Strange delay related to mouse?

Carl Johan Gustavsson carl.gustavsson at
Sat May 2 10:12:07 CEST 2009

jw wrote:
> I recently upgraded xfce from 4.4 to 4.6 (this is FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE)
> It is mostly working, but I notice that certain actions are delayed
> when I don't move my mouse enough.
> For instance, I will
> 1) click on a terminal window
> 2) type on the keyboard
> 3) nothing will change on screen
> 4) I move my mouse a bit, and suddenly the text I typed shows up!
> But this doesn't seem like merely a repaint issue.
> The same thing happened when I shut down from the panel.
> I clicked "shutdown", then let it sit. It did not shut down.
> The screen looked partially-cleared of windows, but it had stopped
> doing anything (I waited several minutes).
> Then I moved my mouse and it proceeded to shut down normally!
> I don't know if this is some delay or setting that can be configured,
> an xorg issue, or an xfce issue (or something completely separate).
> It just won't proceed in certain cases without getting mouse input...
> Anyone know anything about this?
> I haven't found anything relevant from searching around for a bit...
> Thanks for any help
> -John
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This is a Xorg problem, it happened me as well when I upgraded from Xorg 
7.3 to 7.4.
Look at this thread


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