Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108672
Xcursors do not work properly with Xinerama enabled
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
When xinerama is enabled, cursors revert to a non-animated black and white
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Pick an animated cursor
Actual Results: After rebooting/relogin cursor appears in black and white
with no animation.
Expected Results: Cursor should be in color and animated.
> 2.Pick an animated cursor
Which specific animated cursor theme are you picking? I need
to have specific details so I can reproduce this with the exact
same setup you are using.
I need to have copies of your XFree86 config file and X server log
file from using X with Xinerama disabled, and also a copy of each
file with Xinerama enabled. Please attach all 4 files as
uncompressed individual file attachments using the link below.
Also, what method are you using to pick the particular cursor theme?
There are 3 different ways to change the cursor theme.
About my setup:
I have 3 NVidia Geforce 2 MX cards. All using the nvidia driver.
I have tried the nv driver and it had the same results.
To change the cursor, I am adding the following in my .Xresources file
Will attach files shortly...
Created attachment 95671 [details]
Created attachment 95672 [details]
XFree log with Xinerama enabled.
Created attachment 95674 [details]
XF86Config with no Xinerama
Created attachment 95676 [details]
XFree86 log with no xinerama
Same problem here on FC1.
NVIDIA driver 4496 and Xinerama.
I switched to TwinView instead of Xinerama, and the problem disappears.
TwinView has its own issues though.
The Nvidia binary drivers are not supported by Red Hat at all.
The file attachments in this bug report show that Nvidia binary
drivers are being used. While you've indicated that this problem
also occurs when using the "nv" driver, you have not attached
any information to the report with which that can be verified,
You should also note, that the "nv" driver does not support
Xinerama, so if you require dualhead support you really have no
option other than using the unsupported Nvidia binary drivers,
and seeking technical support directly from Nvidia. You may
wish to report the issue directly to XFree86.org as well if you
like at http://bugs.xfree86.org where the "nv" driver maintainer
can give you a more up to date official response as to future
driver support plans for "nv".
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***
I'm running Gentoo Linux on another system with the exact same
NVidia binary drivers, multiple NVidia Cards, and X 4.3.0. Cursors
work just fine there. Makes me think it is not soully a driver related
It may or may not be a driver problem, however it is an unsupported
driver, and thus an unsupported problem - unless it is reproduceable
on the distribution supplied and supported drivers. You'll need
to seek support for the driver from Nvidia, or XFree86.org, or
debug the problem and if you indeed find the bug to be in the
X server that only affects one single video driver, and is not a bug
in the driver itself, feel free to supply a patch that fixes it and
reopen the bug report for review for consideration in future
I'm currently running Redhat 9.0 with Xinerama running on an IBM
ThinkPad T40, which had an ATI Radeon. This uses the built in XFree86
driver and I'm having the same issue as well.
It appear that the chosen xcursor is being used, but it is being
displayed in black and white, not full colour.
I had same problems (no cursors in xinerama as with nv, so nvidia
driver). Good news are, that in Fedora Core 2 Test2, with built in
(Xorg's?)-XFree86, cursors show up properly. Also gnome font
preferences now display on second monitor properly.
Still - could not manage to get running nvidia's closed source drivers.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.