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Old 03-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
botia
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Kubuntu kursor madness


Hi everyone,
I'm a little new with linux, so excuse my ignorance.
I'm running Kubuntu, which seems nice after using SuSe for a while, with a somewhat familiar (Windows like ) desktop system.

I had a little problems getting my dual screen system to work correctly, but the main thing is, that I got it to work, unlike in Suse, where the result of my best attempts was a 2000 pixel wide desktop drawn on single display.

At first I had problems with kubuntu as well, such as the 640x480 basic resolution, which drew the buttons of most dialogs outside the screen but after installing the Ati proprietary Linux driver, i got a decent resolution at first. Upon changing the screen orientation to 1left of 2 through the kubuntu control panel, the 640 resolution returned. I then changed the types of my monitors to the correct types and got good resolutions again. The problem was, that the desktop was 2000 pixel wide on the first screen, and required some scrolling. I solved the problem by removing all listed modes from xorg.conf above the one I wanted (1280x1024) and got what I wanted.

Upon changing the screen types on the kubuntu control panel, I noticed a strange problem, the cursor went all messed up when it was moved on the second (left) screen, it works and all, but I'd still like the regular cursor better. The cursor turns into a box approximately 60-70 pixels in each direction, and it's color seems to have something to do with the contents of the right screen (IOW it's blue when the second screen is blue, there are black lines if there is text and so on)

I'm presuming this has something to do with my xorg.conf file, I'll paste it here - save for the comments at the top -, for you to study.

I thank in advance, anyone with the will and wits to help me.



Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
screen 1 "aticonfig-Screen[1]" leftof "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
load "glx"
load "GLcore"
load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
option "CoreKeyboard"
option "XkbRules" "xorg"
option "XkbModel" "pc105"
option "XkbLayout" "fi"
option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
option "CorePointer"
option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Identifier "stylus"
Driver "wacom"
option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
option "Type" "stylus"
option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Identifier "eraser"
Driver "wacom"
option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
option "Type" "eraser"
option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Identifier "cursor"
Driver "wacom"
option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
option "Type" "cursor"
option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
VendorName "Plug 'n' Play"
ModelName "Plug 'n' Play"
Gamma 1
modeline "1280x1024" 167.97 1280 1368 1576 1952 1024 1024 1027 1075
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug 'n' Play"
ModelName "Plug 'n' Play"
Gamma 1
modeline "1280x1024" 167.97 1280 1368 1576 1952 1024 1024 1027 1075
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
identifier "monitor2"
vendorname "Plug 'n' Play"
modelname "Plug 'n' Play"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
vendorname "Nokia"
modelname "Nokia 446Xpro"
HorizSync 30.0-107.0
VertRefresh 50.0-150.0
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@85" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@85" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@85" 94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@43" 44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 776 817 +hsync interlace +vsync
modeline "1152x864@75" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1152x768@54" 64.995 1152 1178 1314 1472 768 771 777 806 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x854" 80.0 1280 1309 1460 1636 854 857 864 896 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@75" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x960@85" 148.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 960 961 964 1011 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@85" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[1]"
vendorname "Sony"
modelname "Sony CPD-17SF2"
HorizSync 31.0-65.0
VertRefresh 50.0-120.0
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@85" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@85" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@43" 44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 776 817 +hsync interlace +vsync
modeline "1152x768@54" 64.995 1152 1178 1314 1472 768 771 777 806 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x854" 80.0 1280 1309 1460 1636 854 857 864 896 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AR [Radeon 9600 XT]"
Driver "ati"
BoardName "ati"
option "MergedFB" "on"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"

#
Identifier "device1"
Driver "ati"
BoardName "ati"
option "MergedFB" "on"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Device"
identifier "device2"
boardname "VESA driver (generic)"
busid "PCI:1:0:1"
driver "vesa"
screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
boardname "ati"
busid "PCI:1:0:0"
driver "fglrx"
screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
identifier "aticonfig-Device[1]"
boardname "ati"
busid "PCI:1:0:0"
driver "fglrx"
screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV350 AR [Radeon 9600 XT]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "640x480@60" "1280x1024@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"

#
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "640x480@60" "1280x1024@80"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"

#
Identifier "screen2"
Device "device2"
Monitor "monitor2"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
depth 24
modes "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
depth 24
modes "1400x1050@75" "1600x1200@65" "1400x1050@60" "1600x1200@60" "1280x960@75" "1600x1200@75" "1280x1024@60" "1600x1200@70" "1280x1024@85" "1600x1200@85" "1152x864@75" "1024x768@43" "1024x768@60" "1024x768@70" "1024x768@75" "1024x768@85" "832x624@75" "800x600@60" "800x600@85" "800x600@75" "800x600@72" "800x600@56" "640x480@85" "640x480@75" "640x480@72" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[1]"
Device "aticonfig-Device[1]"
Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[1]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
depth 24
modes "1280x1024@60" "1400x1050@60" "1280x960@60" "1280x854" "1152x768@54" "1024x768@43" "1024x768@60" "1024x768@70" "1024x768@75" "832x624@75" "800x600@60" "800x600@85" "800x600@75" "800x600@72" "800x600@56" "640x480@85" "640x480@75" "640x480@72" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 03-08-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
botia
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Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I am pleased to inform, that I in fact corrected the problem with my extensive Linux leetism (trutfully, I stumbled around xorg.conf and accidentally fixed it).
The problam lie in the screen resolutions, they were, unlike my intention, in fact different, the 1. screen was using 1440 something resolution. When I removed the rest of the 14xx resolutions from the file, I got a decent 1280x1024 on both screens and the cursor problem fixed itself.

One problem remains though, the screen framerate seems dreadfully slow on anything more complex... Or just dreadfully slow no matter what I do, is there any guru who might assist me in this matter?
 
  


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