Subject: Re: USB devices spontaneously powering off?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 02/16/2003 11:14:57
In message <20030215163119.A9871@noc.untraceable.net>, Andrew Brown writes:
>not that my mouse has any lights on it or anything, but i have
>sometimes noticed that my usb mouse all of a sudden seems not to be
>responding. unplugging it (which, iirc, usually generates the
>expected cascade of disconnect messages from the kernel) and
>replugging it usually "wake it up".
Curious. The two devices I have which do this are both curiously made by the
same company - but they're very different devices. Both used to work just
uhidev0 at uhub3 port 5 configuration 1 interface 0
uhidev0: P.I. Engineering Xkeys Programmable Keyboard, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 3, iclass 3/1
The other is a "P.I. Engineering" USB<->PS/2 adapter with mouse and keyboard
functionality - and, strangest of all, it's the keyboard part that generally
All in all, I have a fair variety of weird and quirky USB behavior these
days. I am vaguely suspecting that it may involve my laptop's power
management features, although some of it happens on other devices as well.
I also get "dead" mouse behavior with my USB mouse. I have noticed that
it is much worse when the Wavelan card is receiving and sending packets.
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