Bug 25771 - [PS/2] System did not find serial mouse
[PS/2] System did not find serial mouse
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ben LaHaise
Brock Organ
Florence Gold
: 23264 30231 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-02-02 18:00 EST by Mark H Johnson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-07 03:37:27 EST
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Description Mark H Johnson 2001-02-02 18:00:30 EST
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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 2001-02-02 23:04:00 EST
Assigning to a defeveloper - is this a known 2.4 problem Bill?
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-02-05 17:34:33 EST
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-05 17:41:47 EST
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 18:16:47 EST
Since Ben is looking into this...
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-12 17:17:05 EST
*** Bug 23264 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-01 19:01:52 EST
*** Bug 30231 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Ed McKenzie 2001-03-07 03:37:18 EST
kernel 2.4.2-0.1.19 still causes kudzu to detect a nonexistant PS/2 mouse.
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-16 18:06:51 EST
kudzu is fixed as of 0.98.0-1 or so.

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