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Old 06-03-2004, 07:16 AM   #1
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Mouse pointer distorted on XFree86 4.3 with Geforce FX 5200

Yeah, I know, it seems wierd that I use the example, but that's exactly my problem. The mouse shows just to the right of where it clicks. Any help would be appriciated...

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

Section "Module"
Load "record"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "xtrap"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "speedo"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize 300 230 # mm
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "GWY"
ModelName "FPD1530"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 50-70
ModeLine "1024x768/60Hz" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -HSync -VSync

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "UseFBDev" # [<bool>]
#Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
#Option "VideoKey" # <i>
#Option "FlatPanel" # [<bool>]
#Option "FPDither" # [<bool>]
#Option "CrtcNumber" # <i>
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Generic"
BoardName "nv"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"

Depth 16
Modes "1024x768/60Hz" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
Virtual 0 0

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768/60Hz" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0

Virtual 0 0

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse"

Option "Protocol" ""
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"

Section "ServerFlags"

Old 06-06-2004, 09:51 PM   #2
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OK, I'm not sure exactly how to fix your problem, but here is what I would do.

Firstly, you are not using Nvidia's driver, but the free version that came with your distro. Download it from and follow the instructions to install it. Don't forget to modify the XF86Config when you're done as per the instructions which will be installed at /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README

If that doesnt fix your problem, then try editing the XF86Config, and change the line
#Option "HWcursor" # [<bool>]
Option "HWCursor" "off"

This will make sure the cursor is rendered in software so you can isolate the problem to a driver configuration problem or something else.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by floyd; 06-06-2004 at 09:52 PM.


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