Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174602
Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 mouse not detected at install time
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:18 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
What's in /proc/bus/input/devices during the install?
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"
H: Handlers=mouse0 event1
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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.
Fixed in CVS. Will be in 10.90.14 or later.
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.
We're not actually using the value anymore. Chris -- can you nuke printing this
unused stuff out ;-)