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Kernel > 2.6.5 - Serial Mouse Bug



Hello list,

I think I have a bug on hand. I want confirmation to file it as a bug.

I recntly upgraded my computers at office and home to FC2 from FC1. At
office, as smooth as it could be. At home too, it was perfect except for
one major problem in FC2 not able to drive my Serial mouse. This is an old
Celeron 460 Mhz computer with which FC1  coped admirably and had detected
my serial mouse at installation. FC2 failed to detect my serial mouse and
when properly chosen in subsequent screens, it failed to drive it.

FC2 kept my old kernel 2.4.22-1.2194.nptl while installing a new 2.6.5
kernel. I have detected a pattern in mouse not working when I boot in
2.6.5 and working always when I boot in 2.4.22 series.

This pattern is further reinforced by what happens with Knoppix - 3.6 Live
CD. Whenever I chose 2.6 seies kernel, Knoppix fails to drive my mouse,
when I let be  the default kernel 2.4.2x , it never fails to detect and
drive mouse.

I have also run SUSE 9.1 with kernel 2.6.4-52 with which Serial mouse is
detected and works fine.

It seems the bug is in kernel at & above 2.6.5.

Is there anubody else who has experienced something similar? I want to
confirm before filing bug.

Parameshwara Bhat

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