter". However saving a text file created in ...
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changed usb cluster size from format

So I have 16gb Kingston usb. I formatted my usb in windows 7 not with (quick format but hard format). Now when I tried to add a file into it. It only stored on 89.1mb data and start showing that my ...
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ETEKCITY Scroll T-142 Mouse Hold Failing

Weird issue, similar to others that I have seen but not the same... My new gaming mouse (etekcity scroll T 142) does not "click-hold-drag" properly. From what I have seen, it will click and hold ...
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SSD and USB connections

Today I took apart my computer which housed two SSDs working as separate drives. Now I don't really need them in another computer and since they still have tons of life left, I want to use them as ...
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Dell Latitude / Windows 7 & My Old Apple Keyboard | Still Compatible?

I recently replaced my older Dell Latitude with a newer model. Works great with Windows 7, but now my beloved Apple keyboard doesn't function at all. My IT guys say that it's because the new Latitude ...
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Are there multiHDD bays that offer multiple usb or esata connections? Is it even possible?

RAID can be used for multiple HDDs that are connected by separate connections. Theoritically, the same should apply to HDD bays. Are there any or is it possible, with them being connected to one usb ...
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USB drive recognized but cannot find it in My Computer

I have a USB drive that shows up as Lexmark USB in Safely Remove Hardware but I cannot find it in My Computer. The only things that show up in My Computer are the computer's hard drive and Network ...
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How to connect my Hyper-V VM to a USB tablet (or device in general)?

This question might look like a duplicate but I checked and actually this should not be the case. Here I want to be able to connect a USB device (not a hard drive, but a tablet, a phone or an mp3 ...
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VGA display is blank after disconnect/reconnect

At home I sometimes disconnect a large LCD VGA display (and USB mouse/keyboard) from my XUbuntu/xfce server to use it with my laptop (mostly to play games). As long as the LCD is not disconnected I ...
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USB 3.0 Device Power Failure

I have a 64 bit Windows 8 desktop that has 4 USB 3.0 ports. They have recently stopped working and I cannot figure out how to fix them. (My USB 2.0 ports work perfectly fine) When I plug something ...
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Normal USB Wireless Adapter is not recognizing Logitech Wireless Touch mouse

I understand that Logitech Wireless touch mouse can be connected with "Logitech Unifying Receiver". I dont have Logitech Unifying Receiver but I have 2.4 GHZ wireless receiver bought for another ...
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Why two different keyboard connected to a single computer have telepathy?

I connected two different keyboard to my computer. (Both use USB port to communicate with the computer.) The question is: Why when I press Caps-Lock or Num-Lock in one keyboard, The related light ...
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How do I identify is a thumb drive is a USB 2 or a USB 3 in Windows if there is no markings on the thumb drive to identify it

I have a thumb drive and it has a black colored USB port. I plug into a computer that only have USB 2 port. At first, it can be identify. I did a format and suddenly, the device cannot be recognized. ...
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Get Access to all of the partitions of USB in Windows

I partitioned my USB into 3 partitions each of FAT32 , using software "gparted" in LINUX. So after succesfully partitioned , i tried in Windows PC, but only one of them is accessible. Is it ...
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Problems with Windows 8 and VirtualBox

I need to run a Linux distribution for a tutorial, but am unfortunately facing problems with the Virtualbox from Oracle. I downloaded the newest version for Windows 8 and it didn't run. My computer ...
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Maximum current when charging a device through a computer USB 3 port using a USB 2 cable? [duplicate]

Just got a new MacBook with USB 3 ports. I thought it would be able to charge my Nexus 4 phone much faster using USB 3 900 mA current. However, I haven't seen any improvements compared to charging on ...
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How to exclude a drive from an import source in Picasa

I have a PC with an external hard drive connected via USB. It has many pictures on it because it serves as a backup for the "My Pictures" folder of the main drive. This drive isn't "checked" as an ...
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Dell Inspiron 300m cannot boot any USB medium

I just got a used Inspiron 300M, which I'm trying to install Linux or BSD on. The problem is it has no internal CD drive, and will not boot from any USB medium. USB stick with a FreeBSD image gives ...
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What is the limit on the device number in Linux for a USB bus?

