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minecraftdr
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USB ports appear to fail and Mouse no longer functioning

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New to Linux, just installed Mint 17 64 bit.

System working OK, then wireless USB mouse fails to respond, its companion Logitech wireless USB keyboard now failing too.
Without rebooting, plugged in a different style USB wired Mouse, still no mouse functioning. Then tried adding a different USB wired keyboard, it will not function either. It would appear that all the USB ports went down as the light in the mouse does not light up. Tried several USB ports

Rebooted system using a Microsoft Infra Red wired mouse and a PS2 keyboard. Works for a while then the Mouse fails to respond. PS2 keyboard continues to function. This motherboard does not have a PS2 plug for a Mouse.

This same computer functions OK running Windows 8 so it's not a motherboard hardware failure leaving me to feel it's possibly a driver or something else in Linux's software.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Re: USB ports appear to fail and Mouse no longer functioning

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minecraftdr wrote:New to Linux, just installed Mint 17 64 bit.

System working OK, then wireless USB mouse fails to respond, its companion Logitech wireless USB keyboard now failing too.
Without rebooting, plugged in a different style USB wired Mouse, still no mouse functioning. Then tried adding a different USB wired keyboard, it will not function either. It would appear that all the USB ports went down as the light in the mouse does not light up. Tried several USB ports

Rebooted system using a Microsoft Infra Red wired mouse and a PS2 keyboard. Works for a while then the Mouse fails to respond. PS2 keyboard continues to function. This motherboard does not have a PS2 plug for a Mouse.

This same computer functions OK running Windows 8 so it's not a motherboard hardware failure leaving me to feel it's possibly a driver or something else in Linux's software.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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