Bug 115513 - Serial mouse doesn't work during install
Serial mouse doesn't work during install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
: 119474 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-02-13 01:08 EST by Mike Heath
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-24 14:26:43 EDT
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Description Mike Heath 2004-02-13 01:08:23 EST
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Description of problem:
During the install of Fedora Core 2 Test 1, my two button serial mouse
did not work.  It is working fine now that FC2 is installed.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot of FC2 Test 1 CD.
2.  After GUI starts up, mouse does not work.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike Heath 2004-02-13 01:10:09 EST
The mouse is attached to ttyS1.
Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2004-02-13 19:27:05 EST
My 3-button serial mouse was detected wrongly as "Generic - Wheel
mouse (PS/2)" which didn't work. I installed using keyboard only,
selected the correct mouse during installation, just to find that
"firstboot" doesn't accept any keyboard input and I need to work
around that, too.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-02-16 00:48:50 EST
FC2 Test1 will generally report that a PS/2 wheel mouse is there every
time. This is fixed in current trees.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-16 23:30:14 EST
As Bill said, the development tree should have this fixed
Comment 5 Tethys 2004-06-05 06:19:17 EDT
Rather than reporting a PS/2 wheel mouse, FC2 final detects my
mouse as a generic 2 button serial mouse, and doesn't work during
the install (although it's fine once the install is complete).

My mouse is actually a *3* button serial mouse, too, which meant
that I had to manually run mouseconfig after installing to get the
middle button working under X.
Comment 6 Michael Schwendt 2004-08-24 03:19:55 EDT
*** Bug 119474 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-08-24 08:05:29 EDT
Maybe the wheel issue is solved (is it?), but serial mice are still
*not* detected during installation (FC3t1). Reassigning.
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-24 14:26:43 EDT
Serial mice aren't going to be supported during installation (unless
someone provides a patch).  They're just not common enough at this
point and fall into the same category as ISA network cards as far as
support is concerned.
Comment 9 Rahul Sundaram 2004-09-20 10:36:49 EDT
I dont know about other parts of the world but here in India serial
mouse are much more common that ISA cards. In my office almost every
system has a serial mouse but no ISA cards. Please reconsider this

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