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I have recently been trying a new distro called Toorox (version 6.2009 with KDE 4.2.4). This is a Gentoo based distro from germany. The LiveCD worked fine and after a couple of hours of playing about with it I decided to install it onto my system.
However I have run into a problem: after booting the optical mouse's light comes on, and stays on, and the cursor on the screen is frozen. I have tried rebooting, and moving the mouse to another USB port, but so far this has made no difference.
I hope that somebody can help as it seems such a simple problem.
OK I just spotted something else, I assumed that it was simply the mouse that was not working however, it also appears that the keyboard is not loading either. The desktop does not respond to any key press, however I am noticing that pressing "Num Lock" or "Caps Lock" does not switch on the LEDs on the keyboard either.
I do not think it has crashed as the analogue clock widget on the KDE desktop is still ticking.
Sounds like usb trouble. Connections, or modules. Sometimes ohci & uchi modules load & can conflict. You need one or the other. You don't have a via chipset, do you? I used get spurious 'o/c change' repeatedly from the usb-2.0 driver and about 2.6.19 they put in an option
options ehci_hcd ignore_oc=1
for /etc/module.d/ which fixed it.