Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84424
PS/2 mouse and keyboard don't work together
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed Red Hat 8.0 from CD. When the firstboot is run and the welcome
screen is displayed, I have no mouse or keyboard. They worked fine during
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Remove install CD
2.Turn on machine
Actual Results: The welcome screen is displayed and I can go no further due
to lack of input devices.
Expected Results: The mouse and keyboard should function properly.
I noticed the USB mouse and USB keyboard options being started during boot up.
I plugged a USB mouse into the machine and booted. The ps/2 keyboard and USB
mouse work. I unplugged the USB mouse, plugged the ps/2 mouse in and
rebooted. Neither the keyboard or mouse worked. It appears that this is an
This is actually a hardware problem. I thought it was a software problem
because the ps/2 mouse & keyboard worked together during setup, but not after
setup was completed. I have since learned that the ps/2 mouse plug has not
worked correctly on the machine for quite some time.