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Is it possible to store and hide data in RAM and flash memory area of peripheral devices that are not intended as data storage beyond the warm boot? [closed]

Is it possible to store and hide data in the RAM and flash memory area of peripheral devices that are not intended as data storage medium beyond the warm boot? For example a TV PCI card does usually ...
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How to play old online games with joystick?

I have a Logitech USB joystick. When I try to play old games online (I'm particularly interested in Speedball and Speedball 2, but the problem appears in others, too), the keyboard works, but the ...
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Kernel reports error for Dell U2717D Monitor connected to Computer running Ubuntu via USB with extention cable

I have recently changed my computer setup so that the computer is connected to my monitor in a different room via a USB cable with an extension in the middle (the joined cables are 2 meters and 2 ...
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Is USB 3 dual role a hardware or software configuration or both?

So, on USB 2 OTG, in order for OTG support to be enabled, the USB port and the USB controller had to be built for it. This hardware distinction is made very deliberately on devices that carry it. For ...
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Conflicts between Windows 11 and Kubuntu 22 with peripheral devices

I have a new external monitor LG. I have installed dual boot (Kubuntu 22.10 and Windows 11) on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15, 5000 Series). The first time that I connected the monitor I was on Kubuntu ...
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Asus laptop touchpad stopped working and looks disconnected

The problem: I'm using an asus UX410U laptop under windows 10 for high school. Since few months,the touchpad it stopped working when it was heating too much, nothing too disabling for classes. Today, ...
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How to connect multiple wireless peripherals through a usb hub

My laptop only has 2 usb ports so I use a simple hub to plug in my wireless mouse and keyboard (two separate connections) and my wireless headphones. The mouse and headphones are useable most of the ...
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When connecting external SanDisk Extreme SSD, windows starts to lag

This problem started for me 24 hours ago after about several days of inactivity. Until then, I worked with the same configuration for few weeks since I purchaed the SanDisk Extreme 2T SSD. When I ...
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Does Thunderbolt 3 decrease the response time of peripherals compared to USB-C and USB-A?

I read on https://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/thunderbolt-3-vs-usb-c-whats-the-difference/: The high data transfer rate of Thunderbolt 3 is great news for gamers in particular because it boosts the ...
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PC waking up from standby on its own exactly one time?

Both my personal and work laptop (working from home currently) wake up on their own just seconds after I put them into standby for the first. After that, the standby works just fine without the PC ...
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Artifacts on cheep HDMI 4k extender

I've acquired Chinese PW-HT239 HDMI extender which according to the description claims to support 4k resolution at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 pixel format. But when trying to configure it I ...
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Windows/Linux dual boot PC fails to boot after power cuts out when removing the Linux partition

I have a Windows PC, but I dual booted Manjaro (Linux) on it to speed up development. Now that I'm done, I want to remove Manjaro and return the PC. I deleted Manjaro partition, but we got a power cut ...
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Logitech non-unifying receivers compatibility (and ways to get a spare)

I have bought an MK235 keyboard-mouse set and a M220 mouse which I use for different computers. Recently I lost the receiver of the MK235 set, but, doing some testing and the Logitech app, I have ...
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Toggle Windows 10 keyboard enabled/disabled state conditionally or programmatically

So most information I've found online for disabling your laptop keyboard in Windows 10 is to go into Device Manager and uninstall the driver for your built-in keyboard so it will only use the input ...
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Is Using USB Female to PS/2 Male passive convertor Hot-Pluggable/swapable?

I have a USB keyboard plugged into the computer PS/2 port using a USB female to PS/2 male passive converter. I'd like to know if it's safe to unplug and plug into the USB section of the converter ...
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USB port stop working on Windows 10

Sometimes (maybe 1-2 times in a week) if I disconnect my mouse from the computer (desktop, just build it 1 months ago) by pulling it out from usb port and then connect it back my mouse will not work (...
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Mirroring USB data to multiple computers/hosts simultaneously

I want to mirror the data sent to (and/or from) a USB device to multiple host computers at the same time (i.e no physical switches to select one host or the other). Here are two scenarios to describe ...
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How do I monitor the performance of USB peripherals on Windows 10?

