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Thread: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

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    Default Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    No matter what kernel I select to boot into, eventually I lose the mouse pointer visibility. If I move the mouse around, stuff does get highlighted, I just can't see the pointer as it moves. CTRL/ALT/BKSP does bring up a logout menu (doesn't kill X, tho), and I can tab thru it...time wasting, although it does come back from a restart with all the windows as before.

    I'm running Gnome. Cpu is AMD Athelon 64 3800+ OS is 32 bit. I didn't normally have this problem before.

    Do I need to return to 11.0 ? Is this a Gnome problem or an X problem. I seem to remember that KDE4 had a utility that would grab the pointer from the ether and stick it back on the screen - forgot what THAT was.

    Thanks for reading,
    Berk-

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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    i've seen some others here have something like this, but i don't
    recall the solution offhand..

    don't remember, but it might be neither an X or Gnome problem but a
    video driver problem...one of these will probably be helpful:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aforums.opensuse.org+Mouse+pointer+disappears+"11.2"

    if not, you can wiggle the search string a little at a time...maybe
    add gnome or ATI/nvidia (which ever is appropriate), replace 'pointer'
    with 'cursor', or remove the openSUSE site specifier (because the
    exact same thing might be happening in the latest (say)
    Ubuntu/Fedora/Mint/etc) etc..

    oh, if it started happening suddenly (in the last two or three weeks),
    it is probably a conflict with a new kernel release, maybe video
    related...carefully read all similar problems of the last few weeks
    and if you find a match (hardware + kernel = symptoms) and no solution
    then you probably need to visit:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports

    to see if the bug you discovered has been reported, and if not, do so..

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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by berkbw View Post
    Is this a Gnome problem or an X problem.
    Neither. It could be a video driver issue. If you're using the nv driver, try to add

    Option "HwCursor" "false"

    in the Device section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf. There is a similar option for Intel drivers which syntax I don't recall.

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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    I have just received this on fresh OpenSUSE 11.2 after installing ATI fglrx driver from ati.com site for ATI Radeon 2600XT video. Before installing fglrx the pointer was in place

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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    Then you're the next one in line that has problems with ATI. And the blame is to be put in one place only: ATI. By now I have no other word for what they're doing to their consumers than disrespect.
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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    By now I have no other word for what they're doing to their consumers than disrespect.
    Um... do you notice that these days ATI is practising a much better cooperation with open source[X.org]-developers than for example NVidia, who are not seeking for any interaction with Linux (google for RadeonHD to find out about that). It's true that NVidias are often much easier to be set up (I'm a happy NVidia-user myself), but that is no reason to claim that ATI is not interested in their Linux-customers.

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    yeah, but have you noticed that *all* they do is talk..
    their drivers suck, and they seem to do nothing about them except name
    them legacy....and support them even less..

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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    Good point, but NVidia isn't even talking at all.

    I'm referring to the comment about "customers not being respected", not about functionality. I do admit of course that functionality is the major point about installing a driver (and that's why I use an NVidia).

    Besides... I have set up 3D-acceleration for quite a number of ATIs without any hassle.

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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    For me the solution was:

    1. Opensuse 11.2
    2. current 2.6.33x kernel from Kernel:HEAD
    3. Mesa 7.7 from X11org
    4. sax2 -r -m 0=radeon (or sax2 -r -m 0=ati - did not see any difference)

    -> working compositing+3d on radeon hd 2600xt and mouse pointer in place

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    Default Re: Mouse pointer disapears 11.2

    My video is nVidia GeForce 6150 LE. And it works.. for a while. Then it hides. Makes me think that there is a stack or buffer that's not being handled properly.
    b-

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