Bug 41211 - hw cursor problem with SiS 6326
Summary: hw cursor problem with SiS 6326
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-Servers   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-18 08:31 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-14 17:49:35 UTC
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Description Tim Waugh 2001-05-18 08:31:14 UTC
Description of Problem:
Using XF86_SVGA with a SiS 6326, every so often the mouse cursor will 
develop a while horizontal line at the top.

How Reproducible:
I haven't found a quick way to trigger it, but it doesn't take too long 
at all under 'normal use'.  Here's what I do:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start mutt in a 52-row konsole, in a screen session.
2. Read mail.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-05-19 10:53:37 UTC
The workaround seems to be to use Option "sw_cursor".  Perhaps Xconfigurator 
should be taught to put that in for the 3.3.6 server by default on this 

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-05-19 11:07:19 UTC
Actually, maybe not.  sw_cursor seems to make the X server crash every so 
often. :-/

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-20 05:50:03 UTC
There are tonnes of bugs in the SiS 6326 driver, most of which won't be
fixed until they trickle in from upstream..  ;o(  No hardware to work with.
Once is building in rawhide maybe we can get it working..

I think this might duplicate another open bug...

I might have a new motherboard coming sometime in the next month with an SiS
onboard video so I might be able to check it out then...

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-03-12 12:47:29 UTC
No SiS motherboard ever showed up.

DOes this problem still occur now?  If so, I will make sure swcursor is
the default in next release.

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-03-12 17:19:30 UTC
This card works properly in 4.x now, so I guess it's moot.

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2002-03-13 06:32:09 UTC
Ok, can you check your config file and let me know if it has
swcursor on or not, and if so, if you remove it does it still work,
or is swcursor required?

The current default was swcursor already, but if hwcursor works now, I
can re-enable it.


Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2002-03-14 17:49:30 UTC
In XF86Config-4?  sw_cursor is needed.

Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2002-03-14 18:05:51 UTC
Ok, it is there, thanks.

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