Bug 25771 - [PS/2] System did not find serial mouse
Summary: [PS/2] System did not find serial mouse
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ben LaHaise
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: Florence Gold
: 23264 30231 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-02 23:00 UTC by Mark H Johnson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-03-07 08:37:27 UTC

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Description Mark H Johnson 2001-02-02 23:00:30 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-0.99.11 i586)

During installation, the display indicated that a "PS/2 mouse" was found.
The system being used has a serial mouse. Was unable to use the graphical
interface for installation.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot with a system having a serial mouse.
2.default gives you no chance.
2b.expert mode allows you to select a serial mouse, but it still didn't

Actual Results:  Pointer is stuck in the center of the screen - unable to
move it.
Was able to install the system using the text screens & able to use the two
button serial mouse to get X configured, etc.

Expected Results:  Pointer should move (like it does NOW...).

Its an older system, 166mhz Pentium, serial mouse interface (actually a
trackball -but the mice I tried failed too) on ttyS0, CD, floppy, etc.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-03 04:04:00 UTC
Assigning to a defeveloper - is this a known 2.4 problem Bill?

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-02-05 22:34:33 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-05 22:41:47 UTC
It didn't find the serial mouse, because it never looked for it, since
it 'found' a PS/2 mouse.

This is the PS/2 misdetection problem; assigning to kernel.

Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 2001-02-08 23:16:47 UTC
Since Ben is looking into this...

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-12 22:17:05 UTC
*** Bug 23264 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-02 00:01:52 UTC
*** Bug 30231 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Ed McKenzie 2001-03-07 08:37:18 UTC
kernel 2.4.2-0.1.19 still causes kudzu to detect a nonexistant PS/2 mouse.

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-16 23:06:51 UTC
kudzu is fixed as of 0.98.0-1 or so.

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