Bug 97812 - Busmouse driver modules not working correctly
Busmouse driver modules not working correctly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-06-21 17:37 EDT by David A. Smith
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.20
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 17:24:17 EDT
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Email message to RedHat about the problem in detail. (12.23 KB, text/plain)
2003-06-21 18:08 EDT, David A. Smith
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Description David A. Smith 2003-06-21 17:37:21 EDT
Description of problem:

Busmouse driver modules not working correctly with neither gpm or xwindows.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

kernel 2.4.20-18.7
kernel-headers 2.4.9-34
ncurses 5.2-12
gpm 1.19.3-20
mouseconfig 4.23-1
modutils 2.4.18-3.7x
XFree86 4.1.0-25

How reproducible:

Just install RedHad Linux 7.2 from cd on a Pentium 200 MHz computer equiped with
256 Meg of RAM, onboard PS/2 mouse port (not used), Adaptec 2940 Ultra Wide SCSI
card, a MS ImPort BusMouse standard configuration as primary mouse and IRQ 5, an
ATI Graphics Ultra Pro Turbo PCI video card with 4 Meg VRAM. BusMouse will be
detected but installed as an ATI BusMouse driver module. Run Mouseconfigurator
and it will fail probe but you manually select ATI BusMouse and exit. Then run
gpm -R and it will find the link /dev/mouse to /dev/atibm but no graphic text
cursor appears on the text screen when moving the mouse. Then edit the
XF86Config file in the /etc/X11 directory and change the text line: Device 
"/dev/mouse" to Device  "dev/gpmdata" in the Pointer section and save the
change. Then run startx and try to move the mouse and mouse pointer will not
move in xwindows.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.While in text terminal mode, type gpm -k to kill the gpm.
2.Run cat /dev/mouse and move the mouse. You should see a line of different
ASCII characaters on the text screen in relation to the speed of the mouse.
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Expected results:

Good question.

Additional info:

See attached file.
Comment 1 David A. Smith 2003-06-21 18:08:08 EDT
Created attachment 92522 [details]
Email message to RedHat about the problem in detail.
Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2003-07-28 17:24:17 EDT
should be resolved with version in rawhide and in next release

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