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USB fails to PnP

Postby Skar on Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:36 pm

Hello,

There is something wrong with the USB on this laptop I think.
When I try to plug a mouse in after Mint 8 is running, nothing happens. Not even a light on the mouse.
When I start Mint with the mouse already plugged in, the cursor moves, but it's laggy and slow and impossible to use.

What's wrong? What can I do to fix it?

The laptop is a crappy Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L7310W.
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Re: USB fails to PnP

Postby remoulder on Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:50 pm

Try adding irqpoll to the end of the kernel line in the grub menu.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: USB fails to PnP

Postby Husse on Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:30 pm

mikeyb's suggestion can be correct, however for a Linux newbie it is not easy to understand what to do
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gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Find the line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
add irqpoll between the quotation marks (save)
Then
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sudo update-grub

Reboot for it to take effect
In earlier versions of Mint this is done differently
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