Bug 74992 - wrong mouse type assigned and problems without the mouse.
Summary: wrong mouse type assigned and problems without the mouse.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-xfree86   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2002-10-03 14:15 UTC by Eugene Kanter
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:31:09 UTC
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Description Eugene Kanter 2002-10-03 14:15:56 UTC
How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. have IMPS/2 mouse configured.
2. shut down, replace video card, reboot, let kudzu autoconfigure for new video
(all seems to work fine up to this point).
3. start redhat-config-xfree86. move mouse pointer - jumps because uses PS/2
4. restart redhat-config-xfree86, use keyboard only. configure different
resolution. The very last dialog appears in the corner and out of focus. Had to
kill X server. Fortunately new config file has been created by this time.

Actual Results:

New config file has PS/2 as mouse protocol.

Expected Results:

IMPS/2 as mouse protocol.

Additional Information:
edited XF86Config by hand, adding IM in front of PS/2. next
redhat-config-xfree86 run is normal.

Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2002-10-08 13:05:46 UTC
notting: kudzu runs --reconfig. This means it will throw away all current X
config, not just the gfx part. I'm not sure what to do about this.

Comment 2 Eugene Kanter 2002-10-08 13:40:10 UTC
I see two bugs here, one might be kudzu related.
1. redhat-config-xfree86 should place _all_ dialog in the middle of the screen.
This is needed for mouseless operation.
2. kudzu/redhat-config-xfree86 should consult /etc/sysconfig/mouse before
restetting X configuration. There is a variable "XMOUSETYPE" which clearly says
what kind of mouse should be used.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2002-10-08 14:51:26 UTC
I fixed issue 1 in CVS. But reading the r-c-xfree86 code it looks like it's
supposed to read XMOUSETYPE from /etc/sysconfig/mouse already.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-01-06 07:33:06 UTC
Yes, but redhat-config-xfree86 was looking for mouse.info["XMOUSETYPE"] before
it called mouse.read(), which always returned "None" for the type.  Therefore it
would always default to PS/2.  I've changed the code around so that we call
mouse.read() first.  This should fix the problem, but it needs to be tested.

This should be fixed in redhat-config-xfree86-0.7.1-3.  QA, please verify.

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:31:09 UTC
There is a stack of 64 bugs that have been in Modified state for a long period
of time.  I am closing these as Rawhide now.  If you find that the issue is not
fixed, please reopen this report.

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