Originally Posted by fronty
Intel Corp. 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma]
Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio
Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI
/root/xorg.conf.new's mouse section:
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Opion "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
Doesn't make any difference.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Unknown device 80ee:beef
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 30)
00:04.0 System peripheral: Unknown devece 80ee:cafe
OK, my fault, I did not know your level of expertise and posted not-clear-enough
When I suffered the missing cursor sindrome, the problem was at the "Device" part not at the "ImputDevice" part. What we need to know is which is your video card.
In my not-too-old but not up-to-day pci-ids, there is no entry for 80ee:whatever
(no entry in yours either, you may want to try updating (utility update-pciids),
this means that your video card is made by a relatively new maker.
X -configure tests the modules and will tell you which modules work on your VIDEO-card. The sections needed are
as an example, mine says:
Identifier "VIA Technologies, Inc. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter"
Running on an xterm "xvinfo" would also give important information, it may show no-info if you do not have video extensions supported so far by the driver.
If the only driver that works is the "vesa" driver, you either have to search which is the present support status for your hardware, and upgade it to most recent developments. One of the standard solutions with X is to upgrade to most recent version, but you may have to go to a driver being developed.
The options "HWCursor" and "SWCursor" correspond to the Section "Device", and may or may not be supported by the Driver you are using. After altering /etc/X11/xorg.conf, you must restart X for changes to take effect. This sort is testing is best done in Single user mode (init 1), you just launch X as
and zap the driver after checking the effect of the change made (<ctl><alt><bkspace>) (check there is NO DontZap option in xorg.conf)