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Old 10-14-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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USB Mouse Detection During Kickstart

OS: RHEL 5.4 64bit ( Kernel).
USB Mouse: Key Tronic P/N 2MOUSEU2L-NP.

Problem: Mouse is not being detected during Kickstart installation. I've modified the "ks.cfg" with multiple mouse configurations, but nothing has helped.

Work-Around: Once the server is finished with the installation we need to unplug and plug-in the mouse to get it working. Also, I've found if I shutdown the server down and pull the power to completly disable the mouse, then the installs work as designed and the mouse is detected. I've contacted the vendor in China, and they were really no help with this issue.

Question: During a shutdown or reboot is there a way to disable the USB connection from the Linux command line? Removing the power to this USB mouse. If I can do that as part of the shutdown sequence, then I'm confident that the Kickstart will detect the mouse.

Old 10-15-2013, 02:01 AM   #2
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The most any OS could do is to unload the driver, which I believe is automatically done during shutdown anyway. It won't cut power to USB ports. Have you checked the USB settings in the BIOS of the box in question? It might be that legacy USB should be enabled, or disabled if it's already enabled. Also, are you using a USB 3.0 port with the mouse? I have read complaints concerning problems with USB 3.0 and devices.

Also, it's not really clear if you are having problems installing the kickstart package on your server, or are having problems with the network RedHat installation on a remote box via kickstart. More detailed information would be helpful. I am not familiar with kickstart, but if you can post any sections of your ks.cfg file that pertain to USB or mouse, that might be a real help.

Last edited by purevw; 10-15-2013 at 02:06 AM. Reason: added more info.


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