Bug#254257: libxcursor1: Xrendered Xcursor rendering artifacts & flicker
On Sun, 2004-06-13 at 17:56 -0400, Jonathan Brandmeyer wrote:
> The latest GNOME upgrades shifted /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme to
> the high-quality Industrial theme cursors. That change exposed
> one or more bugs in the way that XRender renders cursors on the
> First, the cursor will flicker whenever doing one of several drag
> actions that causes the parent window to be redrawn: window resizing by
> drag, resizing a window pane, and during the rendering of webpages in
> Galeon or Mozilla.
> Second, when using Blender, the various OpenGL-drawn widgets are not
> being updated properly when you move the mouse accross them. Also,
> whenever dragging a model through some movement, there is noticable
> distortion around the area covered by the mouse.
> Finally, in a simple OpenGL program that does nothing but swap its
> buffers (attached), the mouse will disappear entirely when it hovers
> over the window and remains still. As you move the mouse within the
> window, it reappears but flickers.
Sounds like expected side effects of software cursors. If you can't live
with them, don't use ARGB cursors or use a driver that supports them in
Earthling Michel Dänzer | Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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