Bug 431859 - PS2 Mouse inoperative in Fedora release 8 under Virtual PC.
PS2 Mouse inoperative in Fedora release 8 under Virtual PC.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Windows
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Reported: 2008-02-07 09:24 EST by George Griffin
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:56:32 EST
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Description George Griffin 2008-02-07 09:24:17 EST
Description of problem:  PS2 Mouse inoperative.  See bug report 223606. Similar
if not the same.  Running Fedora in a Windows Virtual PC environment.  Fedora
Kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 works fine.  Updated to 2.6.20-1.2320.fc5 and mouse is
nonfunctional.  The same in (release 8).  I've tried the various
tweaks suggested in 223606's thread, but apparently I've not got the correct magic.

HW:  Dell Optiplex 755

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora release 8 (

How reproducible:  Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  boot fedora in Windows Virtual PC session.
2.  login
3.  set video depth in xorg.conf to "DefaultDepth     16"
4.  startx
Actual results:
GUI comes up but mouse is unresponsive.

Expected results:
mouse interaction.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2008-02-07 10:27:21 EST
If you suspect this is the same type of issue as bug #223606 you'll probably
want to give similar information.

Is there any obvious error or warning messages when you run dmesg?

What type of mouse do you have?

If you boot the box from a Fedora 8 Live CD instead of Windows Virtual PC do you
have the same problem?

reassigning to kernel as gnome-common doesn't interact with the mouse at all.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:43:55 EST
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:56:32 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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