View Full Version : [ubuntu] losing usb mouse on new karmic installation

November 14th, 2009, 04:49 PM
I just did a clean install of Karmic Koala on a Dell PC. But every time after a couple of minutes I seem to lose connection with the usb mouse, no matter which usb port I put it in. My only option to recover from this seems to do ctrl-alt-del and restart. Then again, the mouse functions properly for a couple of minutes, and then stops working again.

Anybody has any ideas how to fix this?

November 14th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Try having a look in your bios settings for legacy usb support options for your mouse.

November 14th, 2009, 05:34 PM
my BIOS doesn't say anything about usb mouse support, only that all usb controllers are on and all ports are on

November 14th, 2009, 06:17 PM
I also tried the

acpi=force irqpoll

fix, described here:


but that didn't work

November 15th, 2009, 05:40 PM
All I can suggest is that you do a thorough search on the internet for your Bios, Mouse brand and version with Ubuntu included in the search. I have had a similar problem with my blue tooth usb keyboard and one obscure line on one page helped me to fix it. Good luck.