Lo, I did an update yesterday and since then my mouse stopped working.
Mar 22 08:17:50 inspiron9400 su: (to root) aliB on /dev/pts/1
Mar 22 08:18:15 inspiron9400 kernel: 822.704445] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 4
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.453136] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.620195] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=c521
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.620216] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.620230] usb 3-1: Product: USB Receiver
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.620240] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Logitech
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.620454] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.646457] input: Logitech USB Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/input/input15
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.646614] generic-usb 0003:046D:C521.0007: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1/input0
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.676240] input: Logitech USB Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.1/input/input16
Mar 22 08:18:18 inspiron9400 kernel: 825.676424] generic-usb 0003:046D:C521.0008: input,hiddev0,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Device [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1/input1
Obviously the mouse is recognized but still does not work.
I hope somebody has a hint.
First of all… we need more information. What are the list of repositories you have listed?
My bet would be that the xorg repo is enabled and you updated your x config. The xorg repo is bleeding edge and currently it makes your input devices not usable. (I know because I did update it two days ago to get newer ati drivers and mesa.)
Anyway… can you supply your repo list as this makes the first step to see what could have gone wrong?
Hmmm … a couple of thoughts on this, … why is it not a solution? The mouse does NOT stop working for most of us. I have 6 PCs running openSUSE, 5 of which are running 11.2 and I NEVER have had such a problem. Not once. Never.
This problem of the mouse not working only affects a few people, in which case is NOT having such a tool to fix this not so common problem (relative to the MAJORITY of users) a good idea?
2nd , kernel updates do not happen every day. Maybe 1/2 dozen times during a distributions lifetime.
3rd, unfortunately, sax2 is being depreciated and no longer supported, so you will in a way get your wish as there will no longer be such a tool in the future. >:(