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Mouse cursor sporadically jumping to (0,0) position

Postby Nox Metus on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64 installed in virtualbox. Mouse driver obviously sporadically reports pointer position (0,0), since sometimes I see this
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even if the mouse cursor is in the middle of the screen. Clean installation, changing virtualbox guest drivers, nothing helps. I can reassign the hotspot for changing workspaces to another corner of course, but it doesn't solve the problem. For example, if I select a text with the left button held down, the cursor frequently dashes to the upper left corner, scrolling up and selecting helluva of text I don't need.

I checked Linux Mint 14 MATE x64. Everything works fine there with the same configuration of the virtual machine.
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Re: Mouse pointer sporadically goes to (0,0) position

Postby Nox Metus on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:23 pm

I tried an experiment. I installed MATE version, then made "apt-get install cinnamon". I logged in into Cinnamon session and observed the aforementioned problem. I rebooted and logged in into MATE session, there is no problem. There is something wrong in Cinnamon.
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Re: Mouse pointer sporadically goes to (0,0) position

Postby Nox Metus on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:02 pm

I found this: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54353

It seems like an X.Org bug. The workaround is:
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$ xinput set-prop "VirtualBox mouse integration" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 0.5 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 1.0
$ xinput set-prop "VirtualBox mouse integration" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 1.0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1.0
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Re: Mouse cursor sporadically jumping to (0,0) position

Postby Halek on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:28 am

Problem Solved.
Thank you !

Edit: Anyone knows how to persist this settings ?
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Re: Mouse cursor sporadically jumping to (0,0) position

Postby honzee on Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:07 am

Hi,
update package xserver-xorg-core to the newest version 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1 (see bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1041063)
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Re: Mouse cursor sporadically jumping to (0,0) position

Postby dump on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:10 pm

honzee wrote:Hi,
update package xserver-xorg-core to the newest version 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1 (see bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1041063)


The workaround above works, but my xserver-xorg-core is already at 2:1.13.0 and I'm still having the problem. I don't think the bug's been fixed in this version.
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Re: Mouse cursor sporadically jumping to (0,0) position

Postby honzee on Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:16 pm

Well, in my case (Mint 14 x64 Cinnamon in newest VirtualBox on Win7 x64) it 100% helped, no more problems...
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