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Questions tagged [usb]

Universal Serial Bus; an interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices for communication and charging.

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Remount USB disk to read-only at MacOS. Flapping many disk

Script works perfectly if external device have one or two partitions, but if more all partitions many times remount. How to fix it? #!/bin/bash diskutil activity|while read line do if [[ "${line}" ==...
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I want to connect Android to Linux using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) over USB

I want to connect Android to Linux using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) over USB. It appears difficult to achieve this. How is it done? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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If I change the cable of a USB device, will the drivers/descriptors be affected?

I swapped out the USB cable for a controller I was fixing (because the 5V wire broke) and now any PC I use it on can't recognize it. Could me changing the wire of broken it?
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USB extension cable messing me up [on hold]

So I bought a 3 meter long (~10 feet) USB extension cable for my Steinberg UR12 audio interface, because the cable was too short. But when I plugged in the cable, windows doesn't respond with anything,...
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Bluetooth Headset will pair & connect, but wont turn into an Audio Device @ Windows 10

Windows Version 1809 Bluetooth Headset MPOW H1 ASUS USB Dongle BT-400 As you can see in the picture, Windows thinks that everything is "working correctly" And I definitly know that they did ...
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UPSmart always gives “connection failure” when connecting to UPS through USB

I want to connect UPS (Irbis ISL1000ET) to OS (Ubuntu 18.04), so that when power is off and battery is low, OS shuts down automatically. However I cannot do this - I installed with superuser ...
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How to connect one barcode scanner to multiple machines using USB & serial interfaces

Is it is possible to connect one barcode scanner to two machines to receive the same signal at the same time? In this case, either: barcode scanner to USB and serial port, or barcode scanner to USB ...
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How to use USB flash drives with Windows 98?

I have a Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98 SE. It's been handed down a few times, and I don't recollect it ever being online but it does have a version of Firefox from 2007 so I could be ...
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Does a USB-C graphic adapter need as much CPU power as a USB 3.0 adapter does?

I have an i-tec USB 3.0 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter - Display Port from which uses a display-link driver. However, this setup uses a huge amount of processor power as it emulates a graphic card. I ...
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Can I prevent Windows 10 from ejecting devices?

I have several USB device which are always connected to my PC, they appear on the devices I can eject on the task bar but I never want to eject them. These could be USB hubs, external HDDs I work off,...
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Can I connect a monitor with EVERY USB-C port?

I owned a Microsoft Surface Go which have an USB-Type-C USB port. Since now I used USB-ports just for periphals and also have a USB-graphic Adapter for an older Notebook. There exist some cables USB-...
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Can phones/tablets avoid charging from USB power?

I know that some laptops (e.g. Lenovo ThinkPad) have user-controllable software to disable battery charging even when AC power is plugged in. This feature takes precedence. When a typical mobile ...
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USB redirection in libvirt

I'm running libvirt under Fedora 28. I would like to attach a USB device to a VM, but when I select "Redirect USB Device" from the "Virtual Machine" menu in virt-manager and then select the device, I ...
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Grub2 not recognizing USB stick after update?

I have a pretty basic ArchLinux setup in VirtualBox that I regularly copy over to a USB stick to boot on a real machine. It worked fine for the past few months, but after the last update (Oct 8th 2018)...
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USB Soundcard randomly? stops working

My USB soundcards stop playing sound after a while. The device does not seem to disconnect but only works after replugging, selecting a different audio device and then selecting the usb device again. ...
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Can I continue running the PC with damaged front USB pins on the motherboard?

I have a PC that has been running fine, except with non-functioning front USB ports. Below images explain why. My question is: Can I continue running the PC like this (provided that it's been running ...
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How can I start a systemd service when a given USB device (ethernet dongle) is plugged in?

