Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25771
[PS/2] System did not find serial mouse
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:05 EDT
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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.
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
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.
Assigning to a defeveloper - is this a known 2.4 problem Bill?
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
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.
Since Ben is looking into this...
*** Bug 23264 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 30231 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
kernel 2.4.2-0.1.19 still causes kudzu to detect a nonexistant PS/2 mouse.
kudzu is fixed as of 0.98.0-1 or so.