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I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Sony Vaio a month ago. Since then everything was ok but recently my mouse stops responding occasionally.

What could be the problem and how would I fix it?

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That happens to me as well. Check out relevant bug report at redhat: bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=734287 - Check out dmesg | grep mouse output, I get "psmouse.c: bad data from KBC - timeout" –  medigeek Feb 13 '12 at 14:39
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I can get the mouse working again by opening a terminal and running sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse

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Sometimes my USB mouse get stuck too, but I realized that it occours when I accidentally hit the touchpad, activating some eternal Drag & (don't) Drop.

So here is a "quick dirty fix" that always works for me: just hit the touchpad again or the touchpad left button. Then, your USB mouse will get unstuck :)

You could wan't to disable the touchpad also, if you use the USB mouse more often.

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