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Old 10-20-2003, 03:18 PM   #1
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The amazing vanishing mouse!

At the login screen, I've got a mouse arrow. When the GUI (RH9) pops up - no mouse, but it's there really because menus highlight as I move over them.

As soon as I open something, like OpenOffice, the arrow re-appears. Then as i'm using Linux, it keeps going and coming back...

Any ideas anyone?
Old 10-20-2003, 07:22 PM   #2
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I've got no idea, but you could try setting up X with different mouse settings and seeing if anything works any better. What type of mouse are you using?
Old 10-22-2003, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help but I actually fixed it by changing the screen res from 1600x1200 down to 1280x1024.

Thanks for the post all that same.
Old 10-22-2003, 06:36 PM   #4
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I may have see something similar error when I install XFree. I set the mouse type to auto and ok again


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