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Old 01-18-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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Question Need to Disable Mouse in RH 7.2


Hi,

I'm running +20 pc's all on RH 6.1. No GUI, no mouse - it's not needed, it's not wanted. For certain reasons pertaining to hardware, database, functionality, etc, I need to upgrade to RH 7.2. I cannot go higher than this as 7.3 upwards is incompatible with the database being used. Basically it's 7.2 or BUST.

The problem:
Once I have installed 7.2, I disable the gpm service and make sure mouseconfig is set to "No Mouse" and pull out the PS2 mouse. When I reboot, the pc gets as far as -

Loading linux. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncompressing Linux. . . Ok, booting the kernel.



.... and then the pc hangs. If I reconnect the mouse and reboot, it will start up. I have tried installing without a mouse, but with the same result. Out of interest I installed RH 9.0 to see if it would do the same, but it boots happily without a mouse connected. It would seem this problem is 7.2 specific.

I seriously need to get the pc's to boot up on 7.2 WITHOUT a mouse connected.

Anyone able to help?
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:51 AM   #2
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Ok, I figured out the problem, for any that are interested. It was a USB conflict. If I disable the USB controllers in the BIOS, the pc will boot properly without the mouse attached. This is still a problem since I will have to carry a mouse around everytime I want to use the USB ports.

Any way I can configure the IRQ settings or something on the USB?
 
Old 01-19-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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Interesting. Thanks for posting the solution. Don't know the answer to your second question, sorry.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 01:20 AM   #4
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Well, I've helped myself out again. Hope this will help someone out there with the same problem.

Final solution to get RH 7.2 working WITH USB and WITHOUT mouse:

Enable USB in BIOS, enable USB mouse support in BIOS, disable gpm in Linux, yank out mouse, and VOILA! - Linux boots without mouse attached and with USB working!

Regards to all!
 
Old 01-21-2005, 04:11 AM   #5
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