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Re: [Linux-fbdev-users] (2.6.9-rc4|2.6.9|2.6.10-rc1) black cursor on console [ppc platform]

On Tuesday 26 October 2004 15:34, Guido Guenther wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 04:09:44AM +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
> > On Tuesday 26 October 2004 02:49, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> > > On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 the mental interface of
> > Can you try booting with video=radeonfb:noaccel?
> I'm not sure if this has already been mentionend outside of the debian-ppc
> list: this also happens with at least rivafb and offb too.

This is the first time I knew about this problem.  Note that gpm
predominantly uses the TIOCLINUX ioctl which mainly manipulates the

So each time the mouse is moved, gpm sends an ioctl that complements or
reverses the attributes of the character underneath the mouse cursor, then
it sends a putc command (telling the console to repaint the character). It does
not use the fbcon cursor API.

In all drivers I tested in the i386, gpm seems towork correctly.

I can't really much help in this area except for someone with a PPC machine
to debug the TIOCLINUX ioctl and complement_pos in drivers/char/vt.c and the
selection code in drivers/char/selection.c.



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