sid (unstable): 5.2.9-2
buster (testing): 4.19.37-5+deb10u2
stretch (stable): 4.9.168-1+deb9u5
jessie (oldstable): 3.16.72-1

Debian GNU/Linux device driver check & report

ASUS: EEEpc900

PCI IDWorks?VendorDeviceDriverKernel
80862590YesIntel CorporationMobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controlleragpgart,intel-agp
80862592YesIntel CorporationMobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controlleri915v2.6.32-
80862792YesIntel CorporationMobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics ControllerXFree86,XFree86
80862668YesIntel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controllersnd-hda-intel
80862660Intel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1
80862662Intel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2
80862664Intel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3
80862658YesIntel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1usb-uhci,uhci-hcd
80862659YesIntel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2usb-uhci,uhci-hcd
8086265aYesIntel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3usb-uhci,uhci-hcd
8086265bYesIntel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4usb-uhci,uhci-hcd
8086265cYesIntel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controllerehci-hcd
80862448YesIntel Corporation82801 Mobile PCI Bridgei810_rng
80862641YesIntel Corporation82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridgeintel-rng,iTCO_wdtv2.6.25-
80862653YesIntel Corporation82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controllerata_piix,ahciv2.6.25-
8086266aYesIntel Corporation82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controlleri2c-i801v2.6.25-
168c001cYesAtheros Communications Inc.AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)ath5kv2.6.25-
19692048YesAtheros CommunicationsL2 Fast Ethernetatl2v2.6.29-

Result of lsusb,
1 or both the uncommented lines design the unrecognised peripheral:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b071 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 2.0M UVC WebCam / CNF7129
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0951:1606 Kingston Technology 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
*Bus 003 Device 004: ID 05fe:0005 Chic Technology Corp. Viewmaster 4D Browser Mouse
#Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0c45:1018 Microdia 
#Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04b4:0101 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Keyboard/Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

The item is a USB1.1 opticalmouse with a compactFlash single slot (useful with laptops or umpcs) designed as Microdia(?, rarely Sonix in linux hw lists)=0(x)c45[vendor ID]:(0x)1018[product ID]
Cypress semiconductors must be right, but kbd/hub or HID is a partly wrong deduction.

On eeePC i use Ubuntu 9.10, (but previously recognised on an acer aspire by knoppix 4,00).
The external mouse is working fine, maybe there is one more hidden usb to puzzle the adknowledgment of this tricky peripheral.

Thanks for attention
 (2010-01-31 04:03:52)