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al.adab
August 3rd, 2009, 12:22 PM
hello,

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 on a Dell Vostro 1310. Everything works flawlessly. Every now and then, though, the laptop's mouse freezes at start-up.

When it happens, the cursor just stands still in the middle of the screen and all I can do is to press the power button to re-boot the machine.

Usually it doesn't happen two times in a row. I noticed it happens regardless of whether or not the power cable is plugged in.

Any idea? Thanks.

mprince
August 3rd, 2009, 09:11 PM
This page may have something you can try:

http://vanitdiscovery.blogspot.com/2009/05/ubuntu-904-keyboard-and-mouse-problem.html

al.adab
August 9th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Thanks for the tips. Did try but somehow failed to fix it. Migrated to Linux Mint 7 in an impromptu decision. It works flawlessly. Highly recommended :)

al.adab
August 11th, 2009, 11:32 AM
...and come back to Ubuntu (Mint...well...) + given one more try to apply the solution given. So far so good, re-booted a few times and it doesn't seem to freeze any longer.

dansee
September 8th, 2009, 10:31 AM
I played around with adding lines to "menu.lst," and other suggestions. However, the solution that really worked best was to simply install a new kernel from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.30/

2.6.28 just didn't want to play nice with my Vostro 1310, but it flies w/2.6.30