Current rawhide -- X cursor is getting stuck

Miles Lane miles.lane at
Tue Aug 29 19:20:37 UTC 2006

On 8/29/06, Kevin DeKorte <kdekorte at> wrote:
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> Miles Lane wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Today I am seeing a very weird behavior in Xorg.  My cursor is getting
> > stuck at the top of the display.  It will move side to side, but not up
> > and down.  Oddly, the pointer functionality is working.  That is, when I
> > move the mouse, I can see UI elements getting highlighted when the
> > pointer passes over them, but the visable cursor remains at the top of
> > the screen.
> >
> Does adding the following to the Device section of xorg.conf change
> anything?
>  Option "SWCursor" "true"

Rats.  Spoke to soon.  The lockup just happened again.  It seems to
be an intermittent problem (my favorite).  The cursor got stuck after
working correctly for a while.  Then, after mouse-clicking for a bit,
the mouse got unstuck!  Now I will try your suggestion, Kevin,
and let you know whether it helps.


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