Bug 45765 - NeoMagic 128XD (MM2160) refuses to use software cursor
NeoMagic 128XD (MM2160) refuses to use software cursor
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-25 04:18 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-28 13:28:57 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-25 04:18:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
My laptop, Compaq Presario 1266, uses "NeoMagic 128XD (laptop/notebook) 
MM2160, its hardware cursor has problem (fat sqaure of garbage pixels) and 
I have to modify /etc/X11/XF86Config to use software cursor. This worked 
for all version before RedHat 7.1. The XFree86 comes with RedHat 7.1 
simply refuses to use software cursor even I tried to configure it.
First all, "man neomagic" says I should use
Option "SWCursor" "true"
but the default /etc/X11/XF86Config has a comment line uses
Option "SWcursor" "true"
while the old version of XFree86 used
Option "sw_cursor"
I tried them all, but 
startx &> /tmp/x.out
still clearly prints out X uses:
(II) NEOMAGIC(0): Using H/W Cursor.

I also tried XFree86 4.1.0 version, same problem.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. modify /etc/X11/XF86Config, section "Device", turn ON "software cursor"
2. start &> /tmp/x.out
3. X window comes up with bad garbage cursor
4. quit X window, check /tmp/x.out, search for "Cursor", it says
"(II) NEOMAGIC(0): Using H/W Cursor"

Actual Results:  It happens always on my laptop.

Expected Results:  If I configure /etc/X11/XF86Config to use "Software 
Cursor", it should use. Just like XFree86 came with RedHat 6.0/6.1/7.0

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-28 13:28:51 EDT
I suspect that you are possibly confusing the config files.  XFree86 3.3.6
uses XF86Config, and XFree86 4.x uses XF86Config-4.  Make sure you are
editing the correct file for the server you are using.

Please attach both your X server log, and your config file via the link
below (uncompressed).
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-09 05:21:25 EST
Assuming my suggestion fixed the problem.  If not, please reopen bug
report with requested information attached.

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