Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7141
Serial mouse not detected during installation
Last modified: 2013-09-02 01:52:22 EDT
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
Model: ViRGE (original)
Amount of memory: 4MB
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
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.
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)