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Old 12-16-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Angry Can't see mouse on screen(After new install)


I partitioned 10Gigs to learn linux after an incredibly long hiatus. I decided to go with openSuSE 10.3. I'm using an NVidia GeForce 6200 DUAL MONITOR card. So, on Windows, I have two monitors to play. I do a lot of design and development. I noticed on the live CD for opensuse, that the left monitor was not showing the mouse, but the right monitor was showing the mouse. I thought if problem persisted after install, then I would deal with it then. I have had the worst time trying to find a solution to this one. My left monitor is a MAG Innovision Model 700P. The model# is LT716s.

The right(or second) monitor is a MAG also, but it's a different monitor. BTW, both monitors are showing the same screen. I"m able to navigate around the screen by using the second monitor.

Personally, I think the problem is with the first monitor(and not the video card), since I can see the mouse just fine in the second monitor.


I've trying changing settings in yast2, I looked at the xorg.conf file, but haven't changed anything because I'm not sure what I could change it to.

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks,
AB
 
Old 12-16-2007, 11:33 PM   #2
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Most cursor issues are solved by adding the following your xorg.conf in the video card settings:
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Option   HWCursor   "false"
If that doesn't work, assuming you are using the open source 'nv' driver, install the proprietary driver from nvidia.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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Cool I tried that one

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Originally Posted by elliott678 View Post
Most cursor issues are solved by adding the following your xorg.conf in the video card settings:
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Option   HWCursor   "false"
If that doesn't work, assuming you are using the open source 'nv' driver, install the proprietary driver from nvidia.
Hi Elliott, yes, I did try that one from looking at stuff on the board. It didn't work. I'm using the driver that the install matched up with my card. Also, I tried looking for the proprietary driver, but haven't had much luck. Any advice on that end? I'm using an NVidia GeForce 6200 card (for Dual Monitor).

I hope I can get this working. It would really stink to know that I can't use this OS because there are no drivers for the monitor/vid card. I really like this one. I've tried Fedora Core 2, Ubuntu 7.10 and openSuSE10.3. OpenSuSE being my favorite!
 
Old 12-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #4
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Unlike many other manufacturers, Nvidia offers great Linux drivers right on their site.

Here are the specific instructions to install it on SuSE:
http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html
 
Old 12-18-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
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Cool yes! Thanks.

Thanks. Actually, yesterday, I found this site and downloaded a few of the items. I will give them a try when I return home and will post results. thank you.
 
  


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