moused flickering

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Mar 14 23:10:38 UTC 2011

On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, Adam Vande More wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
>       With moused enabled or started by a USB mouse, moving the mouse pointer on a console screen causes other characters on the screen to flicker.
>       It's not very visible on a mostly-black screen, but run lptest to get some text and mouse the mouse around.
>       This seems new.  It's possible it's a memory problem with the video board, but it seems unlikely because there aren't any other noticeable problems.  This machine is running
>       i386 8-stable.
> I see it here, but it's not so much a flicker at least as I would describe it.  If you hover your mouse over a character it appears to add at least 1 px width to the character, and only
> on certain characters, "m" or "M" for example.

On mine, it's characters that are near but not under the mouse pointer 
that flicker off and on quickly.  Move the mouse in a circle and 
random characters all over the screen blink quickly off and then on.

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