Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 223653
Mouse does not work after updating to kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
Last modified: 2008-02-07 23:26:10 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading to kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 the mouse does not work. The pointer
is frozen in the middle of the GDM login screen (runlevel 5). The mouse works
properly when I reboot and use kernel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select kernel-2.t.19-1.2895.fc6 in grub boot menu.
2. Boot system.
3. Wait for GDM login screen to appear.
4. Try to move mouse pointer to click on login text box.
Mouse pointer does not move. No movement.
Mouse pointer moves on screen.
Asus SP97-V Motherboard
AMD K6-2 450MHz CPU
256 MB RAM
Logitech Trackman PS/2 mouse connected via IOGear Model GCS62 KVM switch.
Note: "apm=power_off" parameter in the kernel line of /boot/grub/menu.lst for
both 2.6.18 and 2.6.19. The 2.6.18 kernel required it in order for sytem to
completely shutdown. This parameter was left in for the 2.6.19 kernel.
Hey, sleepy heads! Just wanted you to know that this bug is most probably a
duplicate of bugs 223603 and 223606. (Note: A working search function would
minimize all these duplicate entries.)
Kam, I do not wish my users duping bugs themselves. In this case you are
probably right, because the same kernel revision caused the issue. But this
is an exceptional case. In 95% of bugs users with different root causes
hang onto the same bug, and then it's a hideous mess. It's very easy to
dup bugs later, but hard to divorce them.
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.
Thanks for using Fedora!
Per the previous comment in this bug, I am closing it as INSUFFICIENT_DATA,
since no information has been lodged for over 30 days.
Please re-open this bug or file a new one if you can provide the requested data,
and thanks for filing the original report!