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Bug 6029 - X install no go if serial mouse on PS/2 machine
X install no go if serial mouse on PS/2 machine
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-10-17 20:21 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 15:30:02 EST
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Description Chris Ricker 1999-10-17 20:21:01 EDT
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 11:23:59 EDT
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 18:54:59 EDT
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 15:29:59 EST
This issue is resolved in the next cut of the beta tree.

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