Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80512
Mouse malfunctioning at end install and in X
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:42 EST
Description of problem:
When the installation of the packages is completed, the mouse does only appear
at the borders and can't be moved to the buttons etc. on the screen. So, the
questions about bootdiskette, X configuration, etc. can only be answered via
tab/arrow keys. The mouse worked fine before the package install and also
afterwards, when the system is booted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The system is a Supermicro P45BE mainboard with a PS/2 mouse attached.
Bill could this be something that happened when we run kudzu in post-install?
I installed for the 2nd time on another system (same type) with exactly the same
problem, so it's fully reproducable for me now. The weird thing is that the
mouse works fine for the rest of the time.
msf: Yes. This is because Matt made me change the type of mouse reported to
anaconda, saying that anaconda would have to be fixed.
I presume this is an wheelmouse of some sort?
No, it's an ordinary 3-button Logitech (OEM) PS/2 mouse.
Bad news: the mouse is not functioning well in normal X mode too.
It is sometimes usable for a few seconds (not more...) and then it jumps to the
border of the screen. I can drag it back to function normally then, but it
stays trying to jump to the borders :-(.
FWIW, these are the contents of /etc/sysconfig/mouse (as filled in by Anaconda):
FULLNAME="Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)"
OPTIONS="-t imps2 -m /dev/input/mice -M"
Woops, I'm not sure unilaterally mapping generic3ps2 to imps2 is right. Hm, time
to get some more mice and test.
I had similar problems, disabling gpm seemed to get around it...
Indeed: stopping gpm makes the problem disappear (in normal X mode, dunno what's
causing the problems in Anaconda). Can I try another value for OPTIONS in
This was caused by redhat-config-mouse doing service gpm restart instead of
condrestart when it was called by kudzu in our post-install. Fixed in newer
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.