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Bug 84795 - some ps/2 mice don't work
some ps/2 mice don't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-02-21 09:24 EST by Marius Andreiana
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-29 15:52:20 EST
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Description Marius Andreiana 2003-02-21 09:24:41 EST
My genius ps/2 netmouse used in redhat 8.0 didn't work anymore in phoebe. In
phoebe2 is wasn't detected, in phoebe3 it's detected as generic (ok) but it
doesn't work ( in console with gpm, in X ). If I set it manually to genius
netmouse, the arrow moves only left-rigt in upper part of the screen, no up-down.

I've just booted from red hat 8.0 install CD, it is recogniez as generic ps/2
and works in graphical mode.

Tested with antoher ps/2 wheeled mouse ( noname ) and that doesn't work too. All
ps/2 mice worked fine for me in red hat 8.0

Here's sysconfig/mouse:

FULLNAME="Generic - 2 Button Mouse (PS/2)"
OPTIONS="-t imps2 -m /dev/input/mice -M"
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-21 12:55:35 EST
What kind of motherboard do you have? We don't see this here.
Comment 2 Marius Andreiana 2003-02-24 09:47:46 EST
Asus A7V. Please let me know what other info I should provide
Comment 3 Marius Andreiana 2003-02-25 08:01:47 EST
Just tried this mouse on a matsonic with viavt823 chipset and phoebe3, it works
fine. However, it used to work fine on the Asus A7V with redhat 8.0 too.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-29 15:52:20 EST
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

On current releases the PS/2 protocol is handled in the kernel; if the kernel
sees it, it should work fine (and kudzu really has no bearing in the matter now.)

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