i'm not sure who to blame but every once in a while the
cursor disappears into the upper left hand corner. the only
thing that it seems to be associated with, is moving it
across a window that is displaying text while the window is
being updated. two programs that i have been running when
this has occurred are filerunner and some terminal emulator,
i'm not sure which one. i'm not sure but i think i was
running netscape once as well. 5.9.9 used to do this much
more often. the only way i can get the cursor back without
stopping X, is to switch to a text consol and then back
i'm pretty sure it's system load that is causing the problem. gpm or
whoever is reading the mouse device is probably losing data which
causes the mouse to get out of sync. probably switching out/into
graphics mode causes the mouse to get reinited.
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Does the problem stop when you disable gpm before running X? What
type of mouse are you using?
i'm no longer using 6.0, as i've switched to latest rawhide. it
happens much less frequently on rawhide. also i'm using nvidia's svga
driver for tnt2 now. the mouse is ms ps2. it still seems to be related
to the system being very busy and moving the cursor at the same time
so that the cursor movement is jerky. fixing the cursor by switching
in and out of text mode still works.
seems to be an intermittent bug in the nvidia driver. Suggest that
you report it to the XFree86 team for further research.