> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 01:18:10 -0800 (PST)
> From: Mark Terribile <materrib...@yahoo.com>
> Subject: 7.2, usb mouse, uhub0: device problem (IOERROR),
> port 3
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> I just put 7.2 on an Asus P5N7A-VM motherboard (running
> with a Core II Quad 2.33). This motherboard has a PS/2
> connector for the keyboard but not for the mouse. When
> I plug a USB mouse in, or connect a PS/2 mouse through an
> appropriate green adaptor (PS/2 mouse/USB) I get the
> following error on the console and in /var/log/messages:
> Nov 17 15:35:11 silver kernel: uhub0: device problem
> (IOERROR), disabling port 3
You can't just use a PS/2 -> USB adapter on *any* mouse; you need a "dual
protocol" mouse. It sound like your mouse may be old enough that it only
supports a PS/2 -> RS-232 (9 pin serial) adapter. Your board may have a header
to allow the easy installation of a serial port, but I have not checked (and
serial mice may not be auto-magically configured).
Last time I was looking for a mouse, I could not find a PS/2 version. I was
reluctant to get a USB mouse because none of them are USB Certified
(http://www.usb.org). Many of them also had a "Side-scrolling" scroll wheel
(designed with Vista in mind?) very awkward to use as a middle button.
If you mouse IS a "USB" mouse, try a different one.
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