Non-existent display is present and mouse cursor is flickering

Bug #1251992 reported by mspanc on 2013-11-17
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This bug affects 10 people
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

On a fresh install of ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on asus u32v the mouse cursor is flickering. Moreover, in Displays, there are 2 screens instead of one.

This workaround has helped and probably can lead to deeper understanding this bug: http://askubuntu.com/questions/360423/mouse-cursor-flickering-and-disappearing

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: unity 7.1.2+13.10.20131014.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-13.20-generic 3.11.6
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-13-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
Date: Sun Nov 17 12:56:19 2013
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: saucy
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:1547]
 NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 635M] [10de:0de3] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:1547]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-11-17 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
MachineType: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. U32VJ
MarkForUpload: True
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.11.0-13-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 09/27/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: U32VJ.202
dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.board.name: U32VJ
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrU32VJ.202:bd09/27/2012:svnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:pnU32VJ:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnU32VJ:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:ct10:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: U32VJ
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.10+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.46-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.2.1-1ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.2.1-1ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.14.3-3ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu3.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.2.0-0ubuntu10
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.904-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.9-2ubuntu1
xserver.bootTime: Sun Nov 17 12:35:33 2013
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.errors:
 Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
 Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
 NOUVEAU(G0): [XvMC] Failed to initialize extension.
xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.outputs:
 product id 12588
 vendor AUO
xserver.version: 2:1.14.3-3ubuntu2

mspanc (mspanc) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
The_ERROR (spam-trash-2) wrote :

I can nofirm this for upgraded 13.10 also.

The biggest problem is, that there is not possible to use dual monitor because of this. If you connect second monitor, cursor starts to flickering on my build in monitor (laptot acer timeline 4820TG)

Lévai Marcell (octolith) wrote :

I confirm this on 14.04 also. Dell n5110 laptop with Intel and Nvidia graphics.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
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