Greetings,

Just upgraded to Zen 6.5 and while testing (PXE boot) imaging I noticed
on some hardware, with a USB mouse connected the kernel hangs while
booting leaving the following lines on the screen:

Detect RAID devices
Detect SCSI devices
Load USB modules

If I boot with the USB mouse disconnected, it comes up fine and I can
perform imaging operations. If I connected the USB mouse after the
kernel boots, I get a cursor, and can move around in img.

It occurs on a Gateway Profile 5; older PS/2 hardware seems to be fine.
I have yet to test additional hardware.

With the Profile 5, running 'imgserv -debug' yields the following hardware:

Tue Aug 31 00:42:40 2004 -- [RPM] Workstation Information:
Dumping Workstation Information:
WorkstationInformation.signature ............ ZENWSINF
WorkstationInformation.version .............. 5
WorkstationInformation.length ............... 3640
WorkstationInformation.Chipset .............. Intel Intel Pentium(R)
4 2600 Mhz
WorkstationInformation.Video ................ Intel Corporation
Integrated Graphics Device
WorkstationInformation.Network .............. Broadcom Corp 802.11g NIC
WorkstationInformation.Soundcard ............ Intel Corporation
AC'97 Audio Controller
WorkstationInformation.Diskcontroller ....... Intel Corporation SATA
Controller
WorkstationInformation.HarddriveSizeMB ...... 39205
WorkstationInformation.RAM .................. 510
WorkstationInformation.MACAddress............
00e0:b86e:1f23:0000:8247:8837
WorkstationInformation.ipAddress ............ 130.71.136.55
WorkstationInformation.BootMedia ............ 0
WorkstationInformation.zenPartitionType...... 0x00

Interestingly, it detects the built-in wireless, however, when the USB
mouse is unplugged and the kernel boots, it promperly uses the built-in
Intel NIC.

I updated the BIOS on the Profile5 with the latest from Gateway (from
8/2004) but it did not help. I also tried the linux.2 file posted to
forge on 2004-08-20.

Also, on some boots with the usb mouse unplugged, I could not type on
the keyboard either.

Sounds like an older problem (from 2002) with previous version(s) of
zenworks.

ajs
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Tony Skalski
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