Bug 5905 - Mouse auto-detected by graphical installer, but it asks for mouse type anyway
Mouse auto-detected by graphical installer, but it asks for mouse type anyway
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-13 03:24 EDT by Johan Walles
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-21 13:57:27 EDT
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Description Johan Walles 1999-10-13 03:24:06 EDT
The graphical install program starts by autodetecting my
mouse (successfully).  Then after having clicked about some
in the install program, it asks me what type of mouse I
have.  As I didn't really know whether I have a bus mouse or
a ps/2 mouse, of course I gave the wrong answer, and X
wouldn't start after installation.  I fixed this by moving
the /dev/mouse link to point to /dev/psaux, but as this may
not be a viable solution for beginners, maybe you should
look into mouse detection some more.

  //Johan
Comment 1 japj 1999-10-20 10:59:59 EDT
After graphical install with correct mousedetection (Microsoft 2.1A
serial mouse at com3) X does not get configured correctly
(mousetype=auto?).

Also gpm is not started with -R (this is present in a FAQ of the
Redhat 6.0 paper documentation?).
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 13:57:59 EDT
Not selecting the correct mouse in mouseconfig is not a bug in the
installer.  The guess that the installer makes to start with is a
really basic guess, and there is a chance that the user would like to
customize that selection, which is why the second screen is given.
You can just select <next> in that screen, which will accept the
default that the installer found if you do not wish to customize.

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