Bug 72776 - Installer crash when mouse probe fails
Summary: Installer crash when mouse probe fails
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: null
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-08-27 18:40 UTC by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-27 21:08:29 UTC
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Description H. Peter Anvin 2002-08-27 18:40:06 UTC
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Description of problem:
When trying to install null using the netboot.img image and an NFS install, I
got a crash after Anaconda starts up:

Running anaconda, the Red Hat Linux system installer - please wait...
Probing for video card:   ATI Rage Mobility
Probing for monitor type: Unable to probe
Probing for mouse type:   Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 427 in ?
    mousehw.probe (frob = 1)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/mouse.py", line 191, in probe
    self.set("No mouse")
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/mouse.py", line 229, in set
     (gpm, x11, dev, em, shortname) = self.mice[mouse]
KeyError: No mouse
install exited abnormally

This system has a PS/2 mouse connected via a Belkin KVM switch.  The Belkin
switches are notorious for sometimes (very randomly) failing probe operations --
the mouse works, but if the OS probes, it won't "smell right" and therefore not
get detected.

Obviously, the proper action is to either fall back on a keyboard-based install
or (better) give the user a menu to choose what mouse type is present (which may
be "none".)

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Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-27 20:39:25 UTC
Jeremy this is fixed correct?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-27 21:08:19 UTC
Yes (don't remember the other bug # off the top of my head, though)

Comment 3 Mike McLean 2002-08-29 19:20:09 UTC
no mouse installs work fine for me (falls back to text)

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