I'm trying to monitor the performance of a USB DVD player/writer on Windows 10. I'm mainly interested in basic metrics like bytes read and written per second and latency. So far I'm not finding any ...
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Using laptop components as peripherals to PC

Is it possible to use my laptop components (display, touchpad, keyboard, audio in/out etc) as peripheral to a desktop computer? Ideal usage scenario is following: Linux is on laptop and workstation ...
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Is it possible identify hardware Issues through BIOS?

I trying to find why my notebook is not working keyboard and mouse, both only work using USB peripheral. After installing a new operating system (WIN 10), it did not identify the wireless network.
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What is the name of this input? [closed]

What is the name of this input?
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What is the maximum power supplied by a USB 3.0 port?

USB 3.0 specifies 900mA (0.9A) per port. What happens when you plug a non-powered (no AC adapter) hub into an USB 3.0 port? Do all of the items plugged into the port need to use 900mA maximum total ...
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Hardware peripherals and device drivers windows/linux

We have a query on hardware peripherals, How a device drivers fetch the peripheral details when it is connected to the PC for the first time. We need to know if the peripheral properties like the ...
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Can I connect my Linux box and MacBook Pro to LG 49WL95C-W with just one set of mouse and keyboard?

Just today I received my new LG 49WL95C-W and has been trying without any luck to set it up the way I want, which is: MacBook Pro is connected through USB-C for display/charging. Linux Box is ...
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Reusing peripherals from an infected machine on a clean one

I just built a new PC and I was wondering if I could use my old keyboard and mouse from my old infected machine on a new one. I have a Razer Blackwidow V2 keyboard and a Razer Mamba TE mouse and I ...
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How Do USB 3.0 Hubs And USB Extension Cables Effect Latency, If At All?

I currently have three peripherals (mouse, keyboard, Wacom tablet) all wired to an individual USB port on my computer. They also each have their own 6ft USB extension cable (passive) because the ...
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How do I diagnose a computer that shows no signs of life besides a lit peripheral

The PC powered off suddenly last night and since then, has shown no signs of life besides the illuminated LED in the headphones, which leads me to believe that the machine is getting some sort of ...
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Operating systems drivers vs BIOS drivers

I’ve been through a few basic operating systems classes, video series, etc., and have this question regarding the OS drivers vs BIOS drivers. How does a basic OS know the memory address of each piece ...
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Wireless portable peripheral hub instead of wireless portable peripherals?

I'm having difficulty finding such a device, probably because I don't really have the right search term for them or they don't exist. I have tried: Wireless usb hub, Bluetooth usb hub, Portable usb ...
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Will this enable two or three PCs to connect to the same USB peripherals?

I am thinking that if I get a 12- or 16- port USB hub, I can connect two or three different PCs via USB to the hub, then connect out from the hub to three or four USB peripherals and each PC will be ...
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I disconnected my wireless headset, now I am trying to find it again

System: Windows 10 Peripheral: Beats Solo 3 I had to hard reset my beats and disconnected them from my computer in an attempt to help my phone discover them again. (which worked) Now my computer ...
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Can't hear other programs' sound when using Bluetooth headsets with voice chat applications on Windows 10

This happens on both my Windows 10 systems, a late 2012 iMac and a custom-built PC using an ASRock Z170 motherboard and an Insignia Bluetooth dongle. When using either Discord or Mumble and either ...
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Control smartphone camera from PC [closed]

Can a smartphone camera be used and controlled from a PC ?
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BenQ Monitor USB Ports Not Working

The USB ports (hub) on the left side of my BenQ XL2730Z are not working when I plug my wired mouse and wireless keyboard into them. I have connected my Macbook Pro to the monitor using the USB A/B ...
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Pfaff creative 2170 embroidery machine, data transfer over supplied USB cable - doesn't work [closed]

