Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5558
Old microsoft mouse wasn't detected
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:25 EST
I tried 3 different mice with the redhat 6.1 X-install
program, but they all happened to be 2-button serial MS (or
MS compatible) mice. None of them were detected. The newest
of the mice is a revision 2.0A MS mouse.
The X-install program isn't very non-mouse friendly I'm
afraid. (I submitted a bug report about that already.)
I hard-coded my setting into the
instimage/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/xserver.py file on
my NFS server to get my install to work. Not a solution for
What happens when you select the mouse that you have in the mouse
config screen? The installer should work without any problems with a
PS/2 mouse or a serial mouse. Submit more details of the problems
which you are seeing.
------- Additional Comments From 10/26/99 17:23 -------
I ran a few tests on the machine and I now have a better idea what's
My computer doesn't have a PS/2 mouse port (AMD K6-300, motherboard
has intergraded sound and video). On bootup, the linux kernel is
detecting a PS/2 mouse port. During the install, the hardware
detection program (a python lib in this case), kudzu, thinks that the
computer has a PS/2 mouse. Kudzu thinks that the $mouseDev is
"psaux", the $driver is "ignore" and the $description is "Generic PS/2
Mouse." Needless to say kudzu and the kernel are both a little
As for selecting the correct mouse from the mouse config screen, I do
that and it doesn't magicly cause my mouse to start working. It
should probably restart X with the new mouse settings, but that
I hope that helps.
There are known bugs with the installer detecting PS/2 mice which are not
actually there because the installer is seeing a PS/2 port and just assuming
there is a mouse attached. We are currently trying to come up with the best
solution for this problem.
As for making a change to your mouse and having the change take effect, you will
need to restart gpm as well as X to pick up the changes.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6415 ***