Bug 115713 - Mouse unusable in installer (KVM switch in use)
Mouse unusable in installer (KVM switch in use)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-02-15 05:35 EST by Mark Smith
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 19:39:41 EDT
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Description Mark Smith 2004-02-15 05:35:31 EST
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Description of problem:
Standard install using CDs, kernel-2.6 defaults to a PS/2 protocol
incompatible with KVM switch.  Install can proceed but driven only by

Better to add "psmouse.proto=bare" to the default install kernel

This problem also affects the installed kernel after reboot, although
there it prevents firstboot from functioning AT ALL - there is no
keyboard navigation possible.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Connect keyboard and PS/2 mouse through KVM switch.

Actual Results:  Unable to install using mouse

Expected Results:  Install using mouse.

Additional info:

May exhibit problem with firstboot as well (I'll file a separate bug)
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-16 23:23:01 EST
I'm not going to change the kernel's defaults... if the defaults need
to change, then they should change in the kernel and not for the
installer specifically.
Comment 2 Brian "netdragon" Bober 2004-06-21 03:16:16 EDT
Jeremy: The problem I've found with psmouse.proto=bare is it stops
mousewheel functionality of the Intellimouse Explorer. This is no good
in normal use, but its just fine in the installer. The installer also
has problems with standard reconnects of the Intellimouse Explorer.
Kills two birds with one stone.
Comment 3 Marko Macek 2004-08-10 04:14:18 EDT
I have posted this patch to linux-kernel that helps me.

Can someone else try this:

Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-10-05 19:39:41 EDT
this looks to be integrated in current upstream, so this should be fixed in rawhide.

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