Need to disconnect and reconnect trackball at start-up.

Asked by Rob Rakis on 2012-04-27

I have a Gateway NV51B15u notebook and a wireless Logitech M570 trackball.

With 11.10 I always had the dongle plugged in to the same USB port on the side of the computer. After doing a clean install of 12.04 last night I have no use of the trackball at start-up.

If I unplug the dongle and plug it back in it works fine. If I use the other port on the same side of the computer it works as normal at start-up.

This isn't so much a bug as it's hampering my usage it's more a concern for similar issues on a desktop where it's not as easy to unplug and plug devices.

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2012-04-30

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsmod

Thanks

Rob Rakis (robrakis) said : #2

The results of "lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsmod" while the trackball is NOT registering, and the laptop touchpad enabled are:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux ulysses-NV51B 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:22 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Module Size Used by
vesafb 13844 1
joydev 17693 0
hid_logitech_dj 18593 0
snd_hda_codec_conexant 62128 1
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32474 1
snd_hda_intel 33773 5
snd_hda_codec 127706 3 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13668 1 snd_hda_codec
ums_realtek 18248 0
uas 18027 0
snd_pcm 97188 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
usbhid 47199 1 hid_logitech_dj
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
hid 99559 2 hid_logitech_dj,usbhid
arc4 12529 2
snd_rawmidi 30748 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
atl1c 41717 0
ath9k 132390 0
snd_seq 61896 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
mac80211 506816 1 ath9k
snd_timer 29990 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14540 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
rfcomm 47604 0
uvcvideo 72627 0
parport_pc 32866 0
bnep 18281 2
ath9k_common 14053 1 ath9k
psmouse 87692 0
videodev 98259 1 uvcvideo
ath9k_hw 411112 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
serio_raw 13211 0
bluetooth 180104 10 rfcomm,bnep
k10temp 13166 0
ppdev 17113 0
snd 78855 20 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ath 24067 3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 17128 1 videodev
cfg80211 205544 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
fglrx 3263886 105
sp5100_tco 13791 0
soundcore 15091 1 snd
i2c_piix4 13301 0
snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
binfmt_misc 17540 1
acer_wmi 28418 0
sparse_keymap 13890 1 acer_wmi
wmi 19256 1 acer_wmi
video 19596 0
mac_hid 13253 0
lp 17799 0
parport 46562 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 49198 1 ums_realtek

Rob Rakis (robrakis) said : #3

The result of "lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsmod" with the trackball working and the laptop touchpad disabled are:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux ulysses-NV51B 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:22 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Module Size Used by
vesafb 13844 1
joydev 17693 0
hid_logitech_dj 18593 0
snd_hda_codec_conexant 62128 1
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32474 1
snd_hda_intel 33773 5
snd_hda_codec 127706 3 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13668 1 snd_hda_codec
ums_realtek 18248 0
uas 18027 0
snd_pcm 97188 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
usbhid 47199 1 hid_logitech_dj
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
hid 99559 2 hid_logitech_dj,usbhid
arc4 12529 2
snd_rawmidi 30748 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
atl1c 41717 0
ath9k 132390 0
snd_seq 61896 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
mac80211 506816 1 ath9k
snd_timer 29990 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14540 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
rfcomm 47604 0
uvcvideo 72627 0
parport_pc 32866 0
bnep 18281 2
ath9k_common 14053 1 ath9k
psmouse 87692 0
videodev 98259 1 uvcvideo
ath9k_hw 411112 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
serio_raw 13211 0
bluetooth 180104 10 rfcomm,bnep
k10temp 13166 0
ppdev 17113 0
snd 78855 20 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ath 24067 3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 17128 1 videodev
cfg80211 205544 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
fglrx 3263886 105
sp5100_tco 13791 0
soundcore 15091 1 snd
i2c_piix4 13301 0
snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
binfmt_misc 17540 1
acer_wmi 28418 0
sparse_keymap 13890 1 acer_wmi
wmi 19256 1 acer_wmi
video 19596 0
mac_hid 13253 0
lp 17799 0
parport 46562 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 49198 1 ums_realtek

There's no correlation between the touchpad and the trackball working, I just figured I'd point out that there may be that other thing showing an inconsistency.

When you log in, run:

sudo modprobe -r psmouse; sleep 2; sudo modprobe psmouse

Does it then work without unplugging and replugging?

Rob Rakis (robrakis) said : #5

No, that didn't make it work.

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