I have an USB ethernet dongle I use for ethernet access, but I'd like to automatically start netctl-ifplugd@... when plugging it in. (Not to be confused with plugging in the ethernet cable - that's ...
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PureOS on MacBook without Windows

I've been trying to find a good way to install PureOS on a Macbook Pro. So far I've only seen one very convoluted solution that involves installing a trial version of Windows 10. I'm looking for a ...
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How to use Eltima eveusbc to share / connect a usb device encrypted?

I'm able to view shared usb devices using eveusbc ls shared: $ lsusb ... Bus 00X Device 00X: ID <some hex>:<some num> IBM Corp. ... $ eveusbc ls shared acquired ,,1810,usbX,X-X,,4XXX ...
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USB not detected after two low-level formats [closed]

I have a Silicon Power USB, the type that Dell´s customer support issues. I low-level formatted it two times and it worked after the first one. Now it doesn't work, neither does it appear in Disk ...
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USB Windows 10 “inaccessible booting device” error

I upgraded my internal hard drive which contained windows 10 pro, I wanted to keep the old drive as an external USB booting drive (connected through SATA USB adaptor ), now when I try to boot from it, ...
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Can USB 3.0 be used as monitor video input?

I am searching for a 4K 32" monitor and I would ideally want it to act as a USB hub for my laptop. Connection via USB-C and power supply would be great because I would only have to connect a single ...
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PCIe Wireless Card vs. USB dongle [closed]

My laptop's wireless card uses the older wireless 802.11n protocol, and I would like to upgrade to the 802.11ac protocol. So, I can either use a new mini PCIe wireless card or use a dual-band wifi ...
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Unknown USB device on Windows CE

We have a project, where we use really old project specific Windows CE 5.0 devices in a kiosk application. We are trying to replace the USB connected Lexmark T640 printer with a new USB printer (...
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How can I add UEFI and GPT support to Hirens BootCD for a bootable USB created Rufus?

I am trying to make a customized Hirens BootCD that will be bootable for a UEFI with GPT support. I plan on using Rufus. When I currently attempt this Rufus prompts me for a ISO image that has UEFI/...
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How to get usb to work on Virtual Box Kali Linux

How to get usb to work on Virtual Box Kali Linux? I have tried to install the extension pack and I still can't see the external drive on linux.
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Sequence of active and passive usb extender cable

I have a wireless adapter (antennae) that I need to connect to my computer which will be 20 feet away. The adapter comes with a 5 foot extension cable, which I assume to be a passive cable, and I am ...
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badblocks found bad sectors on usb pen, how to mark these up so nothing will write on them

Got a 2TB usb pen, format to exfat and did a badblocks check, pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo badblocks -vsw /dev/sda1 -o /home/pi/badblocks.out Checking for bad blocks in read-write mode From block 0 to ...
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Missing drivers while installing windows 10 on USB driver created on MAC

While installing Windows 10 form a USB flash drive, I got this error: A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD or USB ...
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Disable USB Wifi adapter?

I have an old desktop computer running Windows 7 that is connected to the internet with a lan cable. The computer does not have built in Wifi/wireless connection capability. So I bought online one of ...
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Dell PowerEdge R900 adding Storage [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge R900 (manual) (getting started guide) with 5 each 3.5 inch SATA drives which add up to around 8TB. I want to mount or add an external USB or any other way connect another ...
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How do I make my dead USB usable?

So, this problem kinda started yesterday when my uncle gave me his extra Sony 8GB pen drive to copy some videos. I copied the files and everything went well until I reinserted the drive about three ...
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Move SSD from internal mSata to external USB enclosure: keep OP settings?

For some reason I am moving an internal Samsung 850 EVO SSD from the internal laptop m.2 port to an external USB 3.1 enclosure. It's not a system drive, just a data disk. Samsung Magician will no ...
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Why would an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD not recognized with certain USB enclosures and adapters?

