Firstboot loses the mouse pointer?

Peter Eddy petere at
Wed Nov 19 17:01:16 UTC 2003

Charles E Taylor IV wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 08:43:03 +0100
> Peter Boy <pboy at> wrote:
> [Thinkpad's Trackpoint doesn't work when "firstboot" starts after
> installing Fedora Core 1]
>>Same here with my Thinkpad T40p. No problem with my IBM Intellistation.

> Thinkpad 570E here.  The exact same thing happened - the mouse
> (Trackpoint) doesn't work in "firstboot", but it works everywhere else in
> the installation process and also when the system boots normally.
> It's not a showstopper, because you can navigate "firstboot" with the
> keyboard.  It's just really annoying.

On my T20, I found that switching to a different console (Ctrl-Alt-F3, 
for example) and then back made the mouse work again.


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