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Old 02-06-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Mouse trail after coming out of hibernation, Ubuntu 9.10


Everything is normal until I put my laptop into hibernation. On waking up, it seems to resume OK except the cursor arrow is surrounded by a square black box which gradually obliterates the screen as the mouse is moved around. The only option is then to restart Ubuntu. I have been unable to find anything relevant using the search facility. Can anyone suggest a solution please?
 
Old 02-06-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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What version of Ubuntu are you using? I had a similar problem, and upgrading to 9.10 fixed it.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 05:53 AM   #3
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I am using Ubuntu 9.10 with latest updates.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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Hmm... What video card do you have? And what driver are you using?
 
Old 02-07-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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It is a Targa laptop, about 5 years old. I think the video display is by VIA. I have the installation disc but the drivers are for Windows XP so presumably do not apply. I just did the standard Ubuntu installation. I remember a message about proprietary drivers not being found but no suggestion of what to do next. Now, under Administration/Hardware drivers, the only proprietary driver mentioned is the modem which I do not use anyway. Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 07:12 PM   #6
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Sorry, I have no idea how to fix this. Does it do the same thing when suspending to RAM (aka sleep mode)?
 
Old 02-09-2010, 04:35 AM   #7
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I suggest select in top panel
system > preferences> appearence > visual effects
Select none.
Then your cursor will move smoothly.

If you find this useful than thank me by pressing thumbs up button.Thank You.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 02:42 PM   #8
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Seems to be OK when put to sleep and woken again.

system > preferences> appearance > visual effects > Select none, was already selected so no clues here either. Thanks to both of you for trying to help.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 09:49 PM   #9
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(1)Actually my PC is 1GHz , 384MB RAM and just 64MB video memory integrated on motherboard. When I had installed ubuntu 8.04 I got small squares trailing the cursor then selecting none for visual effects helped.
If on waking up again you get same problem you can reselect none ( though it is already set ) though not much sense but maybe it will reinitialize setting .

(2)You can also run command 'xrefresh'(without quotes) in terminal.Hope it helps.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:29 AM   #10
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Mouse trail after coming out of hibernation, Ubuntu 9.10
You need to find out about your video card type, is it a nvidia chipset? Then install the proper driver for it.
Or put a picture of your cat on the desktop, your mouse will move faster.
 
  


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