USB mouse dosen't work FC4 x86-64

James Wilkinson fedora at
Sat Jan 21 09:55:58 UTC 2006

James W Eanes Jr. wrote:
> I'm having a problem with using a USB mouse on my HP ZV5255 laptop. The 
> mouse works fine if I boot a 2.6.13* kernel but all 2.6.14* it does not 
> work most of the time. When I look for USB devices in kinfocenter or 
> hardware brouser the app locks up. Help!

Sounds like a dodgy mouse: any chance you can try it elsewhere?

Can you, from a command prompt, try /sbin/lsusb (you don't have to be

Can you, from a *root* command prompt, run
tail -f /var/log/messages
and plug the mouse in?

Hope this helps,


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