External PS/2 Mouse Doesnt Work in Ubuntu on Notebook

Bug #182461 reported by Ian R Scott on 2008-01-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have installed Ubuntu on this Compaq Presario 700 Notebook and found that the external PS/2 mouse is not functional, i.e. it does nothing when plugged in but the internal touchpad stays working fine).

(Unfortunately the USB ports are damaged on this notebook but I suspect these would have worked).

I have checked the mouse properties etc but I am not that familiar with Linux so I might have missed something.

I installed Ubuntu 7.1 i386 desktop from a CD image I downloaded. I check summed the file and the CD I burned from it - both were OK. The Ubuntu installation seemed to go OK (I am emailing from this notebook)

Otherwise Ubuntu works fine (except for a small anomaly with Rhythmbox that I am investigating)

(I have Ubuntu working fine on a PC and another Notebook that I can use for comparison / settings)

Thanks for any suggestions


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jan 13 16:31:44 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
Package: hal
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: hal
Uname: Linux Narcissus 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 08:02:57 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Ian R Scott (ian-scott) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in linux-source-2.6.22.

Additionally, the Hardy Heron Alpha series was recently released. Alpha2 and subsequent releases contain an updated version of the kernel. You can download and try the new Hardy Heron Alpha release from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/hardy/ . You should be able to then test the new kernel via the LiveCD. If you can, please verify if this bug still exists or not and report back your results. General information regarding the release can also be found here: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks!

This bug report is being closed because we received no response to the last inquiry for information. Please reopen it if this is still an issue in the current Ubuntu release. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Please don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future, we really appreciate it. Thanks again!

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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