usb problem

Zbigniew Koziol softquake-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Sun Sep 6 06:19:22 UTC 2009

Randy Jonasz wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> I've run into a situation with kubuntu 9.04.  The other night, the 
> hydro flickered on and off.  When the computer rebooted, the usb mouse 
> was not recognized.  I've tried the mouse on another computer and it 
> works fine.  When I use dmesg after inserting the usb mouse, nothing 
> is registered.  I've put a ps2 adapter on it and it is working fine.  
> There are no error messages that I can see when linux boots.  Is my 
> fear of a hardware unwarranted?
My memory key got broken after it fall on the floor. When I insert it 
into usb slot, an error message shows up in /var/log/messages. Perhaps 
you should have a look into that file. Another think is that these error 
messages are somewhat cryptic and misguiding. I my case, it took me a 
lot of time to figure out that the device is broken. Googling is not 
much helpful. I was not able to find a good information about USB 
related error codes.


> Thanks for your help,
> Randy

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