Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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How to Poll USB mouse through terminal in El Capitan

I've been trying to view which devices are connected to my USB ports through terminal in El Capitan, in particular a USB mouse. I've read online that I can ls /dev/tty.* to view all connected devices. ...
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2011 Macbook Pro - reinstall OS X in single-user mode?

I'm working on a friend's 2011 MBP. It's got the oh-so-common issue of the discrete graphics chip being busted, so GUI is hit and miss (most of the time it misses). The current installation has been ...
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How do I fix a corrupted USB drive on OS X?

I accidentally bumped the drive while repartitioning it and it unmounted. After that when I tried to repartition with Disk Utility I got Partition Failed with the error: Could not open device Now I ...
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access crashed mac hard drive through USB connected to PC

i pulled the hard drive out of the mac and connected it via USB to my PC. I have downloaded and tried to view the disc using MacDrive10 and HFSExplorer. neither of them show that the disk is even ...
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Clear “Disk2” “OS X Base System” before USB boot OS X install

Machine is MBP E-2011 500GB hybrid hard drive. Operating system is OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite. I've encountered system issues that are difficult to resolve and have decided to reformat and reinstall OS X. ...
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How do I know if my iMac supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?

My iMac is an early 2013 (iMac 13,2 model). How do I know if it supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?
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Create El Capitan's bootable USB drive using Windows [duplicate]

As I say in the title, I need to create a bootable USB drive with OSX El Capitan using Windows 10. I can't start my Mac using OSX anymore and I want to perform a clean install. If I use Recovery my ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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Sending USB and audio to LCD through thunderbolt

It is disappointing to me that in order to use my monitor's USB ports, I have to send 2 Data cables from my MacBook to my monitor: Thunderbolt->DVI and USB->USB. In order to use my monitor's inbuilt ...
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Audio output via USB suddenly stops working

I am using a MacBook Pro Late 2014 with Mac OS X 10.11.1 and an i-Tec USB-Dock. I also use the USB-Dock for audio output via external speakers. Sometimes, I was not able to recognize any pattern here, ...
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How to turn off TP-Link radio before sleep

I have a TP-Link USB card that uses its own WIFI config utility. It doesn't officially support 10.11 El Capitan, but I was able to install the kext and application manually. Now, the computer won't ...
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How to install OS X Yosemite on MacBook (with empty hard drive) from Ubuntu or Windows?

Every time I search for how to create and install OS X on a MacBook from Windows I get a lot of Hackintosh videos, videos saying to use a Mac to create the installer, or even how to install in ...
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MOTU USB audio interface - interfering with trackpad operation

When I plug in my MOTU ultra lite mk 3 the trackpad works - but in a very juddery, hopping around, unresponsive way. Its basically unusable. This has the same effect on both USB ports. Also: Other ...
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Apple 5W adapters, US-to-UK adapters, and blown fuses

Disclaimer: this problem involves apple products, but they might only play an auxiliary role. I recently moved to the UK from the US, and I bought a portable Innogie batter charger for when I was ...
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Windows install from DVD or USB on El Captain

I am learning about Mac more and more every day but I got stuck on this problem - trying to install Windows 7 or newer on El Captain. I've been trying to put the .iso file on the USB but BootCamp ...
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MacbookPro bootable Windows USB not visible

I have a MacBookPro retina (id MacBookPro10,1 mid 2012) with El Capitan installed and want to create a Windows partition through BootCamp. I already did that some time ago without that much trouble, ...
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Mounting HFS+ volume in Linux

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate area to post my question. But I am wondering how can I mount a MacBook Pro mid 2007 HDD on Debian Linux. My MacBook bombed out on me and now I need to attempt ...
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MacMini Mid-2010 4,1 USB Problems with Keyboard and Mouse (IOUSBHostHIDDevice & AppleUSBHostPort errors)

I am having following issues on the MacMini quoted in the Title. Basically every so often, the keyboard and/or mouse freeze. I then have to unplug them and plug them back in and they work fine again ...
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Internet, screen and file sharing over USB between two Macs

I can physically connect two Macs with a simple USB cable, easily. How can I make actual use of this link? USB is supposed to be used for master/slave or host/client scenarios. It is, however, the ...
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Mount USB drive in Group Share

I am trying to mount a USB drive to a different folder. sudo mount -t Apple_HFS /dev/disk2 /Groups/Masters/Master_1 Where Masters will be my shared Group folder and Master_1 is the folder for ...
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Lost files due to Automator

I Lost My School Files! I made a short Automator workflow that simply gets my School folder, and moves it to the USB drive, thinking it would automatically copy over like a normal drag n drop would. ...
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Thunderbolt to Micro USB 3.0 (external ssd) [duplicate]

I want to buy this SSD, but my late 2011 MacBook doesn't have USB 3.0. I need the high speed for what I'm doing and Thunderbolt is my only option. Are there any Thunderbolt to micro USB 3.0 cables out ...
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Macbook Air reboots repeatedly

It's a Macbook Air with OS X El Capitan (10.11.1), an early 2014 model. I got it exactly 14 mouths ago without any issues until now. This morning I just opened the laptop and after a very short ...
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Why is the USB C to VGA adapter of Apple and Kennex not working on my Acer projector

Any idea what seems to be the problem with the USB C connector to VGA? I bought two adaptors already and I could not make them work, btw my projector is an Acer X1161.
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Western Digital Firmware updater will not detect drive

I have two western digital for mac external hard drives. And both were disconnecting when I plug them into a USB 3.0 external four-way port, but not a USB 2.0 port. Found out this was a common ...
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Apple USB Ethernet Interface Name is Wierd

