Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Penguin land, with apple, no gates
Distribution: Debian testing woody(32) sarge etch lenny squeeze(+64) wheezy jessie stretch
Posts: 1,480

Rep: Reputation: 86
Is anybody using Xdmx successfully with mouse pointer?


I have a trouble with mouse cursor under Xdmx. Xdmx kinks in but the mouse cursor does not go out of host window.

Several Debian wheezy Penguins. Every Penguin has own screen.

Current investigation
Several threads, under archilinux Debian, report similar situation.

Is anybody using Xdmx successfully with mouse pointer? (as the title reads.)

Closing remark
Thanks in advance.
Old 12-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 108

Rep: Reputation: 36
Hi I know this is out of the blue. I have been trying to set this up under slackware version 14.0 on two identical -- but old -- boxes. I was having the same problem, the mouse pointer would jiggle around in the margin of the second screen but never make it into the interior. It worked fine on the first screen though.

I noticed on a few howtos based on Debian and Ubuntu that they recommended getting hold of slightly older Debian etch packages since current versions of xdmx "didn't work", e.g.

So I actually downgraded to Slackware 13.37 and sure enough the problem went away. I guess there is just some problem in recent versions of xdmx. If you haven't already done so I would recommend trying the etch package: this is still an open problem that is!!



mouse cursor, mouse pointer, xdmx

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
[SOLVED] Mouse pointer starts trembling without provocation n stops only when mouse is shaken! TheIndependentAquarius Linux - Newbie 15 12-03-2010 04:51 AM
mouse pointer moves up upon any mouse action in slackware 10.2 XavierKing Linux - General 2 07-20-2006 04:36 PM
disconnect USB mouse data from the mouse pointer Yeronimo Programming 0 04-07-2005 04:26 AM
Erratic mouse pointer with wireless USB mouse jomax Fedora 0 01-04-2005 04:38 AM
The you have a Mouse Pointer Problem(mouse stick top left)here is the solution. dr4ven Linux - Hardware 0 05-25-2003 06:53 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 PM.

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