Bug 25296 - USB mouse unavailable in graphical installer
USB mouse unavailable in graphical installer
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-01-30 09:13 EST by Chris Runge
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-30 12:47:04 EST
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Description Chris Runge 2001-01-30 09:13:16 EST
beta 3 (Fisher)

doing a graphical install (default) using NFS

I have a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer hooked up to the USB port. However
it is detected as a 3 button PS/2 mouse (despite the fact that the USB
driver is loaded and the light on the mouse comes on--indicating that the
system is aware of it). The mouse doesn't work.

While trying to manually select the mouse using the keyboard I noticed some
odd behavior:
        - pressing + on num keyboard expands/unexpands only Genius
          mouse types, even when cursor not located there
        - IntelliMouse (USB) choice missing (but I think this is present in
mouseconfig after the

even after selecting USB mouse, still doesn't work in the installer.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-30 12:47:00 EST
Fixed in internal tree.

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