Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65071
Mouse pointer and cursor shifted
Last modified: 2016-10-03 16:52:21 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020513
Description of problem:
After using my system for a little while the mouse pointer and the "active"
point on the screen don't line up. The pointer is about .5 inches to the right
of where the mouse is actually pointing. The only way I have been able reset it
is to reboot the machine. The problem appears with XFree86 version 3 & 4. I have
tried several different mouse selections with mouseconfig and it makes no
difference. I use Netscape 4.9 for mail and Mozilla for browsing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use X.
Actual Results: After some period of time the mouse shifts.
xdpyinfo is attached
Created attachment 57664 [details]
Please attach your X server log and config file using the link below.
Created attachment 57906 [details]
Created attachment 57907 [details]
Xv4 configuration file
Created attachment 57908 [details]
Expands into a 2 Meg file. lots of repeated lines
Add Option "swcursor" to the Device section of your config file, and restart X.
Does the problem go away?
This is a bug in the trident chip.
Option "swcursor" will fix it.
But to get rid of all those messages too.....
Download a new driver from http://www.xfree86.org/~alanh
and pop it in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers.
Make sure you backup the old one, just in case. You won't need
the swcursor option with the new driver.
The "Option swcursor" change fixed the problem as predicted. I will download the
new driver and give it a spin.
Alan's new driver is in rawhide. Please reopen this bug report if
the new Limbo beta and rawhide XFree86 still cause this problem.