Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82997
mouse cursor is a big rectangle on sis video card
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:26 EDT
on sis 5591/5592 agp video card, mouse cursor is displayed as a big (30x30
pixels ) rectagle filled with random stuff. There's also a dotted line
(sometimes two) almost in the middle of the screen.
Please let me know if other information is needed or how could I help fixing this.
I'll try adding Option "SWCursor" in Display section.
*** Bug 83284 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm also experiencing this on my Packard Bell Chrom@ laptop (ATI Rage Mobility
M1 AGP 8MB with SourceForge's Gatos ATI.2 XFree86 4.3.0 video driver) when
using XFree86-4.2.99-4.20030129. I have had to revert to the Phoebe version of
Curiously, I have another Compaq Presario laptop running Phoebe2 with "up2date"
upgraded packages (XFree86-4.2.99-3.20030115, if my memory serves me well). If
I run a graphical application remotely on that laptop, but instruct it to use
my laptop X server (running the original Phoebe2 XFree), by logging to the
Compaq laptop by using SSH and X11 forwarding, the mouse cursor glitches can be
Could it be a X11 protocol problem? Why applications ran under original XFree
do not exhibit this behavior, but applications ran under the upgraded XFree do?
Bug 82997 is not a duplicate of this one.
Bug 82997 is broken hardware mouse cursor code on SiS chipsets, likely
fixed by using: Option "swcursor" in the Device section of the config
file (please test this on SiS).
Note that the Radeon problem will also go away with swcursor, but that
these two issues while both related to hardware mouse cursor, are unrelated
and driver specific. The radeon problem can also be worked around by
changing the default mouse theme to "core" in:
Err, I mean Bug 83284 is not a duplicate
I have this problem on my laptop with the ATI Rage Mobilty chipset and on a
desktop with a an ATI Mach64 so there's apparently a problem with the "ati"
Option "SWCursor" in Display section fixes this for Sis video card.
Please attache your xfree config file, log file and dmesg so this bug can
possibly be tracked a little further.
Check last comments in regards to attaching files to troubleshoot better.
Created attachment 89984 [details]
dmesg output from my system
This is the output of the "dmesg" command on my laptop.
Created attachment 89985 [details]
XFree86 Server Log
This is the XFree86 Server Log of my system
Created attachment 89986 [details]
XF86Config configuration file
This is the configuration file I'm using... It was generated when installing
Phoebe2 and it hasn't been modified since then.
Oops!!!! I did it again ;-)
Attachments 89984, 89985 and 89986 are for the mouse hardware cursor problems
I'm experiencing with the ATI RAGE Mobility M1 AGP 8MB video card on my Packard
Bell Chroma@ laptop and are *NOT* related the SIS video driver.
I think I shouldn't have sent them here. Should I remove them?
Thanks for your patience...
Yes you should delete those and post them to the other bug related to your
hardware. Also, they should be just a plain text file, not compressed or
anything. Easier it open and read, thanks.
Marius, please attach your X server log, or the output of "lspci -vvn",
so I can properly detect the correct SiS card by PCI ID.
Felipe - your Mach64 problem is totally unrelated to this SiS bug report,
and should be filed in a separate bug report if it isn't already.
I don't have access to that system anymore. I won't be able to provide the info.
Ok to close this and perhaps you'll get more feedback on next beta, if it will
still be an issue?
Ok, closing RAWHIDE for now. Reopen with details, and above info it the