Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5905
Mouse auto-detected by graphical installer, but it asks for mouse type anyway
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:47 EST
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.
After graphical install with correct mousedetection (Microsoft 2.1A
serial mouse at com3) X does not get configured correctly
Also gpm is not started with -R (this is present in a FAQ of the
Redhat 6.0 paper documentation?).
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.