Bug 171155 - graphical install fails due to missing Synaptics input event devices
graphical install fails due to missing Synaptics input event devices
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-10-18 15:47 EDT by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-18 16:20:29 EDT
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X log file (1.78 KB, text/plain)
2005-10-18 15:48 EDT, Charles R. Anderson
no flags Details
anaconda syslog (23.61 KB, text/plain)
2005-10-18 15:50 EDT, Charles R. Anderson
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XConfig.test (3.72 KB, text/plain)
2005-10-18 15:50 EDT, Charles R. Anderson
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2005-10-18 15:47:21 EDT
Description of problem:

Anaconda crashes when attempting to start the X server for the graphical
install.  The error in X.log indicates no synaptics event device was found, No
core pointer, failed to initialize core devices.

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

buildstamp 200510180516.i386

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot graphical anaconda on a laptop with a Synaptics touchpad
2. select language and install method
Actual results:

Synaptics no synaptics event device found (checked 10 nodes)
Synaptics The /dev/input/event* device nodes seem to be missing
Query no Synaptics: 6003C8
(EE) Synaptics no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
(EE) Synaptics Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics"
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

Expected results:

Synaptics devices should be supported.

Additional info:

HP Omnibook 6000

Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.4, id: 0x9b54b1, caps: 0x844793/0x0
serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio1/input0
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1
input: TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint on synaptics-pt/serio0

-/bin/sh-3.00# ls -l /dev/input
total 0
crw-r--r--  1 root 0 13, 63 Oct 18 15:34 mice
Comment 1 Charles R. Anderson 2005-10-18 15:48:10 EDT
Created attachment 120133 [details]
X log file
Comment 2 Charles R. Anderson 2005-10-18 15:50:05 EDT
Created attachment 120135 [details]
anaconda syslog
Comment 3 Charles R. Anderson 2005-10-18 15:50:52 EDT
Created attachment 120136 [details]
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2005-10-18 16:20:29 EDT
I fixed this just this past Friday when I discovered it doing an install on a
new laptop.  It's committed in CVS, but we haven't rebuilt anaconda just yet.

As a workaround, you can hit scroll lock while anaconda is probing hardware just
before it starts X, switch over to tty2, make the /dev/input/event* device
nodes, switch back to tty1, and turn off scroll lock.  Or, just give it a few
days and we'll rebuild.

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