I have exactly the same problem. I'm running 9.2 and using the same keyboard and mouse as Neofire.
I've found a way around the mouse not working: plugging an old "wired" mouse into the serial port makes the wireless mouse work once Linux has booted (the wired mouse doesn't work)! Strange eh?
But I'm still not happy - sometimes I open a window on my desktop and both mouse and keyboard just stop working. Also, neither keyboard nor mouse work during boot, which is annoying as I have dual boot Windows/Linux and I can't select the Windows option from the menu which comes up.
I strongly suspect that my system just doesn't have the correct Linux drivers for my keyboard and mouse, since wireless USB devices are relatively new. So please can anyone let me know if you find a driver!
Windows XP recognised the keyboard and mouse straight away.