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Hello, everyone. A day or two ago, I noticed an odd behavior in KDE 3.1.3.
When I hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple items, my mouse pointer
"teleports" after the first couple of selections: I'll select something,
and my pointer will suddenly appear in another, seemingly random part of
the screen. Quite annoying, and makes for incorrect selections if I am not
The behavior has survived restarts of KDE and my X server, as well as
outright reboots of the machine.
This has only been a problem for a couple of days; I've been running this
installation of KDE since late December 2003. To my recollection, I
haven't upgraded/reconfigured/installed/etc. anything related to KDE or X
which might account for the glitch. Come to think of it, I haven't
upgraded/reconfigured/installed/etc. anything related to KDE or X in quite
I'm running Mandrake 9.2, kernel 2.4.22-10mdk. Again, it's KDE 3.1.3
Are there video drivers available for your video card? Problems with the pointer are normally video card driver issues. You might also check your XF86Config for options for your video card, you might even see one that says "disable this option to correct problems with cursor"
There doesn't seem to be anything explicitly related to cursor problems. Here's my graphics board entry; it's accurate as far as I know (that is, it matches the machine's manual). I've never gone beyond my machine's stock, onboard graphics: