Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23264
Mouse detected incorrectly; can hang install!
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:29 EDT
I am currently using a Logitech Cordless MouseMan Wheel. When it is
plugged into a USB port anaconda incorrectly identifies a generic 3 button
PS/2 mouse and the mouse will not work.
When plugged into the PS/2 port everything works fine.(except the wheel :-)
Passing to QA to reproduce if we have required hw.
I had something similar happen in Florence beta-2: I had a Microsoft two-button
serial mouse (DB9) plugged into COM1 (this older machine doesn't have any mouse
hardware), and it identified the mouse as three-button PS/2:
Running anaconda - please wait...
Probing for mouse type...
Found a Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)
I changed it to two-button serial (emulate three) on COM1 later during the
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
Just to add a little more information, I have a Logitech USB+PS/2
LED mouse. In Flo' beta-2, anaconda detects this as PS/2 whether I
plug it in as PS/2 or as USB.
Worse, shortly after X is started during the install, everything hangs.
(At the language selection screen.) The keyboard stops responding.
Even the three-finger salute does nothing. If I CTRL-ALT-F2 away from
this screen after X startup but *before* the language selection screen
appears, all is fine until I switch back to X. The other windows are
alive. But as soon as I ALT-F7 back to X, everything hangs with no
response to CTRL-ALT-DEL or CTRL-ALT-Backspace or CTRL-ALT-F<anything>.
If I plug the exact same mouse in with its PS/2 adaptor, all is fine.
Hardware = ABIT KT7-RAID with Athlon 1.1 Gig and 256 Meg memory.
Same behavior in Flo' beta-1 and Flo' beta-2.
*** Bug 26313 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
HP Netserver 5/100 LH -- Pent, 192M, PCI 3c905B nic, onboard
Adaptec AIC-7850 controller pair at rev 1.19S6; all SCSI
drives; Texel DM-xx24 K scsi CD-ROM drive (tray type), P/S 2
kbd and mouse (true MS 2 button serial compatible - PS/2
Started with the 'lowres' option, becuase it had graphics
issues with the 1 M onboard Cirrus video
During the anaconda load, it misdetected the true MS 2-button
serial compatible mouse as a 3-button PS/2 compatible mouse
On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> R P Herrold (firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
> > During the anaconda load, it misdetected the true MS 2-button
> > serial compatible mouse as a 3-button PS/2 compatible mouse
> Technically, it misdetected the presence of a PS/2 mouse, and
> then never bothered to look for the serial mouse. Same effect,
... Indeed, sort of, but no ... it _is_ in the PS/2 port, but
through a serial-to-PS/2 adapter pigtail -- I had forgotten
that, It is a "Serial - Mouse Port Compatible Mouse", MS Part
no 37967 ...
If it's in the PS/2 port, it's a PS/2 mouse.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25771 ***