Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41211
hw cursor problem with SiS 6326
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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.
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.
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
Actually, maybe not. sw_cursor seems to make the X server crash every so
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 188.8.131.520 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...
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.
This card works properly in 4.x now, so I guess it's moot.
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.
In XF86Config-4? sw_cursor is needed.
Ok, it is there, thanks.