Irritating delay in mouse in kde4

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Wed Mar 17 16:51:25 UTC 2010

I recently upgraded from FreeBSD 7.2 STABLE to 8.0 STABLE.  I also upgraded 
from KDE3 to KDE4 and rebuilt all my ports.  Everything seems to work fine 
except the mouse.  There is an irritating delay that I can't seem to get rid 
of.  For example, if I mouse to the address line in Firefox and begin typing in 
a url, nothing happens until I move the mouse.  Then, suddenly, what I typed 
will appear in the address bar.

If I'm working in a shell, for example running portupgrade, nothing happens 
until I move the mouse.  Then suddenly portupgrade will start working.

Has anyone seen this type of behavior?  Have any idea what the cause might be 
or where to look to troubleshoot the issue?

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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