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Re: mouse pointer does not show



>>>>> "Marvin" == Marvin Aguero <maguero@racsa.co.cr> writes:

Marvin> I've installed debian "woody" on my computer but I am
Marvin> experiencing a weird problem.

Marvin> The mouse pointer does not show on the screen. I can say that
Marvin> it's been working, in the sense what if I move the mouse
Marvin> randomly, I can see the different buttons changing colors. But I
Marvin> cannot see where the mouse pointer is.

My guess is that your card isn't supporting hardware cursors properly
(or the X driver is buggy).  Try using the software cursor, which you
should be able to enable by adding a line 'Option "SWCursor" "on"' in
your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 in the video card Device section.  e.g., in
my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, I have:

,----
| Section "Device"
|         Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
|         Driver          "trident"
|         VideoRam        8192
|         Option          "SWCursor" "on"
|         Option          "backingstore"
| EndSection
`----

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