Bug 31489 - RFE: Use Mousewheel during installation
RFE: Use Mousewheel during installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-12 07:22 EST by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-11 16:38:03 EDT
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2001-03-12 07:22:44 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17-14 i686; en-US; 0.8)

The installer does not use the scrollwheel. It wouyld be nice if it did
when the user selects a mousetype with scrollwheel.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot into installer
2. select Microsoft intellimouse (IMPS/2)


Actual Results:  scrollwheel is ignored in installer

Expected Results:  scrollwheel should scroll if the focus is on a
scrollable window
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-12 11:11:16 EST
Cannot detect presence of mouse wheel at this time.
Comment 2 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2001-03-12 11:25:37 EST
I was not expecting detection of a mouse wheel, I was expecting usage of the
mouse wheel when the selected mouse type is such that there is a wheel
(Intellimouse, Logitech MouseMan Wheel, ...)
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-04-11 16:37:58 EDT
If we can't detect it, we don't know that it's there.  If we don't know it's
there, we can't set it up when the installer first starts the X server.  Once
the X server is started, there is currently no way in X to load a new mouse
protocol without stopping and restarting the X server.  This is really an X
Windows problem.  If you start X Windows with a generic (non-wheel) mouse
specified in the configuration file, open a text editor and change the generic
mouse to something like Intellimouse, the change does not take effect until X is
Comment 4 Ed McKenzie 2001-06-14 13:00:49 EDT
Does assuming the mouse has a wheel cause problems when it doesn't?  AFAIK the
wheel just acts like an extra set of buttons, which would just be ignored if no
such button events ever occur.
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-06-15 11:32:07 EDT
Yes, it can cause problems with X.  I don't really know why that happens, but I
have seen X crash when I selected the wrong mouse in the installer.  It seems to
have something to do with the hardware, though, because I can use the same mouse
on a different motherboard, and I don't have this problem.

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