Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152145
Serial mouse does not work instead of being correctly detected on anaconda (X-server) startup
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
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Description of problem:
When running instalation FC2 or FC3, there is "correctly" detected serial two-button (three-button in fact, but no matter) generic mouse on startup of the installer. However, than does not work. I suppose that anaconda (X-server) probably expects a PS/2 mouse as default, no matter the detection. Unfortunatelly, a user-guided choose of mouse have been ommited from pre-instalation setup like it was common in RedHat distributions (as well as choosing a keyboard).
The same bug (serial mouse mulfunction) appears on startup of Fedora Core system FC2 or FC3, when chosen "rhgb quiet" options in GRUB, until mouse services for consoles are set up. Than the mouse works correctly.
However - in xorg.conf generated by anaconda there appears protocol IMPS/2 in mouse Section in spite of the mouse is serial one. It works, but one would guess that rather PS/2 mouse is expected by X-server than serial.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a serial 3-button Genius mouse (a common one)
2a. Start installation of Fedora Core 2/3: anaconda problem
2b. Run already installed FC2/3 and run X-server: FC3 startup and improper X-server setup
Actual Results: a. serial mouse did not work in installer
b. serial mouse did not work until set up of mouse services for console; improper mouse configuration in xorg.conf
Expected Results: the mouse should be working just from startup (installation/common run of Fedora Core 2/3) when the cursor first appears on the screen
probably only PS/2 mouse is considered as default, no matter the detection
We don't support serial mice with the 2.6 kernel.