USB not working in Dapper or Edgy

Sundar Nagarajan sundar.personal at
Sun Jan 7 10:56:39 UTC 2007

mike williams wrote:
> Im using Edgy now,although I had the same problem in Dapper with USB not 
> working(not a single device,printer,mouse,HD,etc...), but in Windows I 
> don't have a problem with that,all of those things work fine.I also 
> included the DMESG outout incase anyone needs it
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Do you have the usbhid module loaded? (lsmod | grep usbhid). This was 
the problem once on one of my boxes. I have added usbhid to /etc/modules 
which contains the list of modules to be loaded at boot time.

I believe ubuntu should auto-detect the USB mouse and load usbhid, but 
in my case, I believe I didn't have the mouse pluged in while booting, 
and subsequently plugging the mouse in didn't work.

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