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Bug 80600

Summary: starts with wrong default serial DEVICE and kills my mouse
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Michael Schwendt <bugs.michael>
Component: redhat-config-mouseAssignee: Brent Fox <bfox>
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Description Michael Schwendt 2002-12-28 16:51:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
The working configuration for my mouse is this:

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/mouse
FULLNAME="Generic - 3 Button Mouse (serial)"
OPTIONS="-t imps2 -m /dev/input/mice -M"

When I run redhat-config-mouse within the X Window System, it preselects
"Generic > 3 Button Mouse (serial)". So far so good. When I click "OK" without
clicking the "Serial devices" button and without choosing the correct serial
device there, it always activates /dev/ttyS0 instead of /dev/ttyS1.  That is a
trap. It should not alter my configuration unless I tell it to do so. Internally
it selects "/dev/ttyS0 (COM1 under DOS)" as a starting value in the "Serial
devices" sub-dialog. It should take the current DEVICE from /etc/sysconfig/mouse.

Worse, even if I choose /dev/ttyS1 in the "Serial devices" dialog and exit with
"OK", it kills my mouse  in X by restarting gpm:

$ redhat-config-mouse 
Shutting down console mouse services:                      [  OK  ]
Starting console mouse services:                           [  OK  ]

Effectively, within X, redhat-config-mouse always (!) kills my mouse and I need
to fix it from text mode. Running redhat-config-mouse (or redhat-config-mouse
--device /dev/ttyS1) in text mode also restarts gpm, but repairs the non-working
mouse in my current X session.

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

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-14 14:11:22 UTC
Right.  This happens in both GUI and TUI modes, but it should be fixed in
redhat-config-mouse-1.0.3-1, which should appear in Rawhide in the next day or
so.  QA, please verify.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2003-01-15 15:14:26 UTC
With redhat-config-mouse-1.0.3-1, if I click "OK" without going into the "Serial
Devices" selection, I get the following traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 83,
in okClicked
    if self.apply():
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-mouse/", line 338, in apply
    port = self.deviceStore.get_value(iter, 1)
TypeError: iter must be a GtkTreeIter

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-01-15 21:55:28 UTC
Oops, I didn't test that case.  Try again with redhat-config-mouse-1.0.3-2.

Comment 4 Jay Turner 2003-02-03 17:35:14 UTC
I'm still seeing the same traceback with 1.0.4-1 (latest in Beehive at the moment.)

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-02-03 19:09:54 UTC
I must be losing my mind.  I think I've fixed it for real this time with
redhat-config-mouse-1.0.4-2.  Sorry for the problems.

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:30:24 UTC
There is a stack of 64 bugs that have been in Modified state for a long period
of time.  I am closing these as Rawhide now.  If you find that the issue is not
fixed, please reopen this report.

Comment 7 Michael Schwendt 2003-05-25 14:55:41 UTC
Let me add my bit of QA then. ;o)

It no longer kills the current mouse h/w configuration, *but* now it creates a
bad configuration file silently.

My working config:

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/mouse
FULLNAME="Generic - 3 Button Mouse (serial)"

Update the tool to most recent version from Raw Hide:

$ rpm -q redhat-config-mouse 

I start it, enter root password. It preselects "3 Button Mouse (serial)" which
looks fine. I click "OK" without touching anything else. As explained earlier,
it chooses the wrong serial device internally:

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/mouse
FULLNAME="Generic - 3 Button Mouse (serial)"

Therefore, next time I would reboot or restart X, my mouse wouldn't work any longer.

I run redhat-config-mouse again, open the "Serial devices" dialog, change from
ttyS0 to ttyS1 and leave with OK. That creates a good config file.

Conclusion: Upon starting the tool, it should preselect the DEVICE= found in
/etc/sysconfig/mouse and NOT change it unless it performs working h/w device
detection or if the users tells it to use a different device.

Comment 8 Brent Fox 2003-09-10 18:22:54 UTC
Ok, should be fixed in redhat-config-mouse-1.0.11.  Thanks for your report.