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Old 05-27-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
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Choppy Mouse Movements

Let me start off with.. I'm a n00b.

Next.. I have Redhat 9.0 installed, I put on less than a week ago. ran all updates through the redhat network, and all was working well. 1Ghz Duron, 256meg RAM, ATI Mach 64, PS/2 Mouse, nothing really intensive on the machine.. 2 users at a time max.

I changed the resolution the other day to 1280x1024 (19" monitor here) and then it started getting all choppy mouse movements.. Could not even click some things, rather unresponsive. The keyboard however worked quite well.

Changed it back to 1024x768 same.

Backed up Xf86 config file, and hacked away at the original. Corrupted it, no big deal, Redhat fixed it. No more choppy behavoir for atleast 8 hrs (3hrs of true work being done between SSH client and actively at the machine)..

Choppiness is back all of sudden.

Any suggestions?
Old 05-29-2003, 03:51 AM   #2
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In your XF86Config file, under the video device, the card itself, do you have an option for hardware cursor? You might want to turn that off, it might knock it out. Even if its not in there you might want to add in the line:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "MATROX CARD 1"
        Driver      "mga"
        VendorName  "Matrox Graphics, Inc."
        BoardName   "MGA G550 AGP"
        Option      "hw cursor" "off"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
Technically its slower, eating a little processor time that you won't notice much unless maybe in gaming, but it should get rid of that kind of problem.

Also, check to see that RH guessed your Mouse Protocol right, if its not just vanilla "PS/2" you might want to change it to that.


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