I recently bought an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter. It works OK. I suspect it may be counterfeit as the name displays in Chinese. Can anyone provide any insight as to where the text string for this ...
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Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, or Ubuntu 14LTS - Create a BOOTABLE USB - 2006 MacPro 1,1

My box is a 2006 MacPro 1,1 - notable for it's 32b efi mixed with 64b Xeon processors. I can boot into all the OS's listed above. I have tried every method I can find to create a Bootable USB key. ...
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Unable to view files on USB hard drive connected to my AirPort Extreme

I have a external USB hard drive connected to my 5th generation AirPort Extreme. Sometimes, usually after a computer restart, I'm able to view the files. But after that, I'm unable to view them, as ...
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osx corrupts usb (exFAT) on restart

So I have this problem with OS X, when I restart my system and it has the USB drive connected (I forgot to unplug it because I know what OS X causes), it corrupts the drive (i.e., on next restart it ...
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Window 7 Bootcamp error

I tried to install windows-7 on my macbook pro using USB on Bootcamp.Right after computer automatically restarts to install windows-7, computer screen just goes black when it is supposed to be ...
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connecting to a console via MBP USB

I need to connect my MacBook Pro (2012 w/10.10.4) to the console port on a Juniper via a USB to mini-USB cable. The trouble is, there isn't anything in /dev/ that is obviously a USB serial port. There ...
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Trying to run Windows from USB on Mac, says “No bootable device found”

I am trying to run Windows 10 on my Macbook Air. I originally wanted to upgrade my SSD so that I would have enough space for a windows partition. Unfortunately, I can't do that with my model (I have a ...
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Debug why USB drive is ignored as a bootable device?

I created a USB drive with 'El Capitan' on it, as described here, which uses mostly these directions, "option 2: Use Disk Utility." I now have a USB key with "Mac OS Extended" format and 7.8G of ...
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Apple IPhone 4S USB

which material is used around the wiring of USB cable of iPhone 4S and why?
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Macbook Pro USB tethering [duplicate]

I have tethered many times to my iPhone 6 for an internet connection by using USB cable. Out of the blue, I don't get an internet connection. Network pref pane says no connection. I deleted the ...
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Force Bootcamp 6.0 to use the new ISO Windows installation without USB stick

It is now possible to install Windows directly with an ISO since OSX El Capitan release : https://help.apple.com/bootcamp/assistant/6.0/#/bcmp173b3bf2. We no longer need to have a USB stick or a ...
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How to Erase External USB Drive Which Won't Mount & Isn't Recognized

Before starting, let me mention that I have ALREADY read the following thread in its entirety, and it did not help my situation: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4832305?start=0&tstart=0 I ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 with Yosemite won't boot after GenericUSBXHCI USB 3.0 .kext added

I was trying to install drivers for my NEC USB 3.0 PCI card. ( propably http://sourceforge.net/projects/genericusbxhci/files/ or https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Generic-USB3 ) I rebooted my mac into ...
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I have an IPhone 6 + and tried to download the ios 9 (and now ios 9.1) and I am stuck in iTunes connect

Yesterday the update question came up on my iPhone 6 to upgrade to ios 9. I proceeded to do so and got stuck in the ITunes connect mode. I have switched computers, I have switched USB cables. I ...
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Mic noise and random 3 second audio lags on Razer Kraken USB, Yosemite 10.10.5

I use Razer Kraken USB headset on my hackintosh install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. When I use microphone on Windows 8.1 everything is normal. When I use it on OS X there's strange mic noise randomly ...
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Unable eject a USB drive, Finder just hangs

I seem to be unable to eject a USB thumb drive from my Mac running Yosemite. When I click on the eject button in finder next to the drive icon, Finder will just hang. It refuses to open any more ...
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My iPhone 4s cancels syncing when connected with laptop hp

When I connect my iPhone first of all the phone connects then disconnects quickly after a while it seems to connect for a longer time and I have asked this question and was given that it might be ...
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iMac with USB Headset: Sound Output suddenly turned off when under high load

I own an iMac late 2014 with OSX 10.10.5 and I usually use an USB headset for both in- and output. Now when the iMac is under heavier pressure for a longer time (the fan is pretty loud), the output ...
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USB drive ignores user id and group id on OS X 10.10

I want a mounted USB drive to honor the user id and group id. OS X 10.10 automatically mounts the USB drive when it is plugged in. It totally ignores the user and group ids on the drive and lies about ...
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OSX install DVD showing up as EFI boot on start up

My brother's Mac Pro somehow has all of its utilities missing. Its guts have been taken out. I don't know how this happened, but I'm trying to fix that by creating a Lion DVD or bootable USB. I ...
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MBPr Yosemite – USB speakers to external (mini displayport) display not showing as an output option

I have a Bose USB 2.1 system. When I plug it into my MBPr directly, I have the option to output sound to "Bose USB Audio" and it works beautifully. I just got a new monitor, (a Dell U2415,) and if I ...
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Force Mac OS X to Register USB devices

I'm using an HDMI CEC adapter connected via USB to my Mac Mini (Machine model Macmini6,2). Often when the Mini is rebooted it fails to register the adapter. Unplugging and replugging the USB cable to ...
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Loading Any USB Flash Drive onto an iOS Device

I have a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive with 32 GB storage on it, and would like to view its contents on my iPhone. I have seen flash drives that are made particularly for iOS devices and have ...
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USB Gamepad Generic HID mapping

Eons ago, when System 9 was the implosion of failed attempts at modernization and System 8 was finally basically working, I bought myself a USB game controller that looked like a PS2 controller. I ...
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Hard drive boots over USB but not when install internally

I am trying to upgrade from a 500GB HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136314) to a 1TB HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291). The only spec ...