USB mouse recognition

Asked by Ian Milne

Just loaded 11.10 having used SUSE previously and the usb mouse is not initially recognised. After a couple of minutes and various clicking of mouse buttons it starts working. Also it being an optical mouse the red light is not initially active but after 30 seconds to a minute the light comes on but the mouse pointer still wont move until as described above.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Does the system have a make and model?
Does the mouse have a make and model?

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Ian Milne (i-m) said :

The system is one I assembled some 4 years ago with an amd 64 dual core cpu athlon 3800, winfast mobo mcp61sm2ma and a kensington valuoptical mouse 1500151. It has worked fine with various earlier versions of ubuntu from 10.04 to kubuntu 11.04 and also suse 12. I had problems yesterday every time I booted 11.10 and also today though I have changed the usb socket the mouse is plugged into and re-booted twice and it seems to be okay. I should add that I also have win xp on a separate hdd and that didn't show the same problem on the original usb skt. I will post this and the try another re-boot but leave it to stand for 5 minutes powered off.

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Ian Milne (i-m) said :

Re-booted after being switched off for 10 minutes and it now seems to be working fine. Don't understand it as it worked fine in win xp on the original socket.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Test it a while, see how it goes. The question can last 15 days without update. Give it a few days for a full test