Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74769
Text boxes in anaconda lose the ability to take the cursor.
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
During a graphical install, some of the text boxes were unable to take the
cursor. Like the root password dialog box, and the TCP/IP settings box. I'm
not sure what triggers this, and _I_ was unable to reproduce it on my laptop.
but somebody from the psyche mailing list saw this happen.
You can left click all day long into the text box, and it never gets cursor, and
you can never type into it. _BUT_ if you *right* click into the box, the popup
dialog shows up, and the box gets cursor. Bizarre, but its a workaround.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch a Red Hat Linux 8.0 install
2. Try to enter text into some text boxes.
Actual Results: Sometimes the text box will not take the cursor, you will have
to right click on the text box for it to take the cursor.
Expected Results: The text box would take the cursor.
Additional info: I have set the priority to high, and the severity to low. I
feel that this is a high priority, as it makes the installation VERY difficult,
and not everybody will think to right click the text boxes. But since it's such
an easy work around, the severity should be low.
In graphics mode install...
I encountered this problem in the network setup dialog after setting the IP and
At this point, the buttons in the top pane were still active, but I couldn't
hostname, gateway or DNS information, nor could I toggle the radio buttons in
vs. manual. I accidentally discovered that hitting the right mouse button in
box would bring up a menu but also re-enable the mouse in the lower panes. I
able to complete the network configuration and had no other problems with the
I'm using a plain vanilla logitech 3-button PS2 mouse. This was on a Dell 667
3 which had no problems with either of the two limbo installations.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74792 ***