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Old 10-16-2004, 01:29 AM   #1
cynergysystems
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Unhappy No mouse pointer on secondary monitor


I'm running KDE on Redhat 9.0 Vernal build 2.4.20-31.9. I've set up a multi head display using a Matrox Millennium G200 Quad pci card. I configured Xfree 4 to use three of the four pci addresses on the card. (eg. 02:00:00, 02:04:00, and 02:08:00). My primary and secondary are identical.

Here's my first problem:
I've got a mouse pointer on the primary display but when I move the point to the secondary or tertiary it disappears. I can drag windows from monitor to monitor without any problem I just can't always see where I'm clicking.

My second problem:
I have a black strip on the bottom of the secondary monitor. It's a sort of dead zone where no pixels are being sent. The resolution seems to be the same because the windows do not change size when moving from the primary to the secondary.

If anyone has any suggestions for either of these problems your help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
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in the device section for that head, add
Code:
option "SWCursor" "On"
as for the space... dn't quite follow... is there meant to be stuff there that is not drawn, or the screen is just squashed up?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:48 PM   #3
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The screen is not squashed up. Everything is in correct proportion. There is just a black region taking up about 1/4 of the monitor on the bottom where nothing is drawn. I switch monitors thinking that it may have been a hardware problem with the monitor. It worked fine as the primary, so I'm certain it's something in software.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 11:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for taking the time to help me out. I just finished the above suggested configuration of the XF86Config file. Here's what it looks like:

# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Screen0" 0 0
Screen "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
Screen "Screen2" LeftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
Option "Xinerama" "on"

EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "Xleds" "1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell D1025TM"
DisplaySize 330 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell D1025TM"
DisplaySize 330 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor2"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell E551c"
DisplaySize 330 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 54.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Matrox Millennium G200"
VideoRam 8192
BusID "PCI:02:00:0"
Option "SWCursor" "On"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Matrox Millennium G200"
VideoRam 8192
BusID "PCI:02:04:0"
Option "SWCursor" "On"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard2"
Driver "mga"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Matrox Millennium G200"
VideoRam 8192
BusID "PCI:02:08:0"
Option "SWCursor" "On"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen2"
Device "Videocard2"
Monitor "Monitor2"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection


Everything looks ok to me, but I still have no cursor on any monitor other than the primary, and an annoying black region where nothing is being drawn on the secondary.

Last edited by cynergysystems; 10-18-2004 at 11:59 AM.
 
  


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