Dear all:

When I connect my mouse to the computer (Ubutnu 8.10) after I have already booted up the system, it wont work. To make the mouse work, I have to restart the system with the mouse in proper port.

How can I make my mouse work after I have booted the computer without having to restart it?

I am also interested to know how the kernel finds hardware and load device drives for them. Can the system be asked to again look for devices after it has already booted up?