Bug 25352

Summary: [R300] [KMS] Mouse becomes invisible after mode switch
Product: xorg Reporter: Jussi Saarinen <jussaar>
Component: Driver/RadeonAssignee: xf86-video-ati maintainers <xorg-driver-ati>
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium Keywords: regression
Version: 7.5 (2009.10)   
Hardware: x86 (IA32)   
OS: Linux (All)   
i915 platform: i915 features:
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Description Jussi Saarinen 2009-11-29 16:01:36 UTC
Immediately after successfully booting up my computer and logging in in GDM, everything works OK. However, if I switch display modes, mouse cursor becomes invisible. Things still get highlighted when I move mouse cursor over them, but the cursor itself is nowhere to be seen.

Cursor becomes visible again if I do one of the following things:
1) Switch VT to console and back to X.
2) Press CTRL+C on any terminal window.
3) Switch to root user (i.e. "su -") on any terminal window.

Workaround: Disable KMS.

Other possibly useful information:

No xorg.conf-file.


Motherboard: Epox 8RDA+
Chipset: nForce2
Processor: Athlon XP 2600+
Display adapter: ATI Radeon 9800 PRO (R350)
Display: HP Pavilion f1904 (TFT, 19", 1280x1024)

Distribution: ArchLinux (rolling release, up to date)

Installed packages:
xf86-video-ati: 6.12.99.git20091014-1
xf86-input-evdev: 2.3.1-1
libdrm: 2.4.15-1
mesa: 7.6-2
ati-dri: 7.6-2
libgl: 7.6-2
Comment 1 Jussi Saarinen 2009-11-29 16:02:02 UTC
Created attachment 31564 [details]
Xorg log
Comment 2 Jussi Saarinen 2009-11-29 16:02:25 UTC
Created attachment 31565 [details]
dmesg log
Comment 3 Jussi Saarinen 2009-11-29 16:03:14 UTC
Created attachment 31566 [details]
lspci output

Output of "lspci -vvnn".
Comment 4 Alex Deucher 2010-10-19 18:48:35 UTC
Is this still an issue with a newer kernel?
Comment 5 Jussi Saarinen 2010-10-27 12:23:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Is this still an issue with a newer kernel?

I cannot say. I no longer have the hardware in question (the machine broke down last december).

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