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    Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    Using Slack 8.1 with X from CVS, gnome 1.4 (whatever ships with slack 8.1). When my monitor goes to "sleep" and blackscreens, when I come back, there is a trace of the mouse left on the desktop somewhere. At the moment, is is that big fat X cursor, sitting smack in the middle of my screen. Changing to a VT and back to X has no effect - only way to get rid of it is to either kill X and restart, or let the screen go black again and hope the ghost shows up somewhere less noticable.

    Any ideas?

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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    * bump *

    C'mon, no ideas?

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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    hello,
    i guess i will take a stab at this - 1st -is this a laptop?
    next - does this show up using other window managers?
    next! is the power saving coming from using xfree86 options (option dpms in the moniter section) or xset +dpms ?

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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    No, this is a desktop. No DPMS section in X config, and no DPMS via xset.


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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    I dont recall the specifics, but there was somethingt about GPM and some device drivers for X a bit back. I dont know if this was ever resolved, but try killing off gpm and see if that helps.

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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    I hate gpm, so I didn't even install it....

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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    Does your wm have a refresh option? (I know that's no solution, but it might be slightly less annoying)

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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    ph34r -- for shits and giggles, what vid card do ya have? Perhaps its the card, not Linux.

    And for the DPMS impaired, how exactly would I go about setting up DPMS on my system so I could duplicate (if possible even) the error? I never liked DPMS hence my non-setup (hey, its got PMS in the name -- all men should fear that).

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    Re:Annoying mouse "ghosts" in X

    The machine is a Dell GX260 with the Intel 845G/GL card. I had to compile X from cvs source to get it working "properly" - but now that Slack -current has updated to a recent CVS X 4.2.x, I may put those packages in if it will help.


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