I am developing a remote monitoring device using a Raspberry Pi. In order to provide me with alerts it has 3G dongle in it. However, due to power supply instability the dongle will sometimes change ...
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USB not recognized on Windows when HFS+/EFI partition comes first (in GPT)

I would like to make an external drive with two partitions: 1) MacOS Extended (Journaled) formatted to be able to store MacOS backup info and make it encrypted (requires GTP instead of MBR for the ...
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Reformat USB with unrecognized partition

I have a USB drive, and I used Debian Linux to flash it with a bootable version of Linux. However, now Windows won't recognize it anymore. It shows up in Disk Management like this: But if I try to ...
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New PNY 64 GB 3.0 USB Thumb Drive Not Showing up in Windows 7

Just bought this thumb drive, I plug it into my desktop, and nothing shows up in File Manager or anything else. It is listed in my Device Manager, but doesn't seem to be recognized fully. The thumb ...
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Windows Explorer and Updater unstable after plugging a USB device

I recently plugged my usual USB key in my computer, but Windows Explorer started to get extremely slow and wouldn't open anything. I tried to check for updates but the Updater stays blank as soon as I ...
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Hard drive won't connect to PC

I loaned my Seagate 500G GB external harddrive to a friend recently so that he could put some TV series on it, but he said (upon returning it) that after he started the transfer, for some reason it ...
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External hard drive 'complains' after computer switched off

I have a Hitachi external Hard Drive, powered by 2 USB leads. On my previous (XP) computer, I only needed to plug one of these into a USB socket; however on my new (Windows 8) computer I need to plug ...
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Why can't I boot off a USB device on my new PC without getting an error message?

I have just built a PC and am trying to reinstall windows 7 ultimate after it installed in a corrupted state. Basically I was having a problem that was shown in this thread but I was unable to access ...
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Windows Tablet data and power from one USB

My Windows tablet has one mini USB port which is used for charging the tablet's battery as well as for data transfer but because there is only the one USB port it won't let me do both at the same ...
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Upgrading from Windows CE 6.0 to Windows 7?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a USB drive (as in, boot from USB) to upgrade from Windows CE 6.0 up to Windows 7. I have searched online for a solution, but to no avail. I currently have a ...
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How to know the file history that has been transferred from pc to usb device or vice versa? [duplicate]

When I want to know that if any usb device that has been plugged in a pc recently, I write this command in Windows Powershell. Get-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR\*\* | ...
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How can I view unformatted drives in Ubuntu?

Sorry if this question is a bit novice but I am still learning about linux based systems. Thanks in advance! So I have a computer I am doing some experimenting with. So to start, I Set up a USB stick ...
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All USB Ports Stopped Working

This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped ...
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USB hub advertised as 2.0 actually works as 1.1

I bought this USB hub http://www.ebay.com/itm/281298880612 which is supposed to be a USB 2.0 hub. When I plug a pendrive in to the hub, Windows gives the message "This device can perform faster if you ...
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file is too large to copy on 8 giga USB Mass Storage Device

I am trying to copy a boot win 8 iso file (4.50 giga) on my USB Mass Storage Device with 8 giga free space and it says the file is too large? so is it possible?
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USB keyboard switches off in game

Out side of games the keyboard works fine and does not turn off. When I enter a game for example "counter strike : GO" after a few minutes it turns off. I have tried re-installing the USB root hub. I ...
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Could BT mouses work without USB adapter that is included with them, if the PC already has BT built-in?

I have a tablet with single USB port and I don't want to carry a USB hub with me, so, I need a mouse that will work without using my single USB port. My tablet has Bluetooth 4.0 built-in. Ok, I found ...
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make a usb 3.0 type B out of two micro usb cables?

I am in a place where I desperately need a USB 3.0 Micro B cable and can't get one. Is it possible to use two Micro USB cables to establish a USB 3.0 B connection? The idea is to use one regular ...
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USB stick boot up won't work. Again [closed]

I am planning to wipe my laptop and I am using a Ubuntu Live USB. However, my USB won't show in my boot list. Not even in BIOS setup. I need a way to fix it. Should I continue this way or use a ...
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Automatically create and remove desktop shortcut to USB device? [duplicate]

Is any possible to have: When I plug in a USB drive, a shortcut to it is created on the desktop automatically? When I unplug in a USB drive, the shortcut to it is removed from the desktop ...
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Macbook Pro can't detect bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...