Subject: Re: cursor pinned to left of screen at moderate-to-high speeds (with xorg)
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/11/2005 01:18:32
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On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 03:23:01PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> 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=20
> move the mouse slowly, I can get anywhere; if I move it too rapidly=20
> (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=20
> 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,=20
> 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. =20

That's a known bug, I think it's fixed in their CVS.  At least I've seen
a patch somewhere that fixes it in their bug database.  It's worth
importing in pkgsrc I think.  I'll try finding it tomorrow.

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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