I have a Pfaff creative 2170 embroidery machine that I want to transfer embroidery designs to. Supplied with it was a memory card that looks like it's PCMCIA, but it's not. (Or it's of some weird ...
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Unresponsive keyboard key even after RMA

I have a Steelseries Apex 350 keyboard on Windows 10. Recently the numpad minus key (-) stopped working unless I first press shift. Here are the steps I've taken to resolve the issue (not ordered): ...
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How can I use a Xerox DocuMate 510 scanner with Windows 10

I have a Xerox DocuMate scanner that I had used on Windows 7. I've recently upgraded to Windows 10. I see the scanner as installed in the printers part of the settings, but I can no longer find the ...
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Does Surface 3 Require Admin Privileges To Connect Bluetooth Keyboard?

I have a Surface 3 (non pro) with Win 10 that belongs to my company for work, thus I don't have access to the Admin account, but I would like to use a bluetooth keyboard like this Logitech unit. Can ...
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PC not seeing all button presses from paired Fire TV remote

Fire TV remote is paired to PC running Win 7 and successfully sends button presets from some buttons, but not others. The directional, Enter, and Home buttons work, but none of the others do. I used ...
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Edimax Wireless Adapter conflict with Logitech Unifying Receiver

first post on a Stack Exch community here. I just recently finished a PC build for my mother. Because she "hate[s] wires," I went with the Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter and the Dell KM714 ...
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USB Dualshock 3 controller on Windows 8.1 (Code 43)

I have a Sony Dualshock 3 controller that I used to use a lot on Windows 7. Windows 8.1 seems to be having some trouble with it. I get 'error code 43.' I use the driver by Scarlet.Crush: http://forums....
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Is it safe to use a higher supply voltage to a peripheral?

I have an ~10-year-old hub (Surecom EtherPerfect 505ST if anyone's interested) that says "DC 7.5V" below its power connector. Unfortunately, I can't find the adapter, but I do find one that fits but ...
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USB Devices not working. PS/2 is working

Currently navigating round windows only using my keyboard. I have been using Linux for the past couple of weeks (all the ports work fine there and on the bios) but when I boot into windows they all ...
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Why is there such disparity in battery life between wireless mice?

When comparing the specifications of wireless mice, the battery life figures I encounter (as reported by both manufacturers and users) can be wildly different, even between similar mice. For example: ...
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How to clean/what to do about getting liquid form of compressed air cleaner on computer equipment?

I'm a little worried. I was using some compressed air cleaner (to be specific, Office Depot® Brand Cleaning Duster) to try to blow the dust off some dusty parts of my computer. The instructions are ...
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Portrait Orientated Monitor Taking Landscape Orientated Input - Linux Fedora

I am attempting to set up a touchscreen monitor on a computer I just installed the newest version of Fedora on. Touch Screen Monitor: Acer - T-Series 23" IPS LED HD Touch-Screen Monitor Computer: ...
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Are all peripherals directly connected to system bus?

System bus has control, address and data buses, as we can see in this picture I think the front-side bus and memory bus is directly on the system bus, but what about the PCIExpress and PCI buses, are ...
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Mac: Moved Applications folder, can't install peripheral software?

Here's the Situation I have a Mac Pro, and it runs Mac OSX 10.7.4. For faster performance and startup speed, and an easier way for me to backup my files, I did the following 3 modifications: 1) I ...
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Keyboard and mouse being deatached during W7 work and cannot be reatached (even in differenet port) until system reboot

I have very strange problem with my USB mouse and keyboard: Sometimes during normal work in W7 they became deatached (there is that funky sound of deataching device in W7), without any my ingeretion. ...
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Experiencing periodic mouse/keyboard lockups when booting to Windows 8 installation USB, then BSOD

I'm trying to upgrade my new build from Windows 7 64 bit to Windows 8 64 bit. When I boot to the USB the mouse and keyboard cut out every 2-3 seconds for about 2 seconds. Then when I hit the install ...
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