Bug 76772 - hardware cursor AND software cursor on same X display
hardware cursor AND software cursor on same X display
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
: 77213 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-10-26 02:42 EDT by Justin Georgeson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-11-05 15:00:31 EST
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X log (50.38 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-26 02:43 EDT, Justin Georgeson
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X Config file (1.95 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-26 02:44 EDT, Justin Georgeson
no flags Details
lspci -vn output (2.48 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-26 02:45 EDT, Justin Georgeson
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XF86Config for 20021101 packages (1.81 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-03 14:50 EST, Justin Georgeson
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Description Justin Georgeson 2002-10-26 02:42:21 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021018

Description of problem:
The black 'X' which is the mouse pointer before a window manager loads is drawn
in the middle of the screen when the window manager loads. I'm using the CVS
RPMs, version When metacity loads, I am given the red
transparent mouse pointer, and the black 'X' is drawn, always on top, in the
center of the screen. I had thought it was permanent, but it has disappeared once.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login
2. start x


Actual Results:  black X is drawn on top of all windows in center of screen when
metacity is loaded.

Expected Results:  black X should become red mouse pointer when metacity loads.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Justin Georgeson 2002-10-26 02:43:11 EDT
Created attachment 82184 [details]
X log
Comment 2 Justin Georgeson 2002-10-26 02:44:06 EDT
Created attachment 82185 [details]
X Config file
Comment 3 Justin Georgeson 2002-10-26 02:45:17 EDT
Created attachment 82186 [details]
lspci -vn output
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-03 05:17:20 EST
Please try the latest CVS RPM packages from November 1st.  Does the latest
package resolve this problem?
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-03 07:26:27 EST
*** Bug 77213 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-03 07:27:39 EST
*** Bug 77213 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-03 07:29:15 EST
Please test the latest release of my CVS RPM's guys from:

ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/testing/live-grenades - the 20021101 release

Does the problem persist, or does it go away with this build?
Comment 8 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 14:50:05 EST
Created attachment 83364 [details]
XF86Config for 20021101 packages
Comment 9 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 14:50:48 EST
Problem still exists. Does not occur when logged in as root.
Comment 10 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-04 03:36:56 EST
Hmm, that is uberweird.

Notifying XFree86 people of this issue, as I have no Intel i8x0 hardware
for troubleshooting.  I'll update the report with any changes, and
periodically ask you to try new packages probably.

thanks again
Comment 11 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-04 03:53:43 EST
Ok, David Dawes has acknowledged this bug in the i810 driver and that
it affects i830 and i845 hardware not disabling the hardware cursor
in some circumstances.  He plans on fixing it sometime in the next
week or so.  I'll monitor CVS commits for when the changes go in,
and update the bug report when i've got new packages for testing.

Thanks guys, your beta testing is appreciated.
Comment 12 David Monniaux 2002-11-04 08:55:16 EST
Still present in version from 2002-11-01.
Comment 13 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-05 06:52:42 EST
David has fixed this in CVS, and I'm building a new CVS snapshot right now,
which will appear in the usual place with datestamp 20021105 within 24 hours.

Please test this and confirm it fixes the problem.  I'm setting bug state
to MODIFIED.  After testing, please set bug state to either RAWHIDE if the
problem is resolved, or to ASSIGNED, if the problem is still present, and
include any new information.

If you encounter any new problems/bugs, please open new bug reports.

Thanks guys.
Comment 14 David Monniaux 2002-11-05 13:37:58 EST
2002-11-05 fixed it for me.
Comment 15 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-05 15:00:22 EST
20021105 works for me too. :D
Comment 16 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-06 05:10:15 EST
Update:  There is still a bug in the i8x0 cursor code, and David just
fixed it.  I'll be rolling new rpm's either today or tomorrow with this
fix in it, so if you do encounter a problem, wait for the next snapshot
to test before reporting it.

Thanks guys.

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