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Old 04-09-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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Crazy mouse trails


Not sure if anyone else had this problem before but my X windows run perfectly excpet my Mouse which leaves a trail wherever it goes. I'm not even sure where to start to fix this problem. Can anyone point me into any direction to try to fix this or had a similiar problem? when i move a slected window you can see the 100s of points on the window and when i minamize and maximize its gone. But everywhere the mouse goes it leaves an annoying trail.

I though it might be ATI drive i'm using, but i haven't seen any errors, and glxgears -info show the no errors...
 
Old 04-10-2003, 09:36 PM   #2
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shameless BUMP to the first page =T
 
Old 04-10-2003, 09:41 PM   #3
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Which ATI card are you using?
You need to understand that some
of us are getting tired in requesting
information that should come "naturally" ;)



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Old 04-11-2003, 08:52 AM   #4
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-Install Slackware / recompiled kernel for pentium 4 and turned off DRI and ATI drivers that came with XFREE86, install FIREGL 8800 driver for my ati radeon8500 and setup X.
Setting used for Mouse is
driver "mouse"
protocal "ImPS/2"
device "/dev/input/mice"
"ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
"Emulate3Buttons" "no"

- My mouse is a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer connect by a USB
- Tested if glxgear - info and it working at fast acceleration with no errors given.
- Everything fuctions properly in X windows expect for the mouse leaving taces of the pointer or making a small square box.

I have a pentium 4 1.7GHZ
512 RDRAM
ATI 8500
SoundBlaster Live 5.1

Not quite sure what other information i might be missing, but any help will be appreciated
 
Old 04-11-2003, 09:12 AM   #5
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This is what i did to compile the kernel -
- make clean,
- make mrproper,
- make menuconfig,
- then loaded the old config..switched setting for pentium 4, and disabled DRI and ATI driver that came with XFREE
- SAVE and exti menuconfig

cp .config /usr/src/config.2.4.20.2003april04 - to back up
make dep
make modules
make modules_install
cp System.map /boot/System.map.03april
cd arh/i386/boot
cp bzimage /boot/bzImage.03april
cd /boot
rm bzImage System.map
ln -sf bzImage.03paril bzImage
ln -sf System.map.03april System.map
lilo

then i downloaded the ATI driver from http://www.schneider-digital.de/html...nload_ati.html

followed necessary instructions - converting rpm to tgz, uncompressing it, the copying the file from /usr /opt /lib to its repective directlory from /

Then cd to /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and do a ./make.sh.
Then cd to /lib/modules/fglrx and do a ./make_install.sh.
everything went well - then modprobe agpgart and fglrx and fglrxconfig, then startx.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 11:39 PM   #6
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BTW, i did make bzimage, just forgot to type it in before...oh yeah another BUMP to the first page, 2 more bump like this and i'll stop and kill my atempt
 
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Hi Hugo ...

Not sure whether this is an issue of some kind or
not, but did you look into the settings for
hardware vs software cursors for your card?

Cheers,
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Old 04-14-2003, 06:40 PM   #8
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Wow, that sounds alittle more complex then i would like to get into at this stage of my linux experience, but if you can elaborate alittle on the subject and can advice me on any link where i can read up on it, i would really appreicate it. Thanks for the reply.
 
  


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