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Re: Mouse Pointer Disappears Under xorg "nv" Driver

Matt Miller wrote:
> Om running etch on my shuttle XPC SN21G5.  According to lspci, this
> machine has on-board GeForce 6100 video:
> mmiller@xpc1:~/postgres/8.2.0/postgresql-8.2.0$ lspci |grep VGA
> 00:05. VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51G [GeForce
>        6100] (rev a2)
> Now, "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" does not automatically detect a
> proper video driver, and selects "vesa" as the default driver.  If I
> pound my way through dpkg-reconfigure, accepting defaults all the way, X
> works, but scrolling and widow movement are painfully slow.  If I tell
> dpkg-reconfigure to use "nv" as the video driver, and then run through
> the rest of the defaults, I get snappier window behavior, but my mouse
> pointer disappears.  The mouse still works; if I move it around I'll
> eventually see some evidence of where the pointer should be, and I can
> click away as usual.  However, I can't seem to get an X configuration
> that has both snappy window response and a visible mouse pointer.
> My mouse is connected to the PS/2 jack, but I've had similar problems
> using a USB mouse.  I've tried various permutaitons of mouse settings in
> dpkg-reconfigure, but to no avail.
> What can I try next?
Hi Matt, I just wanted you to know that at work I've had nothing but
trouble with the generic "nv" driver on my machine.  While it's a CentOS
machine, I'd still recommend that you try installing the proprietary
nvidia accelerated drivers if that's palatable to you.  That makes my
system work perfectly, but it might be a lot of work.



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