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Bug 174602 - Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 mouse not detected at install time
Summary: Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 mouse not detected at install time
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-11-30 17:16 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-01-18 18:55:21 UTC

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Description Alexandre Oliva 2005-11-30 17:16:32 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051118 Fedora/1.5-0.5.0.rc3 Firefox/1.5

Description of problem:
The installer claims there's no mouse if the mouse connected to a PC is a Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 one, even though after install the mouse works just fine, middle button and scroll wheel included.  A similar Genius EasyMouse+ mouse, that does not have the scroll wheel, is detected properly.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the installer with a Genius Netscroll+ PS/2 mouse plugged in

Actual Results:  The installer claims there isn't any mouse connected to the system, and asks whether to perform a text install or a graphical install.

Expected Results:  This mouse should ideally be detected properly.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-01 18:49:09 UTC
What's in /proc/bus/input/devices during the install?

Comment 2 sketch 2005-12-07 18:48:54 UTC
I get the same error on an IBM Thinkpad with built-in trackpoint.  The device is
seen in /proc/bus/input/devices, but the installer says no mouse was found.  I
plugged a USB mouse in and it was detected, after which point the installer
continued without error.  After X started, the trackpoint did work, so it
appears it is just the installer not seeing the device properly.

The /proc/bus/input/devices entry for it is:

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000a Version=0000
N: Name="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input1
H: Handlers=mouse0 event1 
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-07 19:29:15 UTC
Considering the mouse probe in anaconda does nothing useful at this point (it
doesn't change the config), it might be best to remove the check entirely.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-07 19:48:32 UTC
Fixed in CVS. Will be in 10.90.14 or later.

Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2006-01-13 16:17:04 UTC
FC5T2 candidate's anaconda still mis-probes the mouse from the original report.
 /proc/bus/input/devices says Name="GenPS/2 Genius <NULL>".  Yes, I found the
<NULL> very odd too.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-18 16:03:44 UTC
We're not actually using the value anymore.  Chris -- can you nuke printing this
unused stuff out ;-)

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