Bug 63465 - PS/2 mouse not usable with non-BOOT kernels
PS/2 mouse not usable with non-BOOT kernels
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-04-14 05:50 EDT by Jos Vos
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-14 07:04:12 EDT
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Description Jos Vos 2002-04-14 05:50:24 EDT
Description of Problem:
After reinstalling a RH 5.2 system with RH 7.2 (with all current updates
included), the PS/2 mouse is not usable anymore.  Kudzu says the mouse is
missing.  When starting gpm and/or when starting X, the keyboard is locked and
the mouse can't be used either.  After killing gpm and/or X, the keyboard can be
used again.  However, Anaconda could use the mouse.  So, afterwards I installed
the kernel-BOOT package and booted this, and indeed, then gpm and X works fine
and Kudzu finds the mouse again!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Both 2.4.7-10 and 2.4.9-31 have the same problem: the BOOT kernel works, normal
kernel does not work.

Intel MS440GX (Xeon) mainboard with PS/2 keyboard and mouse.  Other info on
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-04-14 07:04:07 EDT
440GX chipset Intel boards all have a stupid bios bug (bad $PIRQ table).
You need to use the smp kernel to avoid this bug.
Comment 2 Jos Vos 2002-04-14 07:20:42 EDT
Checked, and using the SMP kernel works, so this is a viable workaround this

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