Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81657
Running Kickstart freezes mouse
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:43 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
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?
Yes it still occurs, but is not limited to kickstart -- any program that probes
Well, that's the funny thing...redhat-config-kickstart doesn't probe for the
mouse at all.
notting: Have you seen any bugs similar to this regarding mouse probing in RHL 8.0?
No, I don't recall anything like that.
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