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    SubjectRe: USB optical mouse on laptop causes bk12 boot to hang
    On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 09:23:19AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
    > on to the next issue. the setup:
    > dell inspiron 8100 laptop
    > RH 9
    > 2.5.66-bk12
    > for ergonomic reasons, rather than use the laptop keyboard and
    > touchpad, i have (under the previous RH 8 and 2.4.20) been using
    > an external PS/2 keyboard and logitech USB optical mouse. this
    > setup has been working fine -- when both external input devices
    > are connected, i can use either keyboard, and just the optical
    > USB mouse.
    > booting under 2.5.66-bk12, if just the keyboard is connected,
    > no problem. the boot works, both keyboards are active, and the
    > touchpad works.
    > however, if i connect *only* the optical mouse, the boot gets
    > to "Freeing unused kernel memory", hangs for about a minute,
    > then powers down the box. not good. (same thing happens if
    > both external keyboard and mouse are connected, so i've isolated
    > it to just the optical mouse).

    What happens when you plug in the mouse, after the boot process has


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