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Bug#415715: installation-report: installgui does not work with logitech mouse "deluxe 650"

reassign 415715 directfb
tags 415715 upstream

A Mennucc ha scritto:
Package: installation-reports
Version: 2.29
Severity: important

Boot method: CD
Image version: http:http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc2/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso
Date: 21 march 2007
Machine: Intel Dual core due CPU, Intel MB

I decided to give a try to the new gui installer; boot went OK and I
was confronted with the language choice; but I could not operate the
mouse properly.

The mouse (& keyboard) is a wireless USB Logitech, named "deluxe 650".

Moving the mouse up and down would move the pointer up and down on
screen, but moving it left and right did not move it left and right
but rather scrolled the list of languages as crazy (it was as if
"left" and "right" was remapped to the scrolling wheel!!)

So I had to abort installation.  :-(

My suggestion: the GUI installer, as a first step, needs to check if the mouse is working OK. Here is a proposal: a small window is presented saying
<<try moving the mouse around, and click on the nice "CLICK ME" button;
hit "enter" on the keyboard when done; hit "space" if you cannot
operate the mouse.>>

At the same time a wonderful autodetect gizmo analyzes the USB and PS2
traffic and tries to detect and load the appropriate driver; and
if it cannot, when the user hits "space", a list of drivers is presented;
(or otherwise, it is suggested that the user would use the no-GUI install).



Thanks for testing: at the moment it's the input devices handling part of directfb which seems to be weaker and be the cause of major problems (deadkeys, special characters, unrecognized input devices, crash on ppcs etc)

I tink some directfb upstream work here is needed after etch release, and specifically i'd like to see linux_input not crashing anymore on PPCs.

Attilio Fiandrotti

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