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Hi, I just installed Slackware 12. I used xorgsetup to fix a different problem that I was having, which it fixed. However; afterwards I had a new one. It seems ...
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    Hi, I just installed Slackware 12. I used xorgsetup to fix a different problem that I was having, which it fixed. However; afterwards I had a new one. It seems whenever my cursor hits the right side of the screen it disappears. XFCE dose not seem to work, so I have to kill X and start it again.

    It seems to only happen when it reaches the right side. I can hit the top, bottom, and the left and nothing happens at all. I appreciate your help. As you can imagine it's very irritating having to restart X every time I bump my mouse. Being that I'm a newbie to Linux, I can't do much without it.

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    Post please the xorg.conf , i'm asking you to do because i want to see wish protocol you are using . but for the instance you can have a look to th input device.

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection

    I'm interested about this section, make sure that you have it and you have the Protocol auto, this is a problem always with Slackware since Slack doesn't contains two much tools to configure X.

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    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    	Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    	RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "glx"
    	Load  "extmod"
    	Load  "xtrap"
    	Load  "record"
    	Load  "GLcore"
    	Load  "dbe"
    	Load  "dri"
    	Load  "freetype"
    	Load  "type1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	Option       "XkbModel"  "pc101"
    	Option       "XkbLayout"  "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Mouse0"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	#DisplaySize	  320   240	# mm
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	VendorName   "CPQ"
    	ModelName    "COMPAQ 7550"
     ### Comment all HorizSync and VertRefresh values to use DDC:
    	HorizSync    30.0 - 86.0
    	VertRefresh  50.0 - 140.0
    	Option	    "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor1"
    	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
            #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
            #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
            #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
    	Identifier  "Card0"
    	Driver      "intel"
    	VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
    	BoardName   "82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device"
    	BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "UseFBDev"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
            #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
            #Option     "FlatPanel"          	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "FPDither"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "CrtcNumber"         	# <i>
            #Option     "FPScale"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "FPTweak"            	# <i>
            #Option     "DualHead"           	# [<bool>]
    	Identifier  "Card1"
    	Driver      "nv"
    	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
    	BoardName   "NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:9:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Card0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	DefaultDepth 24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     1
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     4
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     8
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     15
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen1"
    	Device     "Card1"
    	Monitor    "Monitor1"
    	DefaultDepth 24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     1
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     4
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     8
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     15
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    Well your xorg.conf looks perfect, but just to be sure comment the
    #Option "ZAxisMapping"

    restart X and try !

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    I commented out the line you suggested, but I'm afraid it didn't fix the problem. Any more ideas?

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    This is very strange, but in some cases the vert and horiz refresh rate of the screen can make the problem , but how we can detect them in Slackware .

    Slackware doesn't contains much tools to configure X, i believe it's related to the configuration of X ! if we assume that your mouse is working well , so you can try if you have any other Linux distro or live cd, ubuntu has a lot of script to automatically detect and configure X.

    sorry i don't have any more idea about this annoying problem , but if your problem persist in any other Linux , so it's or a bug in xorg or you have a incompatible mouse with X wish is nearly impossible !

    Please let me know any news ,

    Best Regards.
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    Thanks for all your help. I was actually able to fix it on my own. I saw a line in my xorg.conf file that said

    #Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"

    I thought it looked fishy so I commented it out and now everything works perfectly.

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