Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82548
cursor disappears with newest XFree86
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:15 EDT
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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.
18.104.22.168-20030115.0 is still ok and
22.214.171.124-20030118.3 and 126.96.36.199-20030121.0 are
both not working.
This is on a Radeon 7500.
Florian La Roche
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start on a Dell Latitude
Actual Results: Cursor disappears
Expected Results: Cursor is always visible.
Greetings to Mike.
Does setting the following *before* running startx solve the problem:
Also, after testing that, unset the above variable and then try using
"swcursor" in the config file and restarting. Does this make the problem
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).
Just a datapoint. I see it too with a Radeon Mobility M6 LY
According to http://firstname.lastname@example.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?
I see this on a Radeon Mobility M7 LW
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.
Still there with the stuff from the latest Rawhide
(XFree86-188.8.131.52-20030129.4). Works OK with swcursor on.
Closing this, not happening with rawhide anymore...