Why does Debian (and only Debian!) sometimes fail to see my mouse?
I now have four distros on my hard drive. One of them is Debian Wheezy, and it's probably the one I use most often. But often, when I boot it, my usb mouse is not detected. The only cure is then to push in the cable hard and reboot. I would have expected intuitively that pushing in the cable would be enough and the mouse would then be detected on the fly as usb storage devices are, but that doesn't seem to happen.
The strange thing is that it only happens in Debian. Of course all my distros have different kernels, but Debian is neither the oldest nor the youngest of them. It is however the only stock kernel and it's enormous. My other three systems all have hand-rolled minimalist kernels, and they none of them have any problem detecting the mouse.
Can anyone explain this?