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Re: [opensuse] mouse pointer disappears
  • From: Richard Pace <rpace@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:43:46 -0800
  • Message-id: <200701290943.46962.rpace@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 25 January 2007 11:43, Richard Pace wrote:
> Hi:
> Running SuSE 10.2 on HP Pavilion AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
> 3800+.
>
> My mouse pointer disappears every so often. The mouse is still working, so
> to speak - I just can't see it. 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.
>
The "mouse pointer disappears problem" has been solved for me. The following
is a response I received from the kde-linux list:
[begin kde-linux response]
On Friday 26 January 2007 10:27, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> 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[0]"
> >   Screen       0
> >   VendorName   "NVidia"
> > EndSection
> >
> > 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:
> man nv
>
Thanks Marcelo for the help.  I've added that parameter.
[end kde-linux response]
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