Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115713
Mouse unusable in installer (KVM switch in use)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:04:33 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
May exhibit problem with firstboot as well (I'll file a separate bug)
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
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.
I have posted this patch to linux-kernel that helps me.
Can someone else try this:
this looks to be integrated in current upstream, so this should be fixed in rawhide.