Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63008
When run on mouseless system, died without warning leaving console unusable.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:46 EDT
Description of Problem:
After rebooting a system which was configured in error to boot into graphical
login (no mouse) Xconfigurator failed to run correctly when chosen from the
"setup" menu. Console was left in an unusable state (no echo, and "reset"
screwed things up a little more). No error messages visible, just dumped back
XFree86 requires that a mouse be configured. It does not require that it
actually generate events however. You can configure X to use a non-valid
device for the mouse, and start X with -xf86allowmouseopenfail
I dont recall the exact option, but its either in the docs, or someone on
xpert can pull it up for ya.
You must configure a pointing device though, it is an X requirement.
Anaconda configured it without; Xconfigurator died without even giving a sane
error message when we tried to fix the mess (I was hoping it would allow me to
at least undo the "graphical login" option). That's the bug ...