Bug 6029 - X install no go if serial mouse on PS/2 machine
Summary: X install no go if serial mouse on PS/2 machine
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-18 00:21 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 20:30:02 UTC

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Description Chris Ricker 1999-10-18 00:21:01 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Erik Troan 1999-10-28 15:23:59 UTC
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?

Comment 2 Chris Ricker 1999-10-28 22:54:59 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-15 20:29:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the next cut of the beta tree.

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