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    I have a recent install of OpenSuSE 12.2 on my hp pavilion desktop PC with builtin nvidia "GeForce 6150 LE" graphics that I've been having some graphic resolution issues with...

    For details on those possibly related issues please see my thread at http://tinylink.in/YYI

    This thread is about an unstable mouse pointer that frequently disappears from view. it's position only discernible by any effects caused by hovering over an object. It always appears to work properly in either a virtual console with gpm, Or in X, until it vanishes. Once it does vanish however it remains invisible in both X and console until/unless I reboot.

    I first noticed this as I used icewm to access yast2 so I could add the new Factory E17 repo.
    But I didn't want to attempt debugging it until I had configured all my keyboard shortcuts in E17.

    And by then I had other display issues on my mind. I had hoped that the mouse pointer issue would, {along with the other display issues} be resolved by installing the nvidia driver. But none of the display issues got any better...

    Has anybody else had a problem with an invisible mouse pointer? Did you find a solution?

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    No issues ever here.

    Could it be that you have strayed a long way from the stock install?
    What was it like on a clean install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtwdyp View Post

    Has anybody else had a problem with an invisible mouse pointer? Did you find a solution?
    Yes, I got this problem yesterday on GeForce 6150 and the latest nvidia driver from repo. This computer was running Gnome and Cinnamon. It's also on a kvm switch, which surely doesn't help. No solution. I had to reboot it.


    In similar situations - under Unix - I used to disable the hardware cursor. It used to help with nv, but should also work with nvidia. At least the option exists.

    Code:
    Option "HWCursor" "off"
    I haven't tried yet. I might if the problem persists.

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    On 11/21/2012 06:06 AM, please try again wrote:
    > Yes, I got this problem yesterday on GeForce 6150 and the latest nvidia
    > driver from repo.


    so, maybe you two should conspire to write a bug to the the nVidia
    driver folks..

    or should it enter the system in our bugzilla? http://tinyurl.com/nzhq7j

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    No issues ever here.

    Could it be that you have strayed a long way from the stock install?
    What was it like on a clean install?
    I had this problem on the clean install. Before I added/enabled the e17 and/or packman repos. And before I added the community nvidia repo.

    It didn't surprise me much with nouveau, as my builtin nvidia hasn't yet worked properly with nouveau on any of the dozen or so distro's I've had installed installed in it since I got to salvage my brother in laws former winbox...

    But this is the first time installing an actual nvidia driver from the distribution's repo didn't solve it...

    But it occurs to me that maybe I missed a step.

    As far as I new, all I had to do was to add the nvidia repo, with yast's repository module, then switch to
    the software module and verify the driver was set for auto iinstall and run the update...

    But I've been googling around. and an account of an older version of this problem, (with opensuse 11.x I think) said that the user needed to create a new initrd file after installing the driver. (I had thought that was automatic...)
    So is it likely that I just need to manually run mkinitrd???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtwdyp View Post
    It didn't surprise me much with nouveau, as my builtin nvidia hasn't yet worked properly with nouveau on any of the dozen or so distro's I've had installed installed in it since I got to salvage my brother in laws former winbox...

    But this is the first time installing an actual nvidia driver from the distribution's repo didn't solve it...

    But it occurs to me that maybe I missed a step.
    No. You are perfectly right. Installing the nvidia driver usually solves this kind of problem.... But the Geforce 6150 has a lot of problems - and we should be "thankful" (?!) that it is still supported by the driver.


    Quote Originally Posted by jtwdyp View Post
    But I've been googling around. and an account of an older version of this problem, (with opensuse 11.x I think) said that the user needed to create a new initrd file after installing the driver. (I had thought that was automatic...)
    So is it likely that I just need to manually run mkinitrd???
    For sure, the GeForce 6150 doesn't like KMS. But if you installed the nvidia driver correctly, it did already rebuilt initrd without KMS. You can not use KMS with nouveau either with this gfx card (you need to boot with nomodeset).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    On 11/21/2012 06:06 AM, please try again wrote:
    > Yes, I got this problem yesterday on GeForce 6150 and the latest nvidia
    > driver from repo.


    so, maybe you two should conspire to write a bug to the the nVidia
    driver folks..
    Nobody cares about GeForce 6150 anymore. However I should not complain about these old mainboards. They're still running fine, even in dual monitor setup.

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    Am 21.11.2012 11:46, schrieb please try again:
    > Nobody cares about GeForce 6150 anymore. However I should not
    > complain about these old mainboards. They're still running fine, even
    > in dual monitor setup.
    >

    While this card is a 6xxx has someone of you tried if the legacy G01
    driver works better with it than the G02?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Am 21.11.2012 11:46, schrieb please try again:
    > Nobody cares about GeForce 6150 anymore. However I should not
    > complain about these old mainboards. They're still running fine, even
    > in dual monitor setup.
    >

    While this card is a 6xxx has someone of you tried if the legacy G01
    driver works better with it than the G02?

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    ah, some confirmation that a friend is not crazy. He stated that his 6xxx card does work with the G01 driver, only partly with the G02. Haven't been able to check this, when he told me we did not have acces. IIRC he found this on the NVIDIA forums
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    Am 21.11.2012 14:26, schrieb Knurpht:
    > ah, some confirmation that a friend is not crazy. He stated that his
    > 6xxx card does work with the G01 driver, only partly with the G02.
    > Haven't been able to check this, when he told me we did not have
    > acces. IIRC he found this on the NVIDIA forums
    >

    A friend of mine has a 6150 in an older machine and I think to remember
    that I used the older G01 driver with it when I installed 12.2 on his
    machine due to some reason I forgot in the meantime.

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