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http://ubuntuforums.org – Ms Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 attached to USB The Problem: Mouse works on boot up but freezes after a while and will not respond without rebooting. My System: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz(1066MHz) s775 RAM: Kingston 1GB 240-pin DDR II 533MHz/PC4200 O/S: Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Kernel: Video Card: Asus GF7300LE w/TurboCache128MB TVOut DVI Video Driver: nVidia ver. 180 USB Controllers: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 10 and 20) Settings Manager: CCSM ver. 0.7.8 Window Manager: Compiz Window Decoratior: GTK Window Decorator The output for the USB using dmesg | grep usb is: PHP Code: stephen@stephen-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep usb [    2.829625] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs [    2.829661] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub [    2.829698] usbcore: registered new device driver usb [    2.848153] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [    3.114758] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [    3.220084] usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3 [    3.353501] usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [    3.528053] usb 2-3: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2 [    3.745738] usb 2-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [    3.748879] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual [    3.756130] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage [    3.756229] usb-storage: device found at 3 [    3.756231] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning [    3.766035] usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev [    3.779307] input: Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse� 1.00 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb2/2-3/2-3:1.0/input/input2 [    3.784138] input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse� 1.00] on usb-0000:00:0b.0-3 [    3.784163] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid [    3.784167] usbhid: v2.6:USB HID core driver [    8.756475] usb-storage: device scan complete  and the output for mouse using dmesg |grep mouse: PHP Code: stephen@stephen-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep mouse [    1.937422] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input0 [    1.940670] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice  The mouse freezing occurs during normal use in Intrepid and Firefox 3.0.15 but occurs more quickly if I try to use any WINE app or if I try to access VMware 3.0 running a Win2K Guest on the Intrepid host. I suspect that there is some conflict in the config files that may be reporting that one device is operating the mouse when in fact another has ownership of the mouse functions. Any help or insights would be appreciated. If more information is required let me know and I'll do my best to post it. Note: . The Ms Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 has a transmitter attached to a standard USB outlet. The mouse itself is powered by batteries. . The Mouse is new and new batteries that work have been installed. . I believe from what I have read that the MS BlueTrack system used in the mouse is essentially BlueTooth so I have installed all the "Bluez" related programs I could find in the repos. (Hardware)