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lupusarcanus 02-28-2010 12:34 AM

A strange Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala/Firefox 3.5 cursor oddity/bug...?
 
Hello. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with Firefox 3.5.8 and the Synaptic touch pad driver for laptops. The problem occurs no matter if I choose to reinstall Firefox or the driver, a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10, or a combination of them.

As I browse through Firefox, on no certain, but continually occurring occasion my mouse cursor distorts as I hover over links.

The distortion look as if the cursor is rapidly alternating between its normal state and the link hovering state. The thing is, this happens so rapidly it can become distracting and even downright maddening, as it sometimes doesn't click the link. The best term for the oddity is: it freaks out; it goes crazy.

This has happened on various themes and preference settings, so it apparently has nothing to do with that.

It does not happen anywhere else apart from Firefox, as far as I know.

I think this is a generic Ubuntu-Firefox bug, but I have not been able to retrieve a solution.

Any & all help will be appreciated.

amani 02-28-2010 10:28 AM

First duplicate the problem with a new mouse.

amani 02-28-2010 10:31 AM

Also see /etc/log/xorg.. for anything different.

It may not be due to the touchpad. Use Debug mode ... gdb


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