right-arrow mouse pointer

right-arrow mouse pointer

Post by Stefan Mirce » Sat, 07 Jun 2003 10:30:14

When I start X (kde) with startx command, I can see a left-arrow mouse
pointer briefly and while KDE's splash screen is displayed, the cursor
changes to an ugly right-arrow mouse pointer.

Any ideas on where to look for changing this?

I would like to only have the initial left-arrow mouse pointer. I searched
in almost all of the init files for xsetroot, left_ptr and right_ptr terms
but could not find anything. I am afraid it is a system-wide setting
somewhere (not sure it is located in /etc) and I've no idea on where to look
for. Any help would be greately appreciated.



1. mouse pointer offset to the right

Can anyone help me solve this problem?

My system sometimes goes into a state where I have to click ~40 pixels
to the right of the widget I actually want to click on. For
instance, if there's a radio button I want to click on, I have
to move the mouse cursor so that it appears on the screen a little
bit to the right of the radio button. The radio button will be
highlighted as if the mouse cursor was hovering over it, even
though the arrow isn't being displayed on top of it. My system
is fine after I boot up, but some time later, it may go into this
mode, and I have to reboot. Sometimes I'll have a couple of days
worth of uptime before it happens.

I've described this to a couple of people, and their reaction
has been that it might be a problem with my mouse. Well, if you
think about it, it can't be a hardware problem. A mouse isn't
a device like a joystick or a drawing tablet that has an
absolute calibration in space. The software is
simultaneously believing two contradictory things about the
position of the mouse, so it's clearly a software thing. I also
think it's probably an X Windows problem, because it happens
regardless of whether I boot into KDE or GNOME.

Has anyone encountered anything like this? Can anyone suggest a fix?
I'm running kernel 2.4.18, and this started happening right after
I installed Mandrake. I haven't done anything to my X configuration.

Thanks in advance for any help! If replying off-list, please send
e-mail to crowel02 at lightandmatter.limabeans.com, omitting the
part nobody likes.

Here's the poiner section from my XF86Config file:

# **********************************************************************
# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol    "PS/2"
    Device      "/dev/psaux"
    Emulate3Timeout    50

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    ChordMiddle


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