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Old 08-14-2001, 12:51 PM   #1
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Question Barcode Cursor


I have SuSE Linux 7.2 set up and running fairly good but the barcode cursor is a problem. I read in the Linux manual that it can be corrected by ... adding the Option "sw_cursor" to the Section "Device". I don't know where to locate "Device" or how to add "sw_cursor". Is it a file, command, text or what and where do I locate device. Believe me I have looked for both! ~THANKS to Anyone that can Help!~ Ray...
 
Old 08-14-2001, 02:03 PM   #2
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If you search the forums for a similar problem you would see that a load of people have this prob.

To correct:

You need to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file (or XF86Config-4)

Just add the option you were told in the devices section of that file.
 
Old 08-14-2001, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, CragStar, for the information you sent me. I have some screen problems also and have fixed some but it makes it hard to do the editing. What would be the best editor to use and be able to log in as root? Some editors don't allow you to log in as root or else I don't know how. Working on it! Thanks again...Ray. (nubie)
 
Old 08-16-2001, 04:17 PM   #4
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Unhappy No good cursor

I have tried to correct the cursor by adding "sw_cursor" as an option under "Devices" in the XF86Config file but just get a cursor that drags and messes up the screen more than the barcode symbol! Would really like to have a clean cursor! Can anyone please help..? Thanks...Ray.
 
Old 08-17-2001, 01:34 PM   #5
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Sorry for the delay I have been busy! (see General Forum!)

You said that you had some display probs which suggests to me that the dragging by the cursor could be corrected. BTW what Graphics card do you have?

I would use emacs as the editor. Can you not just log in as root and then use emacs. You may not want to, in which case just use a plain txt editor. Not sure what SUSE's it though.
 
Old 08-17-2001, 05:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for getting back to me, I've been busy also. Am able to edit the XF86Config file but get the blob that trails across the screen. Video card is S3 ViRGE-GX PCI (375/385)rev.B 4meg. Monitor is Philips 109S. SuSE Linux Pro 7.2. Thanks for any help. Ray.
 
Old 08-27-2001, 01:39 PM   #7
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There are a variety of reasons I can think of. One may be that you have misconfigured the refresh rate of the monitor, or that you are overclocking the processor (has happened to me). I don't suppose you know which server you are using for X? I think there is a specific server to use. Also which version of XFree86 are you using, the latest version may be better. I can't really help any further as I have not had much to do with the virge cards...yet!
 
Old 08-27-2001, 04:44 PM   #8
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Talking Barcode Cursor...still

Thanks CragStar for your help. At least I have some more items to check out. "Have a Nice Day"...Ray.
 
  


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