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Bug 84424 - PS/2 mouse and keyboard don't work together
Summary: PS/2 mouse and keyboard don't work together
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-16 19:15 UTC by Rick
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-19 22:34:14 UTC

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Description Rick 2003-02-16 19:15:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
I installed Red Hat 8.0 from CD.  When the firstboot is run and the welcome 
screen is displayed, I have no mouse or keyboard.  They worked fine during 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Remove install CD
2.Turn on machine

Actual Results:  The welcome screen is displayed and I can go no further due 
to lack of input devices.

Expected Results:  The mouse and keyboard should function properly.

Additional info:

I noticed the USB mouse and USB keyboard options being started during boot up.

Comment 1 Rick 2003-02-16 21:24:37 UTC
I plugged a USB mouse into the machine and booted.  The ps/2 keyboard and USB 
mouse work.  I unplugged the USB mouse, plugged the ps/2 mouse in and 
rebooted.  Neither the keyboard or mouse worked.  It appears that this is an 
XFREE issue.

Comment 2 Rick 2003-02-19 22:34:14 UTC
This is actually a hardware problem.  I thought it was a software problem 
because the ps/2 mouse & keyboard worked together during setup, but not after 
setup was completed.  I have since learned that the ps/2 mouse plug has not 
worked correctly on the machine for quite some time.  

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