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I've never used a linux system before but have always wanted to learn so I've just installed ubuntu 12.10 on my system and all seems to be running well, apart from the Microsoft 5000 Bluetrack keyboard and mouse set I have.

They work well for a few minutes and then they just stop responding to anything at all. I am VERY new to the idea of linux and am still very much getting to grips with it, assume I don't know anything at all before you suggest a soluton, so please list how to do it!


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Do you get the same behavior for all usb ports? When you unplug the usb adapter and plug it back in, do the keyboard and mouse work again for a while or do they stay unresponsive? Can we rule out weak batteries? –  phipsalabim Mar 6 '13 at 20:02

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