Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114591
anaconda doesn't properly write /etc/sysconfig/mouse
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
Description of problem:
gpm does not start correctly "out of the box". The reason for this is
that after an installed, /etc/sysconfig/mouse does not have a DEVICE=
line in it. gpm WILL NOT START without that line. running
mouseconfig, and selecting the same mouse that was selected during
installation will add this line to /etc/sysconfig/mouse... why can't
the installer write this file correctly in the first place?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Do an install (I've got a 3 button usb mouse)
It works fine without DEVICE=. See line 40-ish of /etc/init.d/gpm.
Yet... it doesn't work. :-) After a kickstart, gpm DOES NOT WORK for
USB mice. "service gpm restart" doesn't work either. Add the DEVICE=
line, and restart again, and it works. Now comment out the DEVICE=
line, restart... and it *doesn't* work. Noticing a trend here?
/etc/init.d/gpm does say that gpm will assume that DEVICE= /dev/mouse
if something else isn't specified... I notice that on my machines
/dev/mouse is symlinked to psaux. However, in my kickstart file I
clearly specify "genericwheelusb". Is anaconda broken in creating
It should be getting created via kudzu -- are you disabling kudzu?
No... kudzu is running every time the machines boots. It is properly
detecting floppy and cdrom drives... but is stuck on the idea of psaux
for some reason.
Kickstart or non-kickstart install? What does `/usr/sbin/kudzu -p -c
Created attachment 97804 [details]
output of kudzu command
kickstart install. Output of above command is attached as file.
What sort of mouse line do you have in your ks.cfg?
I see this problem (Console mouse services fails to start with "no
mouse configured") on my dual PIII test PC (Supermicro P6DBS) after a
clean interactive, custom NFS install of Fedora Core Test 3.
This is with a PS2 wheel mouse behind an ATEN KVM. FC1 and before that
RH8,9 set up the mouse for the console just fine.
Also, anaconda itself recognized my mouse just fine during the
install, and it works in X post-boot.
Same here with FC2T3.
Mouse : Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)
At the first boot, /etc/sysconfig/mouse is empty.
Running system-config-mouse fix this.
Any further thoughts about this Jeremy?
FC2 (final) and FC3T1 does not have this issue (at least with my