[clug] XWarpPointer

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 20:51:24 MDT 2013

NOT an answer to your question (sorry)

On 09/08/13 12:18, Brett Worth wrote:
> Hello fellow travellers.
> For many years I've been using the NoMachine Free NX server and
> client to get access to my laptop home from work.
> A while ago when NoMachine released a new version of their software
> they dropped support for XWarpPointer which impacts the way I use
> KDE.  For years I have used Edge Switching to switch desktops and as
> it turns out this function relies on XWarpPointer to position the 
> mouse at the correct location on the new desktop.
> Does anyone have an opinion on this?  For NoMachine to just drop
> support for XWarpPointer implies that nobody uses it.
> Is there a way I could configure KDE to use some other X call to do
> this?
> Brett

I found X2Go superior to NoMachine (though it uses nx libraries). I'm
not sure I understand what you mean by edge-switching and (virtual?)
desktops. I don't use edge-switching for changing desktops in KDE (I use
scroll instead) but desktop corners and edges are active, and I can drag
an application from one virtual desktop to another via edge-triggering
(if that's what you mean).

You don't say which distribution you use.

If the problem is part of the nx libraries I might be missing it because
I only run stable and old stable Debian.

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/x2go.list
# apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keys.gnupg.net E1F958385BFE2B6E
# apt-get install x2go-keyring && apt-get update
# X2Go Repository
deb http://packages.x2go.org/debian squeeze main
# X2Go Repository (sources)
#deb-src http://packages.x2go.org/debian squeeze main

Kind regards

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