Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61054
Pointing stick does not work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
The dual pointing device of my Dell Inspiron 8000 works just fine on 7.2, as
well as in the graphical installer of hampton beta1 and beta2. However, after
installation is complete when beta2 is booted up, only the touch pad works; the
pointing stick is completely disregarded, both in text (console) mode and in
XFree86. During the installation, I chose PS/2 2-button mouse, which is what
I've always used for Dell dualpoint.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install hampton beta2 on Dell Inspiron 8000
2.Configure mouse as 2-button PS/2
3.Choose the VESA driver (because GeForce2 Go is not supported) and graphical
login by default (not sure this is relevant, but thought I'd point it out just
3.Boot it up after installation
Actual Results: The pointing stick fails to work, both in text and X11 modes.
Expected Results: I wish it worked just like before :-)
I'm not sure the kernel is the best place in which to report this problem, but
among anaconda, mouseconfig, XFree86, console-tools and the kernel, I thought
I'd go with the latter...
Switching to kernels on which the pointing stick was known to work didn't help
(2.4.9-31, for example), but going back to gpm 1.19.3-20 fixed the problem.
We've reverted to that version because of this and other similar (as in, not reproducable
Okay, I'll still try to take a look soon after release; now I just don't have to
do it today :)