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Bug 77174 - PS/2 mouse not detected
Summary: PS/2 mouse not detected
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-02 07:58 UTC by Marcus Moeller
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:09 UTC

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Description Marcus Moeller 2002-11-02 07:58:02 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
I4 ve got simple 3 Button PS/2 mouse. The mouse was detected during installation
of RH8.

During the first reboot (after installation) kudzu displays that there is no
generic PS/2 mouse available and asks me to keep configuration / remove
configuration / ignore.

   To make it clear: I tried every possibility - none of them caused any action.

So when I tried to log in, the mouse AND the keyboard freezes. I tired to plug
in several PS/2 mouses but the result is the same. Here is a desciption what I4
ve already tired.

- tried to take a look at /proc/pci to see if IRQ 12 (that is assigned to a PS/2
mouse by default) is already used -> it4 s not

- tried to take a look at /proc/isapnp to see if IRQ 12 is already used -> that4
s what I4 ve found:

 Logical device 3 'ESS0002:Unknown'
    Compatible device PNP0600
    Device is active
    Active port 0x168,0x36e
    Active IRQ 12 [0x2]
    Resources 0

So I guess that there is a conflict with that sound card. It is a ESS ES1868
Plug and Play AudioDrive.

Perhaps anyone could tell me how to fix that issue

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot into system
2.kudzu starts mouse is not detected


Actual Results:  X freezes, Mouse and Keyboard do not work

Expected Results:  X should work

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-04 20:39:53 UTC
The kernel should not be assigning IRQ 12 to anything with the PnP code, almost

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:09 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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