Kernel Install Issue: New USB Device Found, Product: USB Optical Mouse Repeating


Answer: 1

30 hours ago

First time poster here.

I am updating to Linux kernel version 4.6.3 and used Lilo to install it.

I am running Ubuntu version 16.04lts.

When I went to select the new kernel everything started out fine, but it is currently doing something a little weird. It keeps printing out the following:

[ XXXX, YYYYYY] usb 3-14: newlow-speed USB device number ZZ using xhci_hcd

[ XXXX, YYYYYY] usb 3-14: new device found, idVendor 04ca, idProduct=0061

[ XXXX, YYYYYY] usb 3-14: new device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0

[ XXXX, YYYYYY] usb 3-14: Product: USB Optical Mouse

[ XXXX, YYYYYY] usb 3-14: Manufacturer: PixArt

[ XXXX, YYYYYY] usb 3-14: USB disconnect, device number ZZ

where ZZ has been slowly increasing from 1-38 (currently it's at 38 anyway, who knows where it will stop.) and XXXX, YYYYYY are different for each ZZ.

This isn't normal, right?

What should I do?

Thanks for your time and feedback.

Added by: Delbert Glover DVM

Answer: 2

28 hours ago

If this does not happen with the official kernel (currently 4.4.0-28), you have your answer.

Mainline kernels are not 100% compatible with Ubuntu, they are not recommended and they should not be installed unless there are certain hardware issues the official kernel does not support.

Additionally, mainline kernels lack the image-extra package which contains drivers released by Canonical.

Added by: Anika Kris

Answer: 3

7 hours ago

Your Lite-On PixArt OEM mouse is still unknown in the Linux kernel usbhid quirks in kernel v5.0-rc5. PixArt USB Optical Mouse ICs have a HW bug. Their buffer overflows, firmware crashes, and they reconnect if they are not always polled. So they require HID_QUIRK_ALWAYS_POLL (0x00000400) or the gpm service to be enabled to function properly.


If you could test kernel boot parameter usbhid.quirks=0x04ca:0x0061:0x00000400, then I could prepare the patch for the upstream Linux kernel. TIA

Added by: Jerel Von

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