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Re: X - no mouse/pointer

Jamie Bohr wrote:
I got a new mother board (ASUS M2NBP) and was eager to get Fedora 8
x64 working on it ... the install went great but ....

During the boot up process I have a mouse, works great.  However, when
X starts the mouse goes away.

Here is my xorg.conf file (I had to add the mouse configuration lines):

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"             # I added this line
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us+inet"

Section "InputDevice"            # I added this section

    # generated from default
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nv"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
############### end of xorg.file #############

It seems as though the X configuration tool is not seeing the mouse.
When I switch to run level 4 the console mouse works as expected.    I
get the same results with a PS2 mouse.  I've googled and googled but
after several hours I have found nothing that will help.   I am hoping
someone on this list can point me in the right direction.

Here is my :0.log file:

X Window System Version 1.3.0
Release Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
Build Operating System: Fedora 8 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux nemesis #1 SMP Fri Dec
7 15:49:36 EST 2007 x86_64
Build Date: 13 December 2007
Build ID: xorg-x11-server
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Dec 31 22:25:45 2007
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(II) Module already built-in
(II) Module already built-in
(II) Module already built-in

I have the latest updates installed, the based install (no updates)
had the same issue.

It might be that your mouse is having problems showing. You could try adding
Option      "HWCursor" "off"
to the xorg.conf file device section.

I thought this problem was happening on NVidia binary drivers. It could also be happening with the X provided one.


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