|Summary:||RFE: Improvement to optional USB mouse (Laptops)|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Warren Togami <wtogami>|
|Component:||kudzu||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Version:||phoebe||CC:||bfox, gkarabin, marc.deslauriers, nitind, rvokal|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2003-02-20 03:47:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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|Bug Depends On:||80359|
Description Warren Togami 2002-12-14 05:19:23 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003 Description of problem: Red Hat 8.0 introduced an extra USB mouse that is configured by default in XF86Config. This has been very convenient for laptop users with PS/2 touchpads and hotpluggable USB mouse. This dual mouse operation works great with only one minor exception. During system bootup, kudzu sees that the USB mouse has been added or removed and attempts to reconfigure the mouse, running text mode "mouseconfig". This can be confusing to less experienced users since mouse configuration does not need to change. I propose that minor modifications be made to kudzu so it will know when to ignore changes in the optional USB mouse. Perhaps kudzu could check a flag set by redhat-config-mouse (or the Anaconda equivalent) in /etc/sysconfig. How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Setup laptop with PS/2 mouse, optional USB mouse is configured. 2. Plug or unplug USB mouse before kudzu during bootup. Actual Results: Kudzu asks you to reconfigure the mouse. Potential end user confusion. Expected Results: It should ignore the adding/removing the USB mouse since it is optional and hotpluggable.
Comment 1 George Karabin 2003-01-03 23:12:27 UTC
Another equally annoying problem is that Kudzu will run at boot when alternating a laptop between docking staticn connect and disconnect. On my Dell Latitude C610, it will step the user through USB hub detection/removal, ethernet detection/removal, etc. The same proposed solution would be nice for these sorts of peripherals as well.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2003-02-05 08:49:51 UTC
Recently introduced in Rawhide was some behavior in either kudzu or redhat-config-mouse that made the situation a bit worse. Now when booting, kudzu detects the new USB mouse, if you choose "Configure" it configures without going into the text-mode mouse configuration tool. Getting rid of the mouse configuration tool was good, however it automatically configured the USB mouse as if it were the only mouse, rendering the PS/2 touchpad disabled. I'm not entirely sure if this is in kudzu or redhat-config-mouse, which component should I file this under?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-05 17:49:16 UTC
kudzu is now calling redhat-config-mouse with the same arguments that it used to call the old mouseconfig. We might want to check to see how it's handling this.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-20 03:47:59 UTC
Fixed in 0.99.97; it now does not configure newly found USB mice, as they're always configured.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-20 05:02:28 UTC
There's already a bug on handling docking stations. Not sure what a good way to do it is, though.