Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137852
Config. problem on Soyo P4X400 Dragen Ultra System
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem: No PS/2 mouse configures correctly causing X
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
As packaged with FC2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run redhat-system-mouse or mouseconfig
2. (optional) cd /dev; ln -s /dev/input/mice mouse
Actual results: Without step 2 above Xorg aborts as the xorg.conf
file expects the mouse device at /dev/mouse. WIth stem 2 X hangs
(mouse not functioning)
Expected results: X working
Additional info: /etc/sysconfig/mouse:
FILENAME "GENERIC 3 BUTTON MOUSE PS/2"
motherboard: Soyo P$X400 Dragen Ultra
graphics card: ATI Mach64 3D RAGE II
moniter Nokia 445pro
memory 256M DDR400
mice from Microsoft, HP and Logitek (same results)
Removing the hard drive and putting it on an older system enabled it
to configure correctly
The original FC2 installation also failed on the above system and
needed to be completed on the older system/motherboard (anaconda bug
The configuration also failed to probe the on-board sound on the
P4X400 Dragen Ultra motherboard which which the configuration
utilities seem to have trouble communicating.
Please attach individually and uncompressed xorg.conf, cat
/proc/bus/input/devices, as root running /usr/sbin/kudzu -p -b psaux
Also please run sytem-config-display --reconfig and attach the new
xorg.conf and test with that. We should not be using /dev/mouse in
recent generated xorg.conf, also was this an upgrade from FC1 or earlier?
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from 'Xorg -configure'
Created attachment 106114 [details]
left over from auto configuration
The installation was new, not from FC1
The command 'system-config-display --reconfig' gave:
File /usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py, line 412 in ?
Name error name 'hardware_state' is not defined
Please update to the latest s-c-display errata that fixed the error in
comment #4 and retry the reconfig command:
yum update system-config-display
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Per Comment # 5
Can you confirm the mouse working in that config - it is using
/dev/input/mice which is correct.
One option if you want to specifiy /dev/mouse instead is to setup a
udev rule for the symlink but /dev/mouse is deprecated with 2.6 and
I'm suprised your xorg.conf had it in.
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For Add. comment #8
Xorg with the current configuration xorg.conf hangs before the mouse becomes
functional; or before the background loads. Resulting /var/log/xorg.0.log
Can you boot into runlevel 3 and start X with the configuration in
comment #6. Are there any additional error messages on the console
after X hangs.
When I do so X, the start screen and Gnome come up. Login is possible
and Gnome starts. But the mouse cursor remains frozen. No error
messages are visible.
Hmm, can you open up a terminal using the run Alt-F2 gnome-terminal
should work with no mouse. Run:
hexdump -C < /dev/input/mice
and move the mouse, then Ctrl-C. Also please paste in the output of
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"hexdump -C < /dev/input/mice" with mouse movement generated no
Looks like a kernel issue with the input layer.
Should I report this as a kernel bug?
A USB mouse works!
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