Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30392
Anaconda hangs after detecting Generic 3 Button PS-2 mouse
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:54 EDT
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I recently purchased the RedHat 7.0 Standard box set. I am trying to
upgrade my Linux box (A Dell Precision 410 with an Xpert@play 98 video
card) to 7.0 (from 5.2).
I attempted a boot from the CD-Rom, at which point Anaconda started and
detected a generic 3 button ps2 mouse. Then it hung - no response to
input or error messages at all.
I then removed all of my PCI cards (except the video board) and
disconnected my serial modem and printer. Same effect.
I then tried your updated bug-fix Ananconda image to no avail (same
I am absolutely 100% sure all of my hardware is Linux compatible, as I
have been using RedHat 5.2 for a year or two now (I have also successfully
used Slackware, Caldera, and FreeBSD).
I hope to get a fix soon because I am more than anxious to upgrade!
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install 7.0 on a Dell Precision 410 :-)
Anaconda seems to work fine in "text expert" mode. I was able to install from beginning to end in this mode. Only the graphical version won't work, it seems.
If you install with the text mode install, then configure X with Xconfigurator
once the system is installed, does it work better?
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have anything to add to the bug
As you have apparently surmised, it seems that the Xpert@Play 98 card was the
culprit, although this card is most definitely compatible with XFree86 4/3.X).
Anaconda hung immediately before entering the 16 color 640x480 mode (so it
would seem). I learned this by installing on another computer.
Weirder was that in text mode, the installer correctly guessed to use the
Mach64 server, but couldn't detect the on-board RAM or clock settings. But,
after being told, everything works fine and fast (even the big resolution,
As for Xconfigurator, it barfs on startup with this card. Hope that helps (or
at least proves that it isn't RedHat software doing the barfing :-)