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    Noob, Mint 15 glitchy monitor


    Hi,

    My computer was recently taken out by a virus, so I took the oppertunity to make the long planned move to Linux. So far I could not be much happier!

    One small issue:

    I run a Dell XPS laptop that I plug into a 23" iiyama monior for watching movies, this has always worked fine for Windows.
    But when I try using the monitor now I get traces on the mouses pointer that stay on the screen for ages. I have tried fiddling with the display settings but I only cause more problems. It would be nice if I could have a seperate work space on each monitor, but if that is not possible then I would be happy having them both showing the same thing.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    On Mint 14 Mate Desktop (samsung RV10 Laptop) hooked up to my 60 inch TV to watch movies. I have no problem with the Mouse disappearing. You forgot to mention what Desktop you are running in Mint also.

    Also not sure what you followed for installing Mint so,

    The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

    Linux Mint Forums ? View topic - [SOLVED] Dell XPS 15 Touchpad Not Working

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    This sort of issue is often a video driver issue. Is your Dell using an Intel integrated GPU, an nVidia, or other, or both? Your answer will help me better advise you.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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