Re: What can make the mouse cursor disappear?
On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:45:12 +0000 (UTC)
Camaleón <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:39:37 +0100, Joe wrote:
> > My question is: what controls the visibility of the cursor when
> > crossing icons and window features, operates tooltips, etc? I've
> > spent quite some time with Mr Google without finding a definite
> > answer, but I'm getting the feeling it's GTK, especially as the
> > current PCB is based on it, as obviously is the Gimp. The scroll
> > behaviour seems to be the same in every application which has a
> > vertical scroll bar, and I have no idea if they all use GTK. Can
> > anyone confirm or refute this?
> I cannot see that behaviour at least in wheezy (running GNOME and
> Intel VGA).
> > I came across references to unclutter, but I don't have that
> > installed.
> If other DEs are also affected, it could also be a kernel or Xorg
> upgrade what made your cursor flickers or turns invisible (or even
> the VGA driver in use).
> Have you updagred any of those programs in the last weeks?
There was a kernel upgrade three days ago, which didn't affect
anything. I didn't make a note of exactly when this happened, as I was
away from home a bit and there were other things to do. I did some
backups and tidied up, including a cache clean...
I can't really narrow the problem down more than to about 'September',
during which a mere 700 or so packages were upgraded. This *is* sid...
And being sid, whatever the culprit is will be replaced again at some
point, so I'm reluctant to spend days on the problem. I just posted on
the offchance that either someone else had seen it, or someone could
say instantly 'ah, that must be xxxxx'. Not to worry.