Bug 7141 - Serial mouse not detected during installation
Summary: Serial mouse not detected during installation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-19 15:45 UTC by Michael McConachie
Modified: 2013-09-02 05:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 17:12:43 UTC

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Description Michael McConachie 1999-11-19 15:45:21 UTC
My mouse will not work in the graphical installer even
after I select the proper mouse type and port.  The mouse
is a generic 3 button mouse connected to port /dev/ttyS0.

This same mouse works under RedHat 6.0 which is currently
installed on the machine.  I believe the problem is the
install image is finding the PS/2 port on the board, which
I am _not_ using for the mouse and selecting that.

The updated boot disks did not work and neither did disabling
PS/2 support in my systems BIOS.

I upgraded using the text mode installer.

Computer Brand name and model: Generic
Laptop, desktop, server, workstation: Desktop
Processor type (i386/i486/Pentium/...): K6-2 200
Amount of RAM: 64MB
Monitor: NEC MultiSync A700
Video card: S3 ViRGE
     Manufacturer: S3
     Model: ViRGE (original)
     Amount of memory: 4MB
Hard disks:
     Type (IDE/SCSI): IDE        Size: 3GB
     SCSI Controller (If exists) & Chipset:
     RAID Controller (If exists) & Chipset:
CD-Rom (IDE/SCSI): IDE            Manufacturer/Model: ATAPI 24x
Mouse Manufacturer/model: Dexxa M-MS50 3 button serial
Other expansion cards: 3c509-TP ethernet card
Other peripherals:

It did work fine after the upgrade.

Upon booting after the upgrade kudzu found a PS/2 port
mouse, eventhough one is not connected and PS/2 mouse
support is disabled in the BIOS. I chose to ignore the
new hardware. The port is also found by the kernel when

I am unsure of the make of the motherboard but I do know it
has a AMIBIOS version 1.16.  It is dated as 5-6-98.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-22 15:13:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 17:12:59 UTC
Issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)

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