Bug 100936 - Firstboot runs with "no mouse"
Firstboot runs with "no mouse"
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-07-27 12:57 EDT by Alan Cox
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 14:28:23 EDT
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Description Alan Cox 2003-07-27 12:57:46 EDT
Description of problem:

Install selecting "no mouse"
First boot runs.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-07-28 11:53:34 EDT
What's the bug?  Firstboot should already be keyboard friendly.
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2003-07-28 12:56:28 EDT
If you are an alt-key contortionist and deeply familiar with the key shortcuts
yes. If you are a normal user I suspect not.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-07-28 14:28:23 EDT
"Normal users" have a mouse on their system.  ;)

Seriously though, I could make firstboot not run if no mouse is configured, but
I don't know what that would accomplish.  gdm would still launch, and the
desktop would still start once the user logs in.  Trying to navigate the desktop
without a mouse is more difficult than navigating firstboot without a mouse. 
Plus, it's not at all obvious to the user that selecting "No mouse" also means
"No setup wizard"

Computers without mice are a non-standard configuration.  That's why "Custom"
mode exists in anaconda so you can choose to use a text login ("Server" mode
provides this option too) so that firstboot, gdm, etc. can be avoided.  Also,
firstboot will be skipped by default on kickstart installs unless otherwise
specified.

Comment 4 Alan Cox 2003-07-28 15:04:52 EDT
Good point. Ok
Comment 5 Traxtopel 2003-11-21 15:40:32 EST
I have seen this same issue on an IBM Thinkpad T23. Does anyone
want extra information.

I am using fedora-core 1

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