I have a 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. It was my primary drive in my old system running Windows 10. I now want to use it as an external drive for occasional fast data need (I have other devices for large ...
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HP bios is corrupted on an Envy x360 model M6-105DX touchscreen 15 inch notebook computer

I removed the charger, the battery and the RTC battery inside the laptop. I then Pressed the power button for a few seconds and reinstalled them. I had a 2 gig fat32 usb thumb drive with the Hewlett ...
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What is the correct way to turn a second computer into a simple expansion for the first? [closed]

I have two computers side-by side in the same large case. One is a gaming rig, one is currently just managing case fans and doesn't even have an OS. I have a truly insane number of peripherals. ...
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Why are two-usb heads needed (for external HDD cases)? [duplicate]

I've seen some external hdd-cases(for 2.5 inch) with two-head usb: However, all hdd's are working with 1 usb-head. I know that they are not enough to power 3.5inch hdds, so , what are use of two-usb ...
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How can I use a mouse with another USB receiver dongle of the same model?

I have: A: a working Microsoft Wireless Mouse 3500 + a totally broken USB receiver dongle (in fact I already threw the broken dongle away) B: a not-working-great Microsoft Wireless Mouse 3500 + a ...
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usbmon: command not found

I want to measure speed rate of my usb device. I am trying lot's of ways to do that. One way for example was using wireshark after running: sudo modprobe usbmon And everything seems to be working ...
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Power Surge on Hub Port Windows 7

Long story short I am using an Xbox one controller on my windows 7, and it generally works very well, but today it says "Power Surge on Hub Port", and sometimes it makes my keyboard and mouse freeze ...
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Windows 10 ISO on USB stick won't boot

I've been trying to install Windows 10 on a Thinkpad R60 for two weeks and went through several tutorials on how to create a bootable ISO on Linux/Debian 9. This one finally seemed to work (i.e. ...
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Is there a way to change the mouse settings on ONLY a USB connected mouse?

I have an old IBM Model M13 keyboard with a PS/2-to-USB adapter that has a pointing stick built into it that I like using a lot. However, I think it has some unusual DPI or something because whatever ...
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unable to boot using usb and grub rescue

i had windows 10 and lubuntu dual booted on my laptop. I wanted to try windows xp, so flashed it into a USB and tried to boot from USB using boot options. The laptop did not boot from USB and took me ...
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How can I use a JB Burrows wireless base station with a Logitech mouse?

I bought a JB Burrows wireless mouse a few months ago, and the light defocussed after a while (I think, buttons were fine but tracking only worked on glossy surfaces). I replaced it with a Logitech ...
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How can I get my flash drive to be read properly again? [duplicate]

I have a 32GB flash drive. When I plug it in, it won't show up under devices and drives, but it will show up on control panel under devices and printers as "USB Mass storage device". I right click and ...
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How do I convert a .bin file into a .iso file for usb use

I have a .bin file that I would like to convert to an iso to burn to a usb. The .bin file is clearly bootable; The output of file os-image.bin is ../os-image.bin: DOS/MBR boot sector and I can ...
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USB key with trash and invisible files into it : how?

I have an USB key, FAT formatted, used on a Windows configuration, and as far as I know, a Windows Vista one (this is not my own key). On this key, I have 9 photos. I discovered that the trash ...
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Dongle or hub to pass through power from screen [closed]

I have an LG 4k USB-C screen that I connect to my 2018 MacBook pro and it simultaneously powers the laptop while getting a 4k signal from the laptop at 60hz. I would like to add a dongle or hub to my ...
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How do I disable Rufus' automatic partitioning of unallocated space?

I have a 64 GiB USB thumb drive I wish to partition into 4 GiB Linux distro + 60 GiB unallocated space. However, Rufus merges these two partitions when I try to create the bootable Linux distro on ...
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how to make a usb stick usable on domain machines only?

I'm the sysadmin of a 100 widndows 10 laptops with an AD (Windows Server 2016). What is the best solution that can : encrypt usb sticks Make the usb stick usable only on domain machine Thanks.