Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474564
Mouse cursor rendered incorrectly
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:09:09 EST
Created attachment 325676 [details]
xorg log file
Description of problem:
The mouse cursor seems to have some rendering difficulties. As the system is used, the look of the visual corruption changes, but mostly it takes the form of a large white interlaced square where the cursor should be, similar to the one reported in bug #465596
In the previous version of the ati driver (188.8.131.52 I think), this would only happen after using the fast user switcher, now it's always corrupted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(it also happens in the x86_64 version)
I'm using an ATI X850 XT with no xorg.conf. I've attached my xorg.log
Just to note -- bug 465596 is chrome, this is ATI, but it is an interesting observation.
I don't presume that the two bugs are related. I only referenced the other bug to save myself the trouble of taking a photo of the screen to upload.
I know this bug got moved to xorg-x11-server when it got triaged, but I'm pretty sure it's actually a xorg-x11-drv-ati issue.
I just updated to xorg-x11-drv-ati-184.108.40.206 this morning and many of the problems have disappeared. In fact the, it works quite well now, but it will still corrupt if I use the fast-user-switcher. In my brief experiments this morning, that seemed to be the only thing that would make it go wrong.
The only other related package that was updated at the same time was mesa-dri-drivers, so I suppose that could be the problem as well, but I still think it's the ati driver.
OK, reassigning to ATI driver.
I'm seeing this too. clearly a duplicate of bug #476785, though this has been marked dup of bug #473368, which is less obviously the same problem.
Incidentally, I'm running without xorg.conf, so that doesn't fix it for me.
One thing I have done as a workaround is to introduce an xorg.conf file. I created a default xorg.conf file using 'Xorg -configure'
The only line I changed was to uncomment Option "SWcursor" and set it to true.
This clears up the mouse cursor rendering problem when using fast user switching.
Current version of the driver is xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-63.f10.x86_64
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