[kde-linux] mouse pointer disappears
Marcelo Magno T. Sales
marcelo.sales at sefaz.pe.gov.br
Fri Jan 26 18:27:14 UTC 2007
Em Sexta 26 Janeiro 2007 12:19, Richard Pace escreveu:
> On Friday 26 January 2007 05:15, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> > Em Quinta 25 Janeiro 2007 21:18, Richard Pace escreveu:
> > > Hi:
> > > Posted this on SuSE's list also. No response yet.
> > >
> > > Running SuSE 10.2 on HP Pavilion AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
> > > 3800+. KDE 3.5.5 "release 45.2".
> > >
> > > My mouse pointer disappears every so often. The mouse is still
> > > working, so to speak - I just can't see it. After the mouse pointer
> > > disappears, using keyboard controls, I have tried changing personal
> > > settings in KDE to a new mouse scheme. That does not help. Even
> > > restarting KDE does not help. So far, only a reboot restores the mouse
> > > pointer.
> > >
> > > Comments appreciated.
> > Is your video card an nvidia one? If so, there's a bug in nvidia driver
> > that causes exactly this problem with some nvidia cards (not all). The
> > workaround is to disable hardware cursor in xorg.conf.
> > Add the following line in the device section for your video card:
> > Option "HWCursor" "off"
> Yes, it is an nvidia card. Here is the device section from xorg.conf:
> Section "Device"
> BoardName "GeForce 6150 LE"
> BusID "0:5:0"
> Driver "nv"
> Identifier "Device"
> Screen 0
> VendorName "NVidia"
> Is absence of "HWCursor" the same as "HWCursor" "off". In SuSE, Yast
> builds this file. There is an "options" button where I can select
> "HWCusor" which adds "HWCursor" to the Device section. Is the driver
> default "HWCusor" so that I need to explicitly edit xorg.conf and add
> "HWCursor" "off"?
Yes, you must explicitly add that line to disable HWCursor. The default value,
which is used if the line is not present, is "On". For more information, see
the man page of the nv driver:
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