A simple Microsoft Optical mouse 1000 (USB) that runs perfectly on Windows, freezes up under Ubuntu 10.x and Fedora 1x after about 10 minutes of using the OS.
Rebooting, the same problem comes up again in a few minutes.
Interestingly, the problem does not occur when Ubuntu is installed in Oracle VirtualBox VM. Installing Ubuntu "as usual" (i.e. not in a VM), causes the problem to occur.
Has any one here faced the same problem or have a solution for it? Maybe using a different mouse that is known to work with Ubuntu 10.x?
If it helps my system is: Asus P5NSLI motherboard (nVidia nForce 570 chipset), 4 GB RAM
Ubuntu 10.10 refers to "32 bit" version of Ubuntu
It seems that Ubuntu has a lot of all types of freeze issues.
Can someone recommend a version of Ubuntu that is fairly recent and stable ? I intend to use Ubuntu for Ruby on Rails development.