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Author Topic: mouse pointer turns black after game  (Read 2128 times)

nubcnubdo

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mouse pointer turns black after game
« on: June 11, 2007, 08:36:06 pm »

Sometimes, I am demonstrating VL 5.8 Std to a client, and after I show Frozen Bubble, or maybe Xine or VLC playing a DVD, afterwards, the mouse loses all color and is totally black, reminiscent of an infected Windows system.  I can restore the original appearance of the mouse by logging out and back in, but the client wouldn't be favorably impressed if I did that, so I try to ignore it. Is there a quick way to restore the mouse's appearance?
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lagagnon

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Re: mouse pointer turns black after game
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 07:01:33 am »

Could be a weird xfce bug, but never seen it myself. You might want to check your ~/.xsession-errors file and see if there is anything in there to give you a clue, and failing that look at your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. Best also to check the xfce forum to see if it has been reported by anyone else.
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nubcnubdo

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Re: mouse pointer turns black after game
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 08:37:41 am »

What I really need is a "Refresh Desktop" option when I right-click Desktop.
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lagagnon

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Re: mouse pointer turns black after game
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 01:41:51 pm »

Why don't you set a keyboard shortcut to: "xfdesktop --reload" ?
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bigpaws

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Re: mouse pointer turns black after game
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007, 05:54:06 am »

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What I really need is a "Refresh Desktop" option when I right-click Desktop

IMHO that is not the best solution, look at your logs X or XFCE is failing somewhere.
When the problem is fixed there is no need for a work around. Setting up
refresh desktop just to shadow a problem is a windows approach, forget the
problem kludge a work around.

The way this works is there is the X server, then the WM/DE that sits on top
of that. The core, mouse,screen and keyboard are from the X server not the
WM/DE. To the basics of it all everything from the GUI runs as a command.
The other way to test something is to run the command from CLI and
watch the output or pipe it to a file.

Bigpaws
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nubcnubdo

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Re: mouse pointer turns black after game
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007, 07:13:04 am »

Probably has to do with color inversions when mouse changes from pointer to "I" cursor or to black skull (Ctrl+Alt+Esc). Probably involves installing a better ATI driver.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2007, 08:09:04 am by nubcnubdo »
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