|Summary:||UPS poweroff during mouse probing.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||SharpFang <bw>|
|Component:||kudzu||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-02-04 22:41:03 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description SharpFang 2000-09-09 09:00:38 UTC
CONFIG: PentiumII233, UPS Fideltronik Ares 3000 on ttyS2, mouse Logitech on ttyS1, the rest is insignificant. This computer works as 'shutdown server' sending off shutdown signal to all the computers powered from the UPS if power goes down and the batteries are getting low. One day I decided I want to install linux 'out of a box' on an unused partition, so I could always compare my config with 'factory defaults' of RH6.2. WHAT HAPPENED: I started the installation system once, and after some time of the installation it all suddenly died - the UPS with awful scream died (powering all the computers attached to it off). I tried to power it on, and it worked, but as I restarted the installation again, and it died in the same place. Next time I checked what goes on when this happens - It's when mouseconfig probes the mice. Unfortunately there's no way to skip autodetect in mouseconfig, at least not using expert mode I think - and probing ttyS2 it accidentially sends 'poweroff' signal to the UPS. WORKAROUND: I removed the serial cable of the UPS from the serial socket and after fourth attempt the installation passed successfully. SUGGESTED BUGFIX: A screen with warning included, which allows the user to un-check the ports to be probed, or skip the probe on all ports and choose one port for probing for the mouse type manually.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-09-12 22:39:37 UTC
This might be fixed in a later kudzu release, but I can't be sure without trying it on that specific model of UPS (which we don't have.)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-02-04 22:41:03 UTC
Closing out bugs from older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for the lack of response.