Bug 135439 - Installer uses non-existent PS/2 mouse even tho serial mouse was detected
Installer uses non-existent PS/2 mouse even tho serial mouse was detected
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-10-12 14:25 EDT by todd_lewis
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-12 15:47:27 EDT
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Description todd_lewis 2004-10-12 14:25:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
During CD install boot, the serial mouse was correctly detected. There
is a PS/2 keyboard attached, but the PS/2 mouse port is unused. When
the graphical installer runs it tries to use the PS/2 mouse. Moving
the serial mouse won't move the on-screen pointer. If I then plug in a
PS/2 mouse, I can use it to move the pointer around.
  After installation, I can use the serial mouse just fine. It's only
during the install that the serial mouse -- though detected during
boot -- is ignored.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot/Install from CD with serial mouse attached, empty PS/2 mouse port
2. Select graphical install at prompt.

Actual Results:  Mouse pointer rooted firmly in center of screen when
moving the serial mouse around. Had to plug in a ps/2 mouse to get the
pointer to move.

Expected Results:  The pointer should have moved about with the
detected serial mouse without having to attach a ps/2 mouse.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-12 15:47:27 EDT
Serial mice aren't supported during install.

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