|Summary:||Mouse pointer invisible after switching to X|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||j.tevessen|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Preston Brown <pbrown>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-03 21:49:52 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description j.tevessen 1999-10-22 19:44:31 UTC
This is a RH60 updated to 61 on an x86. Since 61, after having switched to console and back, the mouse pointer has disappeared sometimes. There *is* an reaction to me moving the mouse (I can see the CPU load go up for a short time), but a) the mouse pointer is invisible and b) the virtual desktops aren't switching when the pointer is assumed to be on the screen's border. I'm using a PS/2 Intellimouse and a Voodoo3-3000 VGA card. On RH60, I used a precompiled X11 server with V3 support, now with RH61 it seems the V3 code has made it into the std. SVGA X server. This never happened to me with RH60 and the old X server, but with RH61 and this server, it happens annoyingly often. Any ideas? ------- Additional Comments From 10/27/99 10:50 ------- I have the same problem. The mouse pointer works fine on our Matrox G400 16MB dual or single headed boards, but the mouse is invisible on our G200 16MB boards. The mouse is definitely working. It shows up fine on the VGA16(?) server used at the start of XF86Setup. Hope this helps.
Comment 1 Ian 1999-10-28 08:26:59 UTC
To work around problems with hardware enabled mouse pointers, add: Option "sw_cursor" to any "Device" Sections of your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. This enables a software drawn pointer, which is slower, but at least you can see it :)
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-02-03 21:49:59 UTC
mouse handling has been changed yet again in 3.3.6. If the sw_cursor option doesn't work for you, you may wish to try 3.3.6 (or wait for 6.2).