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[RHBA-2001:062-02] mouseconfig only partially supports devices other than /dev/mouse

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          mouseconfig only partially supports devices other than /dev/mouse
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2001:062-02
Issue date:        2001-04-27
Updated on:        2001-05-02
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          mouseconfig DEVICE /etc/sysconfig/mouse
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

Support for mouse devices other than /dev/mouse is only partially complete in 
the mouseconfig and Xconfigurator shipped with Red Hat Linux 7.1.  This 
has been corrected.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

By default, Red Hat Linux has always supported /dev/mouse as the primary 
mouse device for both gpm and X.   In Red Hat Linux 7.1, support was added 
for alternative devices.  Editing /etc/sysconfig/mouse and setting the variable 
DEVICE to a file other than /dev/mouse changed the default behaviour.

The impact is low; this problem will not be seen until a user tries to re-run 
mouseconfig or Xconfigurator after installation, and this is an uncommon 
operation unless hardware is changed.

Both mouseconfig and Xconfigurator as initially shipped had problems 
interpreting this variable.  This release corrects those problems.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
6a4e62975d9e6b535e28aad0e0b2968e 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/Xconfigurator-4.9.29-1.src.rpm
da51822b776d4203ccdd01c664a1949a 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/mouseconfig-4.22-1.src.rpm
a486423c1531f272b3339deabbaf0e0b 7.1/en/os/i386/Xconfigurator-4.9.29-1.i386.rpm
83db69b7d6ae84f3d45ff4fb71191416 7.1/en/os/i386/mouseconfig-4.22-1.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

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