Bug 80551 - USB mouse not detected after kernel update to kernel-2.4.18-19-8.0
USB mouse not detected after kernel update to kernel-2.4.18-19-8.0
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-12-27 16:19 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:20 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-27 16:19:13 EST
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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.

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How reproducible:

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).
4. reboot
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
Hat kernels...

Additional info:
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-01-19 14:19:45 EST
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.
Comment 2 Shawn Walker 2003-03-28 13:46:16 EST
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...
Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:20 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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