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Bug 174602 - Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 mouse not detected at install time
Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 mouse not detected at install time
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2005-11-30 12:16 EST by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-18 13:55:21 EST
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2005-11-30 12:16:32 EST
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Description of problem:
The installer claims there's no mouse if the mouse connected to a PC is a Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 one, even though after install the mouse works just fine, middle button and scroll wheel included.  A similar Genius EasyMouse+ mouse, that does not have the scroll wheel, is detected properly.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the installer with a Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 mouse plugged in

Actual Results:  The installer claims there isn't any mouse connected to the system, and asks whether to perform a text install or a graphical install.

Expected Results:  This mouse should ideally be detected properly.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-01 13:49:09 EST
What's in /proc/bus/input/devices during the install?
Comment 2 sketch 2005-12-07 13:48:54 EST
I get the same error on an IBM Thinkpad with built-in trackpoint.  The device is
seen in /proc/bus/input/devices, but the installer says no mouse was found.  I
plugged a USB mouse in and it was detected, after which point the installer
continued without error.  After X started, the trackpoint did work, so it
appears it is just the installer not seeing the device properly.

The /proc/bus/input/devices entry for it is:

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000a Version=0000
N: Name="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input1
H: Handlers=mouse0 event1 
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-07 14:29:15 EST
Considering the mouse probe in anaconda does nothing useful at this point (it
doesn't change the config), it might be best to remove the check entirely.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-07 14:48:32 EST
Fixed in CVS. Will be in 10.90.14 or later.
Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2006-01-13 11:17:04 EST
FC5T2 candidate's anaconda still mis-probes the mouse from the original report.
 /proc/bus/input/devices says Name="GenPS/2 Genius <NULL>".  Yes, I found the
<NULL> very odd too.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-18 11:03:44 EST
We're not actually using the value anymore.  Chris -- can you nuke printing this
unused stuff out ;-)

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