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Old 04-21-2004, 09:38 AM   #1
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Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Mariestad, Sweden.
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06 i686 SMP
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Mousepointer looks like crap in KDE3.1 on Slackware 9.1

I think I need a pointer as to how I could fix this..
I've installed Slackware 9.1 on my laptop and (to my big surprise) successfully recompiled the Kernel (2.4.22) to remove some stuff I didn't need.
Everything works just great, and i managed to get KDE 3.1 to run with no errors.
BUT after I configured X to use the correct drivers for my Videocard (Neomagic MagicGraph 128 ZV) and restarted X my mousepointer looks like a big sprite that has gone really bad. no arrow there, just a big blob.

Where do I begin to solve this? I can use the mouse and everything, but it looks like crap, and it's a little tricky to point where I want with that big ugly thing.

I tried searching google and this forum, but my problem is that I don't know enough about the system yet to have a good idea of what to search for.. =)

Anyone experienced this before?

And yeah, thanx to everyone here. I've been reading a lot of stuff here and I have to say that without you guys and gals I would have still been scared stiff to even put a Linux CD in my PC! =)

I just realized that the mousepointer is equally ugly in any window manager I run so it has nothing to do with KDE (At least I don't think it has)
Anyways, I solved the problem by running my videocard with the VESA driver, and since the card is so old and I don't need support for anything but SVGA I decided to stop hunting for a working solution with the "correct" driver.

Last edited by garath; 04-22-2004 at 02:22 AM.


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