Bug 5537 - Getting around the Xinstall program with a non-working mouse
Summary: Getting around the Xinstall program with a non-working mouse
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-04 23:16 UTC by eckman
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-11 13:46:40 UTC

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Description eckman 1999-10-04 23:16:44 UTC
I currently don't have a working mouse(I'm still looking
into why it doesn't like my mouse)under the X windows
install program (doing an NFS install) and I'm having some
problems getting around.  I can use the normal keys(arrows,
tab, etc) to move around, but I can't figure out a way to
get move to gain focus on the "Online Help" frame.

Shouldn't there be a "key" which tells people who are
mouse-challenged (or just like keyboard short-cuts) how to
move around?  (F1 doesn't seemed to be mapped to anything
yet. :)

Also, in order to expand a tree or shrink it, "left arrow"
and "right arrow" would make more sense (to me) then "+/-".
Why not both?

Last issue, in the disk druid window, why does the 'A' in
"Add" have an underline if neither <alt-A> or <ctrl-A>
select those buttons?



ps  I just noticed a "Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back
to pre-XKB keymap" error message that `startx` sent to the
text console.  Could that be causing my problems?

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-11 13:46:59 UTC
The installer really way not meant to be navigated without a mouse.
As a matter of fact, if a mouse is not recognized by the installer,
then the install will automatically drop into TUI mode.

We will take your suggestions in mind for the next release however.

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