Bug 80310 - Cursor drawing problem
Summary: Cursor drawing problem
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 75844
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-24 10:36 UTC by Raphael Jacquot
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:32 UTC

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Description Raphael Jacquot 2002-12-24 10:36:31 UTC
Description of problem:
On a Dell Inspiron 7500 (uses the ATI Mobility chipset), the nice,
semi-transparent mouse cursors are somewhat buggy, in that one or several
vertical lines are more transparent than the rest of the cursor all along the
cursor itself. It also shows on the shadow cast by said cursor.
Also, when the cursor is made to disappear in Gnome-terminal, there is a block
of uninitialized graphic (seems to be 64*64 or so) the first time the cursor

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install on a Dell inspiron 7500 equiped with an ATI Mobility chipset
2. run any X app (even the login screen)
3. see the bug 
Actual results:
the cursors look wierd, with one or more vertical line more transparent than the

Expected results:
normal looking cursors ;-)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2002-12-24 10:51:21 UTC
I too noticed these few cursor glitches.  They aren't too bad, just a bit
aesthetically distracting because you are mentally focused on the pointer often.

The only thing I'd like to add is IMHO the drop shadow is about two pixels too
far from the cursor.  Does anyone else agree?  I realize this is nitpicking,
sorry. =)

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-25 19:22:32 UTC
The white cursor with vertical lines problem is already reported in bugzilla
(by me actually, for tracking) and is now solved by removing the white
cursors completely (because nobody out there seems to want to fix them it

I guess XFree86.org is in need of volunteer artists.  I'm not sure if there
will be any shippable quality alpha cursors in time for 4.3.0.  If not, then
I won't ship any, however the feature will be enabled so that people can
create and install their own alpha cursors.

The glitch when changing cursors is known by Keith Packard upstream, and will
get fixed probably by him if it isn't already.

Warren) Yes, I agree, the drop shadow is too far away from the mouse cursor.
That's just another cosmetic issue though, something for an artist to fix I

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75844 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:32 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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