LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-23-2001, 08:16 PM   #1
J_Szucs
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Distribution: SuSE 6.4-11.3, Dsl linux, FreeBSD 4.3-6.2, Mandrake 8.2, Redhat, UHU, Debian Etch
Posts: 1,126

Rep: Reputation: 58
Mouse pointer


I changed my old Trident 9000i graphic card to an S3 Trio 3D/2x PCI one, and now my mouse pointer turned into a white square of size 15x15 mm and no border under Linux.
Can anyone tell me how could I have Linux to
- give me back my old, comfortable mouse pointer, or
- give that square an other color less commonly used on web pages (i.e. mouse pointers of white color and having no borders tend to become invisible on large white surfaces).

Thanks in advance!

P.S.
The first solution should be preferred.

Last edited by J_Szucs; 12-23-2001 at 08:19 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2001, 08:03 PM   #2
J_Szucs
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Distribution: SuSE 6.4-11.3, Dsl linux, FreeBSD 4.3-6.2, Mandrake 8.2, Redhat, UHU, Debian Etch
Posts: 1,126

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 58
Mouse pointer

Where can I set 'forced sw_cursor' in Linux?
That can solve my problem!
(Searching the web I found a forum archive where someone described the same problem with that graphic card, and mentioned that he solved the problem by a 'forced sw_cursor'. Unfortunately he did not go into more details)

Last edited by J_Szucs; 12-24-2001 at 08:05 PM.
 
Old 12-25-2001, 07:34 PM   #3
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
You need to add - Option "SWCursor" "yes" to the pointer section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4).
 
Old 01-01-2002, 06:54 PM   #4
J_Szucs
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Distribution: SuSE 6.4-11.3, Dsl linux, FreeBSD 4.3-6.2, Mandrake 8.2, Redhat, UHU, Debian Etch
Posts: 1,126

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 58
Mouse pointer

I do not have any "/etc/X11/XF86Config(-4) files.
So I gave it a try with the "/etc/XF86Config" file.
Then it took me some hours to have XServer to start again...
(You know things are a bit rough in Linux for a Newbie)
I tried the following syntaxes:

- Option "SWCursor" "yes"
Option "SWCursor" "yes"
SWCursor "yes"

None of the above syntaxes worked but each made my XServer inoperable.

So I still have a 1.5x1.5cm white square as a mouse pointer. :-(

Last edited by J_Szucs; 01-01-2002 at 06:55 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2002, 10:04 PM   #5
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
Try - Option "sw_cursor" or - option "sw_cursor"
 
Old 02-23-2003, 01:46 PM   #6
ArcaniX
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: TX
Distribution: College Linux
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
I had the same problem, and this fixed it.

Open the file /etc/X11/XF86Config, Insert the option "sw_cursor" as follows:

Section "Device"
BoardName "AutoDetected"
Driver "trident"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "sw_cursor"
VendorName "AutoDetected"
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No mouse pointer (cursor), mouse does work whizz Linux - Hardware 6 04-04-2006 09:00 PM
disconnect USB mouse data from the mouse pointer Yeronimo Programming 0 04-07-2005 03:26 AM
Erratic mouse pointer with wireless USB mouse jomax Fedora 0 01-04-2005 03:38 AM
Mouse pointer does not respond to mouse after boot??? nilsamon Fedora 2 03-12-2004 11:49 AM
The you have a Mouse Pointer Problem(mouse stick top left)here is the solution. dr4ven Linux - Hardware 0 05-25-2003 05:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration