Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50044
Changing the mouse type in anaconda GUI doesn't change the mouse type during installation
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:10 EDT
Install beta3 on a Notebook with an internal PS/2 touchpad and a
connected USB mouse.
When anaconda's mouse setup comes up, pick "Generic USB 3 Button mouse".
You still can't use the external mouse during installation.
Mouse settings after installation are ok.
*** Bug 50045 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 50047 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
[the duplicates were caused by network flakiness - got timeouts on submission]
Were you trying NFS, FTP, or HTTP?
Umm... The problem doesn't have anything to do with the installation method.
It's quite reproducable with all NFS, FTP, HTTP and CD-ROM installation
The comment on network flakiness was just explaining why I submitted the bug 3
times - "Submit Bug" gave me timeout error messages, but apparently, the bug
got into the database nevertheless. You can safely ignore that part.
I don't see this with either CDROM or NFS installs on my Compaq Presario 1700T
laptop with a Logitec USB wheel mouse.
What kind of laptop?
Dell Latitude C800
Brent, is this behavior even "fixable"?
I don't think that this is something I can fix. The mouse that you pick during
installation has no effect on the mouse at that time. It won't take effect
until X is restarted, which in this case means rebooting the machine after
I think it is up to the BIOS to decide which mouse it is going to use during
installation. On my Compaq, if I plug in a USB mouse, it disables the onboard
mouse. It seems that the Dell laptops behave differently. There's not much we
can do about that.
Except for restarting X if the mouse settings have changed.
Or, alternatively, doing the right thing(tm) and making X mouse drivers modular so
it can handle changes at runtime... *runs*