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I have a big problem. Sometimes (not always), when I power on my laptop, my USB devices (mouse, keyboard and other) don't work. All devices work, indicators are on, but it doesn't work in Ubuntu.

And sometimes, when I don't use my laptop, usb devices don't work too. I came to my laptop, try to do anything, but I have not results and I have to reboot my laptop.

What can I do? Before this, when I'd used only windows 7, I didn't have this problem.

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 23:59

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Sounds like a problem I've seen before where the usb system detects a hardware error and shuts down. Can you report your dmesg logs? –  Martin Owens -doctormo- Dec 14 '10 at 13:05
    
This actually sounds similar to the issue I have where my laptop's internal keyboard/touchpad don't work and I have to reboot (sometimes many times) to get them functioning. I think they're internally connected to PS/2 ports, but other than that it could be the same problem. askubuntu.com/questions/16813/… –  dgw Dec 15 '10 at 1:24
    
I don't know if this would be of help, but I have encountered a similar problem with some computers. When the system is using a usb mouse, usb keyboard, usb wireless receiver mouse setup, the system will not recognize such devices. I have resolved it by going into Bios and turning on usb legacy support on, in the Bios. –  Merlin2525 Apr 23 '11 at 18:03
    
This question seems abandoned, there is not further information or activity added to it for several months. I am flagging this to be closed by a moderator. If you think this issue is still affecting you you can flag a moderator to re-open it. –  Bruno Pereira Feb 2 '12 at 22:58
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