Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6741
ps2 mouse locking up system during install and X startup
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:39:31 EST
The problem goes far beyond the simplistic "mouseconfig"
solution. I have 2 pc's 1-a Gateway that is impossible and
2 a Compaq that installed flawlessly after giving up in
total futility on the Gateway. I need this to work on the
Gateway, for work. I've tried everything on the web help
guides(see following text.) I tried ALL the mice
in "mouseconfig". I tried a Logitech Mouseman and a
Microsoft intellimouse. I tried turning the COM ports on
and off in BIOs. Switched around the IRQ's. I stopped
short of pulling boards out of the PC. This IS a mouse not
a Telemetry board for the X-33. If this were a Compaq
giving me these problems I'd be ok, I work for them and
have close ties to Unix Engineering. What is different in
the GATEWAY. What information can I collect on the Linux
command line to help you diagnose why it won't recognize
the mouse? Thanks -- Joe D'Agostino
At 11/4/99 4:28 PM we wrote -
You would need to run the "mouseconfig" utility and specify
Reference #: 991103-0009
Product: Red Hat Linux/Intel 6.0
Category: Bugs and other Problems
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time created: 11/3/99 6:32 PM
Last updated: 11/4/99 4:28 PM
Elapsed time: 21 Hours, 56 Minutes
E.8.13 I have a Microsoft serial mouse, and Linux doesn't
want to work with
it. What can I do to fix it?
It has been found that the 2 button Microsoft Mouse of
version 2.1A or
greater is a "smart" mouse. It has been speculated that it
is looking for
wakeup signals from Windows, or it will not respond back to
This causes X and/or gpm to not work with Linux because the
mouse is not
responding in a way these programs are expecting.
To "reset" the mouse to
work with these programs, you can follow one of several
mouseconfig to set things up before running X.
mouseconfig --kickstart --device cuaX
where X is either 0 (for com 1) or 1 (for com2)
Another solution is to get gpm-1.13, run as gpm -t pnp -R,
XFree86 for MouseSystems Protocol with /dev/gpmdata as the
Senior Software Engineer
Compaq Computer Corporation
I am a little confused :-( The subject says that this is a problem witha ps/2
mouse, and the description is talking about a serial mouse. Second, the first
part of the description is talking about problems with a MS mouse, and then the
second part is giving what looks to be a pretty good solution to the problem.
Was this submitted to inform us of the resolution to the problem?? If so, then
thanks!!! . . . we will add it to the knowledge database.
If there is still a problem, then please reopen this bug and let us know more
details of what the problem is.
Ok, Sorry for the confusion. The problem still exists. All I was trying to
say was I've tried everything and the mouse still doesn't work. Should I write
Gateway computers and ask why it doesn't work?
What information can I collect on the Linux command line to help you diagnose
why it won't recognize the mouse?