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Author Topic: Question for Linux Gurus - Ubuntu - Mouse & Network Problems  (Read 1554 times)

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Question for Linux Gurus - Ubuntu - Mouse & Network Problems
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:43:46 AM »
I'm booting Ubuntu off of a USB drive and it won't connect to the network or USB mouse. Grrr...

Anyone have any tips?
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Re: Question for Linux Gurus - Ubuntu - Mouse & Network Problems
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 06:19:27 PM »
BIOS/UEFI have options nowadays to boot with no USB device support, partial USB device support (default=allows you to boou from USB devices and have a keyboard, but not much else) or full USB device support. This is done to keep the time to boot as low as possible, while still supporting the essentials in case one needs to do low-level repair jobs.

I would check for this setting first, at least.

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Re: Question for Linux Gurus - Ubuntu - Mouse & Network Problems
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 10:13:09 PM »
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind for next time. :)

I ditched Ubuntu for SMOS BAMT. Things are working perfectly now.
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Re: Question for Linux Gurus - Ubuntu - Mouse & Network Problems
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 11:14:10 PM »
I wonder what SMOS BAMT is  :huh: and find this
BAMT vs. SMOS vs. Other Linux-Based "Mining OS"
http://redd.it/1u2azh

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Re: Question for Linux Gurus - Ubuntu - Mouse & Network Problems
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 09:07:30 AM »
I wonder what SMOS BAMT is  :huh: and find this
BAMT vs. SMOS vs. Other Linux-Based "Mining OS"
http://redd.it/1u2azh


http://smos-linux.org/

Yes. It's for mining alt coins. I've currently got it on Dogecoin. The OS does the trick. Nice and simple and works. Mined about 2,000 DOGE or so since I got it running and into a decent pool.

Took a bit to configure cgminer properly, but I've got it running at around 660 KH/s now. With some more tweaks, but might be able to get it between 700 and 800 KH/s.

But it's a lot easier than dealing with Ubuntu problems.
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Re: Question for Linux Gurus - Ubuntu - Mouse & Network Problems
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 12:11:18 PM »
Most likely a timing issue during boot. Something takes too long to respond so Ubu just sails right on by.

Run lsusb and see what Ubu reports for USB devices. You'll see something like this:

Screenshot from 2014-01-22 13:03:33.png

If your mouse (or receiver) is missing, try unplugging, then repluging and see if it appears. If it does, it's most likely a bootup timing issue. If it's still missing it's most likely a driver issue or p&p not recognizing that specific mouse.

FWIW Ubu has had problems in the past with some USB mice not being detected on boot. They usually fix it with a patch after a while.