mouse and resolution problems in fedora 7

Rick Stevens rstevens at
Wed Jun 6 17:53:16 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 11:32 +0530, vikrant sista wrote:
> My mouse pointed is missing. The mouse is working but…in the sense I
> can see folders getting highlighted and even open when I double click
> …but the pointer is not seen …also how do I increase resolution in
> f7.There is no option of 1280-1024 in screen resolutions.. 

For the first problem, some nVidia chipsets have a glitch in mouse
rendering.  Insert the following line in the "Device" section
of /etc/X11/xorg.conf that describes your video driver:

	Option "HWCursor" "off"


	Section "Device"
	        Identifier  "Videocard0"
	        Driver      "nv"
	        Option      "HWCursor" "off"

As to the resolution, you have to make sure your monitor can handle it,
make sure the horizontal and vertical refresh rates are set properly and
have the "Modes" line in the 'Section "Screen"' contains the mode you
want. system-config-display should be able to set it up.

If not, then you may have to hand edit the config file.  I have to with
my Planar PE1900 display as the config tools create a monitor section
with horizontal and vertical refresh rates that are outside the
monitor's capability.

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