Xinerama - Touchpad can't move the cursor to the left screen

Bug #366844 reported by Bastien Scher on 2009-04-25
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I have NVidia proprietary driver and Xinerama enabled.
When I use my laptop's touchpad, I can move the cursor from the left screen to the right one, but I can't move it from the right screen to the left one.
When I use the mouse connected to my laptop, it works.

Also, I have a graphic bug : the cursor stays in a screen when I move it to the other. I can't take a screenshot, it doesn't appear.

Those bugs have begun since I upgraded to Jaunty.

P.S : Sorry if I made mistakes, English isn't my native language.

[lspci]
00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller [10de:0754] (rev a2)
     Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:360a]
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8200M G [10de:0845] (rev a2)
     Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:360a]

Bastien Scher (bastien0705) wrote :
description: updated
Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :

Hi Bastien, can you please run this command:
apport-collect 366844
(This will give us more detailed information about your hardware/software config)

Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu)

Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: nvidia-graphics-drivers-180
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip fax floppy fuse lpadmin plugdev sambashare scanner video
Xrandr:

Bastien Scher (bastien0705) wrote :
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That's done. I'll remember it for my next bugs.

Note that I'm using the driver available on NVidia's website.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-04-28
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Marten (martenp-bewildered) wrote :

I can confirm that this issue affects my system also, with both versions of the nvidia drivers provided by the "Hardware Drivers" applet. It may be coincidental, but when running multi-head (xinerama on) with the nvidia drivers I also observe this issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/358889 . If I switch to the nv drivers, the mouse pointer related bugs go away.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-05-06
description: updated
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

I've posted a new version of the -nvidia driver to our xorg-edgers PPA,
would you mind testing it either on Jaunty or Karmic and see if it
resolves this bug?

Get nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 - 185.18.14 here:

  https://edge.launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
status: New → Incomplete
Marten (martenp-bewildered) wrote :

No, this does not fix the issue unfortunately. Unlike the drivers from https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates these drivers also suffer the mouse pointer duplication issues. These issues combined with the instability of the nvidia drivers when combined with suspend or hibernate make for a very disheartening experience. I probably wouldn't get a laptop with nvidia hw again, but more generally I don't think Linux will offer a good solution to the general public until someone can get nvidia to fix the multitude of outstanding issues with their execrable drivers. :(

Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: nvidia-graphics-drivers-180
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=en_DK.UTF-8
ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin mythtv plugdev sambashare
Xrandr:

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Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-08-13
tags: added: jaunty
racitup (racitup) wrote :

I think this might partially be a bug in glib2.0 that has been fixed but not released officially by Ubuntu.

Please see here:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glib2.0/+question/77380

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