Bug 127033 - anaconda fails to start using an old genius serial mouse
anaconda fails to start using an old genius serial mouse
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-06-30 16:09 EDT by Stefan Stanacar
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 12:07:33 EDT
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Description Stefan Stanacar 2004-06-30 16:09:39 EDT
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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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How reproducible:
Always

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 12:07:33 EDT
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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