(FIXED) Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2

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(FIXED) Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2

Postby thomasmc on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:40 pm

I'm set up to use the "latest" repo, and installed the Update Pack 2, in it's entirety, yesterday.

I'm happy to report that even though I let it update EVERYTHING, (I unpinned everything I had pinned), my proprietary ATI drivers still work fine, and I can now even boot to the latest kernel without problem, something I hadn't been able to do before.

But, I have noticed one small problem. Now, when I move my cursor to the bottom right corner area of the screen, it sticks for a second or two. It will come "unglued" if I wait, so it's not that big of a problem, just annoying.

Anyone have any ideas how to resolve this?
Last edited by thomasmc on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2 install

Postby bikrus on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:01 am

In XFCE with nvidia (proprietary) there is no such issue.
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Re: Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2 install

Postby thomasmc on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:57 pm

According to the ATI forum, this is a bug in the 64 bit Catalyst driver, and still hasn't been fixed.

I did search around, and found a temporary workaround. It's not pretty, for me the cursor now flickers a lot, and disapears when it isn't moving, but at least it doesn't get stuck in the corner anymore.

edit (as root) /etc/X11/xorg.conf
add this line to the Device section:

Option "SWcursor"

This causes the cursor to be drawn by software, instead of hardware, which is the default.

Hopefully the next release of the Catalyst software will fix this.
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(FIXED) Minor cursor issue with ATI driver

Postby thomasmc on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:14 pm

I just found there is a new version of the Catalyst driver on the ATI site. I downloaded it, and it fixes the "stuck cursor" problem.
You can find the driver @ http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/l ... ng=English
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