RE: Disappearing Mouse Pointer

Subject: RE: Disappearing Mouse Pointer
From: Vanco, Donald (
Date: Tue Jul 18 2000 - 09:18:35 MDT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: chandler []
> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2000 11:41 PM
> To:
> Subject: Disappearing Mouse Pointer
> I don't know if this is a YDL-specific issue, but it has
> happened to me in
> a variety of settings. I currently run X as it comes in YDL with
> Enlightenment as window manager on an iMac with a Kensington 3 button
> mouse. This has also happened to me in Gnome using Sawmill. Once in a
> while, the mouse will either disappear or lock in the
> upper-right corner.
> It's not a fatal error, in that no processes halt, but I have to
> alt-escape out of X and run xinit again. Any clues on what is
> causing this or how to prevent it?

        Depending on the video card and version of XFree you may be able to
set an option "sw_cursor" or "hw_cursor" to force the cursor to hardware or
software. This is an issue with my Rage LT Pro II. See the info pages
included with the X server you are running.


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