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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
completed?

thanks,

greg k-h
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