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Re: [opensuse] Mouse movement Jerky!
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 21:03:35 -0800
  • Message-id: <45B05127.3060702@xxxxxxxxxx>


John Pierce wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I have just installed opensuse 10.2 on an older computer for my son
> and the mouse is jerky.
>
> I will describe my system and hardware for possible solutions.
>
> Processor Pentium III coppermine @ 667 Mhz
> VIA chipset
> ATI Radeon 7000 RV100 QY (Radeon 7000VE)
> System Memory 512 Mb
>
> Here is what I am experiencing, even on a desktop with nothing open if
> I move the mouse around the screen it will move with a sudden stop and
> then start moving again. It seems (I have not timed this) to stop
> about every 2 seconds with about a 0.5 second delay before it starts
> moving again. This I set the screen resolution to 1024x768 down from
> 1152x864 to see if that would make a difference but it would not. I
> have disabled just about everything thing that may run in the
> background with the exceptions of critical system components.
>
> I made sure the system had the correct settings in xorg.conf regarding
> dri subsection.
>
> I have looked at dmesg and messages but I do not see any blatant errors.
>
> Any thoughs would be appreciated, this is annoying but I would can at
> least use the machine. It just interferes with games like ppracer.
> That game plays fine except for the momentary system freezes.


That sounds exactly like beagle. I saw the same symptoms on a new install of
10.1, but after removing all traces of beagle, the system became silky smooth
and responsive, and quake 3 arena ran like a scalded cat.

Joe
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