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Old 12-09-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
runaway
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Question no mouse pointer on 2nd screen


I just installed SuSE 9.0 with XFree86 4.3 on my laptop. I configured XFree in clone mode so I can use my external monitor as well as my laptop display. It works fine but there is no mouse pointer on the external screen. That means, I can do everything when I estimate the position of my cursor. But it is very hard to work with an invisble mouse T

The laptop is equipped with an ATI Mobile Radeon (Radeon LY) and XFree is configured with 2 separate video cards. If only one radeon is installed, the external monitor shows the pricture from the laptop display like a virtual screen but with hardware-resolution ~640x480/60 Hz.

Can anybody help me?

Thx
 
Old 09-18-2004, 08:09 AM   #2
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I have the same problems.....

SuSe 9 gives me no mouse pointer on the connected monitor to my laptop
Fedora gives me no external display to my connected monitor
Mandrake also gives me no output to my connected display

I have a nVidia FX Go5350 card inside my laptop..........

Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris
 
Old 10-23-2004, 04:36 AM   #3
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I have installed SuSE 9.1 on a Packard Bell EasyNote laptop. After connecting an external monitor to the laptop, i had the same problem, no mouse pointer on the connected monitor. I solved it by adding the "HWCursor" option in the "Device" section (see below). I hope this works for you.


Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce FX Go5100"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nv"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
Option "HWCursor" "off"
EndSection

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