Xorg+24-bit depth+ Nvidia driver = No mouse cursor
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When I launch the X server in 24-bit mode with the Nvidia drivers (tried both 71.76 and 76.76 version), my screen is garbled and it seems like they are overlapping.
When I launch the X server in 16-bit mode with the Nvidia drivers (both the 71.76 and 76.76), my screen is fine and dandy, BUT, the is mouse cursor icon is invisible. I can "see" my mouse moving around because the icons and KDE taskbar are highlighting up and the little mini-icon is bouncing around the invisible mouse cursor.
I've tried 24-bit with all different resolutions. 1280x1024, 1024x768, 800x600... they all turn the screen garbled. So the 24-bit thing doesn't work with any resolution.
Samsung Syncmaster 930B (analog cable)
So does anybody have any ideas on what is going on? Do you think it would make a difference if I got a DVI cable?
This problem has plagued me with different distros. Mandriva 2006RC2, Kubuntu, Debian, and now SuSE 9.3.
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
I fixed my problem! Hope this helps other people.
Turns out that in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, I had to change my video driver from "nv" to "nvidia" and give the BoardName "GeForce 6600GT". I guess running /etc/X11/xorgconfig and selecting "Nvidia GeForce" points it to the wrong driver ("nv") rather than "nvidia", the correct one. Once I made those changes, the Nvidia logo appeared and I am now able to see my mouse cursor AND boot in 24-bit depth mode.