Bug#380171: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Mouse pointer messed up on second head

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 06:20:24 PDT 2007

On 7/1/07, Marc F. Clemente <marc at mclemente.net> wrote:
> Brice Goglin wrote:
> > Marc F. Clemente wrote:
> >> With the above configuration, things work ok.  If I remove the Option
> >> "SWCursor" "on" line, the mouse pointer on the second head gets
> >> "messed up."  Then, if I switch the second head to 1280x1024 instead
> >> of 1920x1200 it works again.  Go figure...
> >
> > Which xserver-xorg-video-ati are you using? If 6.6.3, could you try
> > 6.6.192 currently in experimental? If it still doesn't work, please send
> > the whole output of
> >     /usr/share/bug/xserver-xorg/script 3>&1
> I was running version 1:6.6.3-2.  I tried 6.6.192-1, and it was a
> miserable failure.  I could not get it to go in dual-head mode.  I just
> went into clone mode where the two panels display the same thing (there
> was a bug about this a few years ago).  If I move the mouse form the
> primary display to the secondary display then X crashes.

zaphod mode ("classic" dualhead) is currently busted in radeon master.
 If you want dualhead you'll need to use the old driver or use


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