Cursor crazyness in 10.10
On Fri, 2010-12-17 at 09:34 -0700, Burton Samograd wrote:
> Basil Chupin <email@example.com> writes:
> > On 17/12/2010 07:14, Burton Samograd wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I installed 10.10 a couple of months ago and it seems to work pretty
> >> well except for one major annoyance. I use focus follows mouse in my
> >> window manager and occasionally (and often) moving the mouse cursor to
> >> another window (usually to a terminal from a firefox window) causes the
> >> cursor to start flashing very quickly between the I cursor and the
> >> default arrow. The keyboard also becomes somewhat non-responsive and I
> >> have to shake the mouse cursor around to stop the flashing from
> >> happening. Eventually it stops.
> >> At first I thought it might have been compiz so I switched to metacity
> >> but the problem still persists. No other changes have been made to my
> >> desktop other than switching window managers; it's a pretty conservative
> >> setup.
> >> Does anyone else have this problem or know of a solution?
> >> Thanks.
> > I had a similar but not same problem a while back. The solution may not
> > apply to you of course.
> > I have a cordless keyboard and mouse. Both started to play up -
> > especially the mouse. Took a bit of time to figure out what was causing
> > the hassle. The receiver station for the k/board and mouse had slipped
> > under and behind the LCD monitor and the signal was being corrupted by
> > the monitor. I pulled the receiver to the front of the monitor and
> > problem disappeared.
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm using wired periferals. I think this
> is some sort of software problem...
This might be totally off the wall, but if you can get into your bios,
disable support for your parallel and floppy support, that will free up
those IRQ's which might eliminate your keyboard and mouse from sharing
the same one... if your mouse is USB, disable legacy mouse support as
well. In the past that cleared up audio clipping for me. If might be
worth a shot, if you're trouble shooting with a shot gun. Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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