disappearing mouse cursor

Discussion in 'Mac and Linux' started by wheeledgoat, June 21, 2013.

  1. kention

    kention New Member

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    Some games manage to pull off cursor replacement on linux (even in windowed mode) without issues (e.g. Dota2, IIRC).
  2. rooly

    rooly New Member

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    I identified a possible cause for this issue in my 'backbuffer fighting' thread where the cursor replacement is not rendered by the GL context but instead the X server. How the cursor texture is loaded into shared memory by the gpu is probably what is causing problems.

    see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw7FpzbalF8

    This mis-feature is why compositing is 'required'. Every other game ever replaces the mouse cursor only inside the window, not outside at all.
  3. kexD

    kexD New Member

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    So, do we have any way of fixing that issue in compiz? Also, has anyone tried running PA in separate xsession?
  4. SXX

    SXX Post Master General

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    It's really important find, thank for this research. ;)
    I actually seen how cursor working, but never think that is PA specifics. :)

    I remember neutrino post on backers forum: :D
    viewtopic.php?p=748114#p748114
  5. kexD

    kexD New Member

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    So can we expected that to be fixed someday? ;)
  6. SXX

    SXX Post Master General

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    You asking me about that like I'm developer. :D
  7. rkfg

    rkfg Member

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    Seems to be fixed in the latest build.
    ch4m3l30n likes this.
  8. rooly

    rooly New Member

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    yup, it was an issue with >64x64 mouse cursors on proprietary drivers. All better ;)
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