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USB mouse won't work under XP in a dual boot Ubuntu GRUB 1.5

I had inherited a system with dual os - Windows XP and SUSE Linux.
It uses GRUB to handle dual boot between os. I am a newbie to linux and I decided to install Ubuntu 8.0.4 becuase I do not have administrator password. Furthermore, I have a Logitech Easy call usb mouse and keyboard with speakerphone which worked fine before installing Ubuntu. The problem I now get with Ubuntu and XP is my Logitech mouse won't work under XP but work ok under ubuntu. What can possibly be wrong?

I have to installed a ps2 Microsoft mouse to be able to continue using XP and I am able to use my Logitech mouse under Linux. Does GRUB 1.5 disable my usb mouse? I tried using a different Logitech usb mouse and reinstalled drivers in Windows to no success.

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    jordan king May 11, 2010

    hi,so the usb mouse wont work in xp but will in ubuntu


    and have you got the latest mouse driver for the usb mouse 


    (that could be the answer)


    hope this helps :-)

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I too have noticed this - I found a converter to attach my USB mouse to the old serial port. I dont know if this will get around the problem. This is what happens to me: I have 2 dual boot XP and Ubuntu computers. Sometimes, the computer starts up into windows, (I have it for games) and the mouse is just frozen. One one computer, when I go back to Ubuntu and then back to windows, the mouse will go again! On the other computer at first it was fine, then I attached a different mouse. It froze in windows. So I reattached the original mouse. It is now frozen in windows - works fine in ubuntu, frozen in windows and will not go at all. How *****! I just have a feeling (yeah, thats a great way to go with computers, I know) that it's not a driver issue. Here's hoping that the old connection gets me around the problem!

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

It has the latest mouse driver (logitech setpoint 4.0). Before installing Ubuntu the setup worked w/ SUSE/XP using GRUB dual boot. After installing Ubuntu XP does not see the usb mouse. Even Logitech setpoint does not have the mouse setup/configuration option. It appears that at boot it does not recognize the mouse or disables it. The BIOS has the usb keyboard and mouse enabled. Currently, I have two mices one for xp and either mouse will work under Ubuntu.

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A good guide above

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