Subject: resetting USB ports?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/12/2005 14:49:18
We've had some discussions in the past about USB devices going away. I
have a Dell desktop; as noted, those seem to be more -- I guess
"sensitive" is the word...
I lost my mouse twice today; each time, I had to reboot. The system
notices when I disconnect the mouse; it does not notice if I reconnect
it under those circumstances. Is there some way to force a reset of
the USB adapter so that it will notice the reconnects?
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb