related to a question I asked recently, is it possible for a crazy usb device such as a mouse to bring the Linux kernel to its' knees?
I've got an Ubuntu Karmic box that experiences random restarts / complete freezes. The discussion in my previous question is pointing to a hardware issue but it's not been pinned down just yet.
In the meantime, I've noticed that open windows can just start scrolling like crazy & I have to press the click wheel a few times to stop it.
So, can a 7 button (MS) optical USB mouse going scroll-crazy cause Linux to have a fit?