Bug 52982 - init script specifies device
Summary: init script specifies device
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://web2.thinkmeyer.com/gpm.txt
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Reported: 2001-08-31 22:10 UTC by Martin Meyer
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-31 22:10:55 UTC
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Description Martin Meyer 2001-08-31 22:10:47 UTC
Description of Problem:
The init script specifies /dev/mouse as the device, even if you have specified a 
different device in /erc/sysconfig/mouse or /etc/sysconfig/gpm.

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

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RH71 w/ gpm
2. start a mouse that isn't connected to /dev/mouse and not having a symlink
3. the service start will succeed and then fail after is realizes /dev/mouse doesn't 

Actual Results:
The service will halt while initializing and remain locked and dead.	

Expected Results:
line 39 should probably be a "!" instead of a "-n" in front of DEVICE.  This will cause 
the variable to only be specified if no value is set.  (this is probably the intended 

Additional Information:
 this problem primarily effects people using USB mice becuase their mouse is located 
at /dev/input/mice and RH makes a kink at setup time.  New kernel install removes 
this link and gpm stops working.  Same with some PS2 mice users: /dev/mouse was 
a link to /dev/psaux.

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