Subject: cursor pinned to left of screen at moderate-to-high speeds (with
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 08/10/2005 15:23:01
Twice in recent weeks, I've experienced a weird phenomenon when running
under xorg. The cursor jumps to the left edge of the screen. If I
move the mouse slowly, I can get anywhere; if I move it too rapidly
(i.e., at normal speed), the cursor jumps back to the left.
It's not a hardware problem; one of the times this happened, I plugged
in a USB mouse and got the same behavior. It's happened twice thus far
on my laptop in the last 4-6 weeks; I've never seen this before,
including on my desktop machines which also run -current and xorg.
I have not found a fix short of exiting X and restarting it. Switching
to text consoles and back has not helped.
I'm running xorg 6.8.2 and twm with -current from about July 1.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb