USB mouse not detected on boot of 7-STABLE

perryh at perryh at
Fri Aug 14 04:48:54 UTC 2009

Luke Dean <LukeD at> wrote:
> my simple USB mouse stopped being detected at boot time.
> The /dev/ums0 device simply does not appear unless I unplug
> the mouse and plug it back in again.  Then it is detected.
> Is there something I can do to force the system to rescan for
> my mouse to save me from crawling around on the floor whenever
> I reboot?

One distinctly low-tech solution would be to get a USB extension
cable (not a hub with a cord, just a USB-A male to USB-A female
cord) to plug into the machine, and plug the mouse into the cable,
so that you can unplug and replug without having to grub around in
the back of the machine.

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