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    Unhappy FGLRX + DOSBox = no cursor

    I'd kind of like to install the fglrx graphics driver, because 3D acceleration with the open-source ati driver doesn't work too well (8-30 fps in Planet Penguin Racer, as opposed to 80 fps, if I remember right, the last time I tried it with fglrx); and it has screen-refreshing problems with Blender.

    However, there's one major (for me) problem - when I run DOSBox with fglrx, the DOS cursor doesn't work. The mouse remains stuck to the lower right-hand corner of the screen, and thus is entirely nonfunctional. Once I unfocus the cursor from DOSBox (Ctrl-F10), it works fine, of course, but within DOSBox, it doesn't. Not Nice.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

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    Re: FGLRX + DOSBox = no cursor

    Does the mouse work when you use the ati driver instead of fglrx? Maybe try to turn of compiz too to test if the error origins there (which I doubt but anyway)

    If the mouse sticks to one corner it sounds more like a problem with the mouse driver in dosbox. Or is just the appearance of the mouse cursor in the corner and you can click somewhere in a dos application like with a hidden mouse?

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    Re: FGLRX + DOSBox = no cursor

    Yes, it works fine with the ati driver. I did have Compiz on when I ran it in fglrx, so perhaps that had some effect, but it works fine with ati whether I have Compiz enabled or not.

    The mouse cursor does appear to stick in the bottom of the DOSBox window (with fglrx), but I don't think the mouse is actually moving around invisibly.

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    Re: FGLRX + DOSBox = no cursor

    found something in the archive, don't know if it helps but its worth a shot I guess
    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-187907.html

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