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Bug 65071 - Mouse pointer and cursor shifted
Mouse pointer and cursor shifted
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-05-16 18:53 EDT by Kirby
Modified: 2016-10-03 16:52 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-06-02 09:47:23 EDT
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xdpyinfo output (3.00 KB, text/plain)
2002-05-16 18:55 EDT, Kirby
no flags Details
Xv3 Configuration (12.71 KB, text/plain)
2002-05-19 08:55 EDT, Kirby
no flags Details
Xv4 configuration file (1.75 KB, text/plain)
2002-05-19 08:56 EDT, Kirby
no flags Details
Expands into a 2 Meg file. lots of repeated lines (13.76 KB, application/octet-stream)
2002-05-19 09:17 EDT, Kirby
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
oVirt gerrit 65071 master MERGED cleanup: Remove dead code from storageServer.py 2016-10-03 16:52 EDT

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Description Kirby 2002-05-16 18:53:10 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use X.

Actual Results:  After some period of time the mouse shifts.

Additional info:

xdpyinfo is attached
Comment 1 Kirby 2002-05-16 18:55:01 EDT
Created attachment 57664 [details]
xdpyinfo output
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-17 20:37:30 EDT
Please attach your X server log and config file using the link below.
Comment 3 Kirby 2002-05-19 08:55:31 EDT
Created attachment 57906 [details]
Xv3 Configuration
Comment 4 Kirby 2002-05-19 08:56:18 EDT
Created attachment 57907 [details]
Xv4 configuration file
Comment 5 Kirby 2002-05-19 09:17:26 EDT
Created attachment 57908 [details]
Expands into a 2 Meg file. lots of repeated lines
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-28 06:00:22 EDT
Add Option "swcursor" to the Device section of your config file, and restart X.
Does the problem go away?
Comment 7 Alan Hourihane 2002-05-28 06:28:47 EDT
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.
Comment 8 Kirby 2002-06-02 09:47:16 EDT
The "Option swcursor" change fixed the problem as predicted. I will download the
new driver and give it a spin.
Comment 9 Mike A. Harris 2002-08-08 06:40:52 EDT
Alan's new driver is in rawhide.  Please reopen this bug report if
the new Limbo beta and rawhide XFree86 still cause this problem.

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