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Fuzy pointer I'm using a Geforce FX5700 in an old P4 shuttle in spite of nothing changing since installing Ubuntu 7.10 my mouse pointer has suddenly developed a fuzy box around it?!? I've reinstalled 2 diferent drivers, terned off all the xgl stuff and eaven changed X build but still have the same problem. the box is well ventilated and all temp monitors show well below max operating temps. Any help?

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HI NIXnerd, If your getting a crosshatched or disrupted box around the pointer then it sounds very much like the pointer accelerator is on it's way out. The pointer is displayed by a sub-unit of the GPU, you can think of this as a mini graphics chip built in to the GPU that is there for the sole purpose of displaying the pointer. Sounds like you know what you're doing re: configuring X so try turning off pointer acceleration and see if it makes a difference, sadly if the pointer accelerator is indeed on it's way out then the rest of the GPU will not be far behind so turning off acceleration should be thought of as a temporary solution. As ever, if you have any questions or need more in-depth help post back.

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