Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80359
Extra USB mouse for laptops stopped working
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
Red Hat 8.0 introduced automatic configuration of a USB mouse if you
selected PS/2 mouse. While it had one minor problem mentioned in Bug 79627 it
worked fairly well and was very useful for laptop users like me. Unfortunately
Phoebe does not seem to configure the extra hotplug USB mouse anymore.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure PS/2 mouse
2. Plug in USB mouse
Extra USB mouse should work as hotplug device in X.
What does your /etc/X11/XF86Config look like?
Created attachment 88904 [details]
XF86Config generated by redhat-config-xfree86, PS/2 mouse
If you define multiple pointers as in the past, XFree86 works perfectly
just as expected. I just tested this with a USB and PS/2 mouse plugged
into a single computer. So this is not an XFree86 problem.
Reassigning to anaconda.
If that is so, it should be fixed in redhat-config-mouse too.
anaconda is setting the config file up right, so this is the kernel not
registering the hot plug events
I would like to see the "lsmod" output, taken afther the USB mouse
is plugged in (but did not work). At a guess, you'll see hid
but not mousedev. Hotplug loads hid, and it's hard to break.
But let's be safe.
In 8.0, initscripts loaded mousedev, but I suspect Notting threw this out,
because "new" modutils are supposed to support the char-major-13-32 alias.
Requestor, please attach the following files:
rpm -qa >/tmp/rpm-a.txt # Need to know what initscripts and modutils are used
/proc/modules # Taken after the mouse connected
/etc/modules.conf # Checking for char-major-13-32
/proc/version # I'll look if autoload for #13 regressed in it
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit # To diff with old one (mousedev load removal)
This ought to be enough to figure it out.
Please attach them just like XF86Config, do not drop into comments box!
Pete: My laptop also no longer likes ANY usb devices with the phoebe kernel..
somehting smells fishy in this areay...
OK, I'm taking this then.
Hot plug USB mouse seems to work in Phoebe2. Close?
Duh, yeah, hotplug was broken with the initial Phoebe kernel.