Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80551
USB mouse not detected after kernel update to kernel-2.4.18-19-8.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
After a kernel update via the RHN, from kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0 towards
2.4.18-19.8.0, my external USB mouse does not work any more. This happens on
both Red Hat Linux 7.3 as 8.0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install Redhat 7.3/8.0 and update towards kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0 (search this
version on a FTP server)
2. insert USB mouse -> it works (in my case a logitech)
3. update your kernel to the latest available Red Hat kernel (2.4.18-19.8.0).
5. USB mouse does not work any more
Actual Results: USB mouse does not work any more after upgrading to the
Expected Results: It should have stayed working, as it worked on previous Red
Howto solve (workaround):
when you start your machine, remove the USB mouse from the system.
wait until you get the "login" prompt.
insert your USB mouse
USB mouse works.
I have the same problem since 2.4.18-19-8.0. Logitech USB Dual Optical Mouse. In
fact on my system if I leave the mouse plugged in and X starts and I get to the
login screen, all input devices (usb mouse, ps/2 keyboard) stop working although
my machine hasn't "locked up".
Pluggin in the mouse after the system reaches the text login: prompt and before
it starts X allows me to use the USB Mouse and everything else just fine...
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