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I've been poking around the web and haven't seen this discribed anywhere else.
I have recently built a new PC (AMD Anthlon Processor) and installed RH9. After I downloaded a new savage Video Driver (for the on-board graphics) every thing seems to working ok. However, there is a large "X" cursor on desktop (on top of all apps).
Has anyone got any ideas? Might there be a problem with the XFree86 config file?
Just for laughs, I upgraded my kernel this evening to 2.4.20-31.9.
The "X" appeared when I rebooted (as always, it appears after I enter my login
and password, during the startup screen). I took the screen shot, as
requested, but the "X" didn't look like it appeared in the image. I went to
double check, so i opened the image in Nautilis and as soon as the image
loaded, the "X" went away!
When I logged off and relogged in , the "X" was back, but viewing a picture does remove it.
Here is /etc/X11/XFree86Config
# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86
I'm just a newbie, but I'm suspicious of the line:
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
Try commenting out that line to:
# InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
The previous line with "Mouse0" and "CorePointer" should be the normal line for configuring the pointer with a PS/2 mouse. I have no clue what the "DevInputMice"/"AlwaysCore" line is supposed to do. It sounds like it could be something which puts that "X" shaped pointer on the screen, though.
I am also curious about the double definitions here unless this is a RH thing but XFree86 should be the same in all distros. In my Config-4 the ServerLayout is;
and the Corepointer is defined as an option
but in yours
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
In my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, there are InputDevice sections for PS/2, serial, and USB mice (Knoppix hard drive install). This causes no problem; the only devices which are actually used by the X server are what's listed in the ServerLayout section.
It was convenient to have all three of those InputDevice sections around, because it meant that all I needed to do when I added a serial mouse was to add a line to the ServerLayout section.