Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79384
Installer mouse module errors out, cannot configure mouse
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/firstboot/firstbootWindow.py", line 342, in nextClicked
result = module.apply(self.notebook)
File "/usr/share/firstboot/modules/mouse_gui.py", line 251, in apply
(gpm, xprotocol, device, emulate, shortname) =
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Can you give me a little more information about what happened like what mouse
you had selected and when the crash occurred?
I tried to expand the list under Kennsington which didn't work, then I tried to
expand the list under Generic, which didn't work. I left Generic selected with
emulate three button selected. When I pressed the next button I reveived the
error message. With the system up and running I still can not configure the
So you were running firstboot in reconfig mode? That's the only way you could
have seen the mouse screen in firstboot.
I just recieved this system, it's a Dell Precision Workstation 530 with Linux
installed by Dell. I hooked it up powered it on and followed the screens. The
mouse, monitor, and keyboard are connected through a Belkin KVM. One of the
screens that displayed was kudzu...
I have not had a problem with the old system (linux 7.2) that this system is
replacing using this KVM. But, then it was installed a long time ago...
Oh, ok. I understand now. Dell ships their workstations with firstboot
preconfigured to run in reconfig mode. I'll do some more investigation to
figure out why the crash occured.
Hmm, I can't seem to reproduce the behavior that you are seeing on my test
machines, although I have a Precision 420 and a Precision 220, not the Precision
530. I wouldn't think that there would be much difference, though.
My thought is to first try to get the mouse up and working so that you can
actually use the system. Then we can try to figure out why you saw the crash
So I have a few more questions for you:
1) Does the mouse work at all in X windows?
2) Can you try running 'mouseconfig' and picking your mouse from that list?
Does that seem to help?
The mouse configure tool did not work after the system finished installation
and I logged in a root. But I could use the mouse.
This morning I logged in as a user (not root) and ran the mouse configure tool,
after entering the root password it allowed me to see the drop down lists and
select the mouse I wanted. I logged out then back in as root and the mouse
configure tool continued to work.
The system has not been re-booted...
Thanks for your help.