Bug 160666 - Serial Mouse not working
Serial Mouse not working
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-mouse (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Serial Mouse not working
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Reported: 2005-06-16 10:27 EDT by Samvinesh Christopher
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-14 18:29:45 EDT
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Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices before modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon (275 bytes, text/plain)
2005-06-30 22:38 EDT, Agustin Barto
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Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices after modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon (456 bytes, text/plain)
2005-06-30 22:38 EDT, Agustin Barto
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Description Samvinesh Christopher 2005-06-16 10:27:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
New Fedore Core 4 Installed. Serial Mouse not working.
PS/2 mouse works fine.

In the same machine, with FC3, it works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4 with PS/2 Mouse
2. Shudown, replace PS/2 mouse with serial mouse

Actual Results:  serial mouse does not work.

Expected Results:  serial mouse should have worked

Additional info:

When the kernel boots ttyS0 and ttyS1 messages are displayed twice 
by the serial driver.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2005-06-27 16:20:04 EDT
Based on a quick examination of kudzu and system-config-mouse, I can't see any
changes that would break a serial mouse.
Comment 2 Agustin Barto 2005-06-30 22:38:02 EDT
Created attachment 116216 [details]
Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices before modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon
Comment 3 Agustin Barto 2005-06-30 22:38:59 EDT
Created attachment 116217 [details]
Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices after modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon
Comment 4 Agustin Barto 2005-06-30 22:43:55 EDT
I got my Microsoft Serial Mouse working with gpm and X.org adding the following
lines to my rc.local:

/sbin/modprobe sermouse
/usr/sbin/inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon

and modifying the configuration files to use /dev/input/mouse1 (instead of
/dev/input/mice). The idea came after examining the output of
/proc/bus/input/devices during the many tests I did.

I attached the output before and after calling the lines of above. I hope gives
someone an idea on were the problem is.
Comment 5 Samvinesh Christopher 2005-07-06 08:58:53 EDT
No need to change the rc.local.
Changing the DEVICE line alone in /etc/sysconfig/mouse with /dev/ttyS0 
worked for me.
Comment 6 Agustin Barto 2005-07-12 11:21:20 EDT
That only works AFTER you run gpm. The gpm rc script does basically the same as
I did. The computer with the problem doesn't have much ram so I can't have
useless daemons wasting memory.
Comment 7 Lúcio Fernando Diniz Cardoso 2005-08-13 14:26:16 EDT
I think FC4 is worst than FC3, I have many issues with this release that I
hadn't with FC3 (XP dual boot installation, sound and serial mouse among others).
Comment 8 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-14 18:29:45 EDT
Serial mice are not supported during install time with anaconda and for FC5
system-config-mouse is going away.

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