Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52982
init script specifies device
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:47 EDT
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):
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
The service will halt while initializing and remain locked and dead.
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
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.