I have spent all day on the Ubuntu forums and going through google search results, and everything I have tried so far (including downgrading the kernel) has gotten me nowhere, so I figured I would post my own thread and see if maybe someone could help find a specific solution to my problem.
Basically my usb ports have simply stopped working. They will not read usb mouse or dvd drive. I also tried another mouse as well to make sure my mouse wasn't the problem. I know they are still recieving power because the laser lights up when I plug in my mouse. I simply can't get it to work. Besieds some fixes I have tried since I encountered the problem, I haven't installed any new software or anything, so I am quite baffled why they just stopped working. Any help would be appreciated.