If you have this problem and this "cursor" option solves your problem, would you please describe the initial problem in more detail here? I'd like the NVidia Linux team to have more distinctive characteristics for the unsolved problem.
I am also having *a* flickering issue, not fixed by this "cursor" option. I've also noticed that when my screen flickers, it crashes the Xine player's overlay area, and I get just a blue window. Restarting X does not fix this, only a reboot. I have an alienware area 51-m laptop. My two cents are for an SIS-chipset/NVIDIA-driver-AGP issue, since this same laptop with an ATI card in it had so many AGP issues. The NVidia driver says it doesn't support this AGP chipset when it boots, and this could expain why the "cursor" option doesn't fix Alienware laptops. I haven't searched the threads for other SIS laptops.
Since the title of this thread is inaccurate for my issue, I'm relocating my involvement in this thread. I'm moving to:
Thread 25366: 2/26/04
...because the thread SparrowHawk referenced above is inactive.
Thread 24737: 2/10/04