Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72092
incorrect "hint" for mouse identification
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:23:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Mouse Configuration help text says: "Do you have a PS/2, USB, Bus or serial
mouse? (Hint: If the connector your mouse plugs into is round, it is a PS2 or a
Bus mouse; if rectangular, it is a serial mouse.)" Whether serial connectors are
rectangular is debatable, and most mice with "rectangular" connectors these days
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Reach the Mouse Configuration screen in a graphical install and look at the left
pane of the window (the pane with the help text)
Actual Results: The text I quoted in the description
Expected Results: Something like one of the following two alternative
descriptions, depending on what the meaning of the word "rectangular" is ;) (for
these examples, you may want to pay more attention to content than grammar or
(a) "Do you have a PS/2, USB, Bus or serial mouse? (Hint: If the connector your
mouse plugs into is round, it is a PS/2 or a Bus mouse. If the connector is
rectangular, it is a USB mouse. If it is trapezoidal, it is a serial mouse.)"
(b) "Do you have a PS/2, USB, Bus or serial mouse? (Hint: If the connector your
mouse plugs into is round, it is a PS/2 or a Bus mouse; if rectangular, it is a
USB or serial mouse.)"
USB mice, which have connectors that are much more clearly rectangular than
serial mouse connectors, are becoming a lot more popular/common...
Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, it is too late to make this change for the
upcoming release. We will change this text for the next release. In the mean
time, the install guide should provide help for anyone confused by this.
If it's going to be fixed in the next release but not this release I guess the
bug should be closed as DEFERRED...
Actually, I'd rather not close this bug. It will be easier for me to track and
easier for me to remember to fix it, if it remains open and assigned.
This has been fixed and committed to CVS. Thanks again for the feedback.
*** Bug 74536 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***