Bug 98964 - mousecnofig crashes if you change to serial mouse from another type
Summary: mousecnofig crashes if you change to serial mouse from another type
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-mouse (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
: 102648 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-10 22:10 UTC by Gordon Messmer
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-22 21:36:14 UTC
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mouseconfig traceback (517 bytes, text/plain)
2003-09-02 06:03 UTC, Gordon Messmer
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Description Gordon Messmer 2003-07-10 22:10:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
Red Hat Linux was installed with another type of mouse.  After installation,
/etc/sysconfig/mouse contained this text:


When "mouseconfig" was run to change the configuration to "Generic - 3 Button
Mouse (serial)", the program would crash trying to reference the "DEVICE" item
in one of its dictionary variables.  Adding DEVICE=/dev/ttyS0 to
/etc/sysconfig/mouse allowed the program to operate normally.

Please fix the program to initialize all required variables to default values
before loading the config file.

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

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with non-serial mouse
2. run mouseconfig
3. select "Generic - 3 Button Mouse (serial)"
4. hit the "OK" button

Actual Results:  program crashes

Expected Results:  program should show the serial devices available.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-08-28 21:39:13 UTC
Can you attach the debug output when the program crashes?

Comment 2 Gordon Messmer 2003-09-02 06:03:34 UTC
Created attachment 94136 [details]
mouseconfig traceback

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-09-22 21:36:14 UTC
Should be fixed in redhat-config-mouse-1.1.1-1.  Thanks for your report.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-10-22 18:17:02 UTC
*** Bug 102648 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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