Bug 81657 - Running Kickstart freezes mouse
Running Kickstart freezes mouse
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-kickstart (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-01-12 02:35 EST by Mike DeMicco
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Description Mike DeMicco 2003-01-12 02:35:17 EST
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Description of problem:
Selecting Kickstart from the System Tools menu in KDE freezes Microsoft
IntelliMouse Optical USB pointer. Keyboard can still be used. It happens almost

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select Kickstart GUI menu from System Tools

Actual Results:  Mouse freezes.Kickstart sometimes comes up, sometimes doesn't.

Expected Results:  Mouse doesn't freeze.

Additional info:

Keyboard can still be used. It happens almost always. No error dialog comes up.
There may be a message in a log file, but I don't know how to access it.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-10-13 21:04:58 EDT
Sorry for not responding to this earlier.  It was misfiled against 'mkkickstart'
instead of 'redhat-config-kickstart'.

I am unable to reproduce this behavior.  To be honest, I don't see how starting
the program could cause the mouse to freeze since redhat-config-kickstart does
not try to probe the mouse.

Try opening a terminal and running 'redhat-config-kickstart' from the command
line.  Does the mouse still lock up?
Comment 2 Mike DeMicco 2003-10-13 22:11:36 EDT
Yes it still occurs, but is not limited to kickstart -- any program that probes
the USB.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-10-14 00:12:06 EDT
Well, that's the funny thing...redhat-config-kickstart doesn't probe for the
mouse at all.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-10-14 19:05:54 EDT
notting: Have you seen any bugs similar to this regarding mouse probing in RHL 8.0?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-10-14 22:52:10 EDT
No, I don't recall anything like that.
Comment 6 Brent Fox 2003-10-15 18:55:23 EDT
Well, I don't know how else to proceed here other than to resolve as
'worksforme'.  I'm fairly certain that the Microsoft IntelliMouse optical
cordless works with Red Hat Linux on other machines.  I don't know how to
explain the behavior you are seeing because there is no mouse probing code in

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