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Bug 80551 - USB mouse not detected after kernel update to kernel-2.4.18-19-8.0
Summary: USB mouse not detected after kernel update to kernel-2.4.18-19-8.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-27 21:19 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:20 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-27 21:19:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
After a kernel update via the RHN, from kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0 towards
2.4.18-19.8.0, my external USB mouse does not work any more.  This happens on
both Red Hat Linux 7.3 as 8.0.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install Redhat 7.3/8.0 and update towards kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0 (search this
version on a FTP server)
2. insert USB mouse -> it works (in my case a logitech)
3. update your kernel to the latest available Red Hat kernel (2.4.18-19.8.0).
4. reboot
5. USB mouse does not work any more

Actual Results:  USB mouse does not work any more after upgrading to the

Expected Results:  It should have stayed working, as it worked on previous Red
Hat kernels...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-01-19 19:19:45 UTC
Howto solve (workaround):

when you start your machine, remove the USB mouse from the system.
wait until you get the "login" prompt.
insert your USB mouse
USB mouse works.

Comment 2 Shawn Walker 2003-03-28 18:46:16 UTC
I have the same problem since 2.4.18-19-8.0. Logitech USB Dual Optical Mouse. In
fact on my system if I leave the mouse plugged in and X starts and I get to the
login screen, all input devices (usb mouse, ps/2 keyboard) stop working although
my machine hasn't "locked up".

Pluggin in the mouse after the system reaches the text login: prompt and before
it starts X allows me to use the USB Mouse and everything else just fine...

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:20 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, 
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