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Re: mouse moves on its own.



James Wells (listsATNOSPAMlazyjames.co.uk@lazyjames.plus.com) wrote:

> > since 2 weeks or so my mouse becomes crative. It thinks it should move to
> > the right or the left, I think it never moved up and down, without asking
> > me. That is not a kindly behavior. Is this a problem related to XFree and
> > will be fixed in 4.3 (current installed 4.2.1.1) or is it kde related and
> > will be fixed in kde 3.2? Or has it nothing to do with anything and will
> > never be fixed? :-)
> > Ok - I know that this was disucced in the past. So if s.o. can tell me
> > where to read about i am grad.
> 
> I think that you are describing the problem where the cursor drawn on the 
> screen and the place where it clicks when you press a button are offset. You 
> can fix this by putting the following line into the "Device" section of 
> XF68Config-4 where your video card is described:
> Option "sw_cursor" "true"

Sorry if this was already suggested as I missed the start of the thread.

It could also be gpm. Make sure gpm is NOT RUNNING while the X Server is
running. You can run `/etc/init.d/gpm stop` to stop the gpm daemon if it 
is running. I don't personally use gpm so I created a false /etc/init.d/gpm 
file that basically has "exit 0" at the top to keep any packages who 
might installed gpm from actually starting it in the future.

HTH,
Ron

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