I have machines with PS/2 ports (which cannot be turned off
in the BIOS) with which we use serial mice. The X-based
installer refuses to start in this scenario, as it assumes
if there's a PS/2 port that there's also a PS/2 mouse,
instead of probing for serial mice as well.
What's happening? Is X starting and the mouse not working, or is the
server failing and returning you to text modes with error messages
on the screen?
The server's failing to start. The only messages I get are:
Probing for mouse type
<wait a bit>
X startup failed, falling back to text install
there are no temp. files from XFree86 in /tmp afterwards, no messages
on any of the other consoles, etc.
This issue is resolved in the next cut of the beta tree.