I've downloaded the fedora lxde spin and wanted to install the ATI drivers so I follwed some guides and started by doing a yum update kernel, however it seemed that after the update (after rebooting in the new kernel) my wired usb mouse would stop working. If I uplug it and replug it in either the same or a different usb port it will work again for something between 2 and 20 seconds. After that it stops. The light on the mouse goes out. My wired USB keyboard however has no problems. Before the kernel update and in Windows the mouse works just fine, so it's not broken.
I've tried both the 32 and 64 bit versions. The current 32bit kernel (the one in which the mouse breaks) is 3.5.4-2.fc17.i686. I haven't tried other desktop enviroment spins because I'm not interested in using them anyways.
xinput --list does detect the mouse even if it's in a non working state.
I'm not sure how to fix/troubleshoot this and my searches haven't given me any good information so that's why I'm opening up a topic myself.
Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.