Bug 127033 - anaconda fails to start using an old genius serial mouse
Summary: anaconda fails to start using an old genius serial mouse
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-06-30 20:09 UTC by Stefan Stanacar
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 16:07:33 UTC

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Description Stefan Stanacar 2004-06-30 20:09:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
tried to install fedora core 1, using graphic install.
i discoverd that anaconda crashes if i use this serial mouse (genius easymouse 3-but, 10 years old i think).
after kernel messages flip by, the autodetection of monitor, video card, and mouse starts, and then it tries to start the X server, but it fails. the x cursor apears for about 1-2 sec, then the screen blinks, and i get a message error saying that x server crashed, and the systems starts to unmount drives and finally it's says to reboot my computer.
i've tried to install fedora core 1 on the same computer with a ps/2 mouse and everything worked fine. every time i use that serial mouse, graphic install of fedora core fails.
i'm not aware if this bug appears in fc2 too.
and yes, i accidentally discoverd this bug. ;)

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Steps to Reproduce:
use serial Genius EasyMouse 3-but (the one described above) and try to install fc1

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 16:07:33 UTC
Serial mice are no longer supported during installation as of Fedora
Core 2 and thus this report is no longer relevant to change anything for.

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