Bug 80359 - Extra USB mouse for laptops stopped working
Extra USB mouse for laptops stopped working
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Pete Zaitcev
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79578 79627
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Reported: 2002-12-24 17:47 EST by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-01-31 04:45:46 EST
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XF86Config generated by redhat-config-xfree86, PS/2 mouse (3.14 KB, text/plain)
2002-12-25 07:01 EST, Warren Togami
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Description Warren Togami 2002-12-24 17:47:46 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021218

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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure PS/2 mouse
2. Plug in USB mouse

Actual Results:  
Doesn't work.

Expected Results:  
Extra USB mouse should work as hotplug device in X.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-24 21:04:49 EST
What does your /etc/X11/XF86Config look like?
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2002-12-25 07:01:01 EST
Created attachment 88904 [details]
XF86Config generated by redhat-config-xfree86, PS/2 mouse
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-25 13:08:03 EST
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.
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2002-12-25 14:47:54 EST
If that is so, it should be fixed in redhat-config-mouse too.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-25 22:53:15 EST
anaconda is setting the config file up right, so this is the kernel not
registering the hot plug events
Comment 6 Pete Zaitcev 2002-12-26 14:22:32 EST
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!
Comment 7 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-26 14:30:05 EST
Pete: My laptop also no longer likes ANY usb devices with the phoebe kernel..
somehting smells fishy in this areay...
Comment 8 Pete Zaitcev 2002-12-26 14:44:02 EST
OK, I'm taking this then.
Comment 9 Warren Togami 2003-01-31 04:45:46 EST
Hot plug USB mouse seems to work in Phoebe2.  Close?
Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-31 11:02:21 EST
Duh, yeah, hotplug was broken with the initial Phoebe kernel.

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