Bug 82548 - cursor disappears with newest XFree86
cursor disappears with newest XFree86
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-01-23 05:13 EST by Florian La Roche
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-11 03:53:33 EDT
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Description Florian La Roche 2003-01-23 05:13:03 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030121

Description of problem:
When XFree86 is changing the cursor, it often disappears completely
for some time. is still ok and and are
both not working.

This is on a Radeon 7500.


Florian La Roche

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start on a Dell Latitude

Actual Results:  Cursor disappears

Expected Results:  Cursor is always visible.

Additional info:

Greetings to Mike.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-24 08:33:23 EST
Does setting the following *before* running startx solve the problem:

export XCURSOR_CORE=yes

Also, after testing that, unset the above variable and then try using
"swcursor" in the config file and restarting.  Does this make the problem
go away?

Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 2003-01-24 20:42:54 EST
I see this as well (Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]). Also, when
running virtual size>displayed size, there were large delays with the sreen
scrolling (when the pointer goes past the visible screen boundary).  These made
the whole X experience quite unpleasant...

I've already downgraded back to beta4 X RPMs (besides this bug, the upgrade
broke the unsupported but highly missed synaptics touchpad driver, and I need
the double-tap for button2 even more than I need to see the pointer all the
time). But if I ever have time, I am planning to try the latest X packages from
Rawhide with suggestions in comment #1 (and will try to recompile the synaptics
driver and see if that helps).
Comment 3 Kjartan Maraas 2003-01-25 19:28:29 EST
Just a datapoint. I see it too with a Radeon Mobility M6 LY
Comment 4 Aleksey Nogin 2003-01-26 01:42:35 EST
According to http://www.mail-archive.com/xfree86@xfree86.org/msg01051.html,
turning on the swcursor option does work.

That post also mentions the issue of the machine locking up when the exiting X
under KDM - I see it as well (inlcuding with at least beta3, I believe). Anybody
else seing it? Is it in Bugzilla yet?
Comment 5 Mike McLean 2003-01-31 18:00:19 EST
I see this on a Radeon Mobility M7 LW
* XFree86-

both the XCURSOR_CORE=yes and swcursor directive fix the problem for me.

The cursor disappears for me at a very specific point: when transitioning to and
from the grow-window-right cursor (the one that looks like "->|").  It seems to
just take a long time (~1-2sec) to load or unload this particular cursor.
Comment 6 Aleksey Nogin 2003-02-03 21:00:12 EST
Still there with the stuff from the latest Rawhide
(XFree86- Works OK with swcursor on.
Comment 7 Florian La Roche 2004-06-11 03:53:33 EDT
Closing this, not happening with rawhide anymore...

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