i know this isn't a mint problem but i am hoping someone out there could share some expert tutilage with me. A friend of mine has an older dell laptop that i set up xubuntu for. everything was working great with it, today she called me and said after she ran the updates the usb's stopped being recognized. i took a look at it and googled everything i could think of but nothing seemed to fix it. i tried restarting the computer with a jumpdrive in it with a live usb and it didn't boot... but im not sure if that is due to the age of the comptuer not supporting usb boots or the usb's not working, i don't remember testing the usb when i set up the computer. there is power running through the usb's cause my jump drive and usb mouse both lit up, but they aren't being seen by xubuntu. i am at work right now but the next thing i was going to try was to boot of a live cd when i get home tommorow and see if the live cd will see the usb's. any thoughts or experience with this out there?