Flickering cursor and associated nuisance
I am running Mandriva 2007 on a Compaq Presario 2184 notebook. I have a wierd problem, which is turning out to be major nuisance. Here are the symptoms:
1. (less severe) When I open the start menu in KDE, the selection keeps flickering onto the first option (the most used appication), so its virtually impossible to select anything with the mouse cursor (it's a Synaptics touchpad, by the way)
2. (more severe) Firefox 'freezes' consistently, until I (i) click on a text bar, such as the location or the search bar, and (ii) enter some text. When I click on the text bar, the cursor flickers rapidly, until text is entered. This is really painful while using Firefox in KDE.
3. (least severe) In some other applications, when something is elected, there's the constant flickering
I've noticed that these symptoms are most pronounced in KDE, but *almost* dissapear when I'm using ICEWM. Also, ever since the problem appeared, KDE (and less frequently, ICEWM) hangs much more often (coincidence? or some process running in background?).
I'd appreciate any help in this regard, and thanks in advance.