Bug #107

mouse in serial corrupts boot loaders

Added by reed about 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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Description

I have a mouse plugged into my serial. (The mouse works with moused
and provides a working sysmouse for X11 on DragonFly.)

1) I rebooted and got:

DragonFly boot
0:ad(0,a)/boot/locader: (garbage characters here)

I pressed enter and it said "No (garbage)"

Pressing "?" gives file and directory list.

2) Booting from LiveCD

The "Welcome to DragonFly" menu didn't count down but kept flashing "10".

Then a three seconds later:

Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or ...

then when to OK automatically.

Showed garbage
I could type commands, but no results, just came back to:
OK
OK
OK ?
OK
OK help
OK boot
OK

Notice extra spaces after OK above.

(I have seen two "bug tracking" webpages and this mailing list. If you
want me to report somewhere else, please let me know.)

Unplugging mouse and typing "boot" does work.

Jeremy C. Reed

echo 'I7@87944:;6<754372=9=?48812=7043:>' | tr '0-@' 'wutrofn mlkige.ca'

History

#1 Updated by nightrecon about 8 years ago

Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

[snip]
>
> Unplugging mouse and typing "boot" does work.
>
> Jeremy C. Reed
>
> echo 'I7@87944:;6<754372=9=?48812=7043:>' | tr '0-@' 'wutrofn mlkige.ca'

Try creating a /boot.config file with -V in it. This fixed me up when I had
this problem once upon a time. Might work, might not. :-)

-Mike

#2 Updated by fgudin about 8 years ago

On 10-03-2006, Jeremy C. Reed <> wrote:
> I have a mouse plugged into my serial. (The mouse works with moused
> and provides a working sysmouse for X11 on DragonFly.)
>

<snip>

> Showed garbage
> I could type commands, but no results, just came back to:
> OK
> OK
> OK ?
> OK
> OK help
> OK boot
> OK
>
> Notice extra spaces after OK above.
>
> (I have seen two "bug tracking" webpages and this mailing list. If you
> want me to report somewhere else, please let me know.)
>
> Unplugging mouse and typing "boot" does work.

Hi,

this is intended behaviour (i.e. a feature, not a bug): cf. the FAQ list
on the Wiki, question 5.
Also, issue #107 on RoundUp could be closed.

Francis.

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