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Re: Kernel > 2.6.5 - Serial Mouse Bug

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 22:05, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> 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.

Try running the gpm service and see if it's still the same. That fixes
serial mouse behaviour for some people.

You could also do to fix the clock on your computer as it seems to be
around a day slow.

Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>

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