Problems with mouse

Adam McDougall mcdouga9 at
Thu Aug 27 15:46:13 UTC 2009

Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 26/08/2009 18:35 Andriy Gapon said the following:
>> on 26/08/2009 11:59 Hans Petter Selasky said the following:
>>> On Wednesday 26 August 2009 10:05:54 Paul Kuntke wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> after installing BETA3 I'm experiencing a strange behaviour of the
>>>> usb-mouse driver. When the mouse is plugged in while booting it will not
>>>> work but when its plugged in later (e.g. after logging in) everything will
>>>> be fine.
>>>> Even if I unplug the mouse _after_ booting and replug it, it will not be
>>>> found. If I plug in a second one the second one will be found. But not the
>>>> one which was plugged while booting. Is there any workaround?
>>> What is the output from dmesg and usbconfig?
>> Hans,
>> I have a similar problem where sometimes my USB mouse won't get attached and
>> sometimes it will. For me it seems that the behavior depends on USB port that the
>> mouse is attached to. But maybe I have a different problem, maybe some ports are
>> indeed "bad".
> Just a note: no, this is not a bad hardware case, it's more random than that.
> Sometimes the mouse is properly detected during boot, sometimes not - in the same
> port. Sometimes replugging to the same port helps, sometimes I do it 3 times in a
> row and it doesn't help.
This sounds familiar, I may have seen something similar but it may have 
been on 7.x.  I recall either re-plugging the mouse about 6 times or 
restarting devd about 6 times and it pretty much always came up after 
enough tries.  I think devd wasn't starting moused when the mouse was 
detected.  Its been a long while so that may have gone away after 
upgrading to 8.  I know you are running 8 but it might be worth checking 
if its devd and if its just from moused not running.

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