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Issues controlling the view

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Issues controlling the view

Postby xcvb » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:09 pm

On wayland I always had the issue that it is hard to control the view because it jumps between floor and ceiling but since FG 2018.1.1 I have a similar issue in X11 too. Now from time to time the view jumps to a random direction instead of moving just a bit. Does anyone else has this issue or knows what to do?
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Re: Issues controlling the view

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:25 am

on initial ready, it sounds like you have some view controller that is buggy or worn out (think of a worn out joystick that has jumpy spots in it)... what are you using to move your view?
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