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ByteMonkey

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Funky Cursor! Please Help!
« on: August 27, 2008, 08:46:32 am »
I'm a newbie with Vector Linux, so I am hoping that someone will let me know what I have done wrong.

So far everything loads right. My problem is when in Firefox or Fluxbox, the mouse cursor changes to what looks like a broken image. This also happens to me when I hover a PDF in Acrobat Reader.

Is this something that I can fix easily or should I just reinstall the whole VL 5.9?

Please Help!

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lagagnon

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Re: Funky Cursor! Please Help!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 12:18:16 pm »
Strange, never heard or seen that before. Can you send us a picture of what you mean? Have you done any upgrades of any sort?
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Re: Funky Cursor! Please Help!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 05:15:58 pm »
Thanks for replying. I finally figured out what was wrong. It turned out that Adobe Reader was trying to use a hardware based cursor which I think my laptop does not support. 

I added the following line in the monitor section of xorg.conf file:

Option "SWcursor"

This made the program dependent on the software cursor. Although it uses more resources, it fixed my problem and has made the application usuable.

I had to think outside the Vector box and looked in other Linux forums to find the solution to my problem. I found this solution in the Ubuntu forums. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=38048

 

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Re: Funky Cursor! Please Help!
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 10:14:01 pm »
Way to work the google foo! ;D
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Re: Funky Cursor! Please Help!
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 03:34:41 am »
Hi stretchedthin and welcome to VL.

If you want, you can 'say hello' to adobe in http://dearadobe.com/ . Look the top 100 gripes! some are great