I just installed 9.1 desktop on an old Compaq laptop on which a USB mouse worked with W2K. Now it doesn't work. How do you do this with GRUB2?
OK. Installing 9.10 desktop from the live CD on an HP/Compaq nc6000:
1) if I click install from the first screen, and plug in a USB mouse and/or keyboard AFTER the install is complete and it's rebooted from the installed system, the USB mouse and/or keyboard DO NOT work ... but a USB drive does work
2) if I run from the CD and install from within the running 9.10, and plug in a USB mouse and/or keyboard AFTER the install is complete and it's rebooted from the installed system, the USB mouse and/or keyboard DO NOT work ... but a USB drive does work
3) if I first plug in a USB mouse and/or keyboard and install from the first screen, the USB mouse and/or keyboard DO NOT work ... but a USB drive does work
4) if I first plug in a USB mouse and/or keyboard and then run from the CD and install from within the running 9.10, the USB mouse and/or keyboard WORK both before and after booting from the installed system
This resolves my problem.
1. From terminal type:
2. Scroll down to a line which reads:Code:gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
and change it to read:GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"3. Save the file, exit the editor.Code:GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=force irqpoll"
4. From the terminal update Grub configuration by typing:
5. Restart your computerCode:sudo update-grub
Happy to report that adding "acpi=force irqpoll", as suggested, seems to have solved the problem on my Toshiba Satellite Pro L100. 1 hour from reboot now and USB mouse is still working (usually dies after 10 minutes or so). I was also able to format a USB memory stick with GParted, unplug it, plug it back in...
Thank you, lisati!
Hi I also have the this problem and I've tried what you wrote but I didn't work. I figured if I post all of my grub file maybe you can find something that is wrong with it:
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=force irqpoll"
# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
Hopefully you can help me, I just installed Ubuntu last night and haven't got time to start playing with due to this issue.
Thank you / J