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Re: no mouse cursor unless manual X config 'Option "HWCursor" "off"' in Jessie

Brian composed on 2015-12-05 20:52 (UTC):

> On Sat 05 Dec 2015 at 12:38:38 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:

>> Fresh Jessie installation about a week ago, TDE added last night. Normally
>> using startx rather than any DM, but DM when used, has no pointer either..
>> Mouse could be used to select and click, but no way to tell where pointer was
>> until it hovered something that changes on hover. Same problem in IceWM. I
>> have other machines that use this same Intel 945G/ICH7 chipset, so it's hard
>> to imagine why this is needed here but not elsewhere, nor in openSUSE
>> 13.1/KDE4 nor openSUSE Leap/IceWM nor Mageia 5/KDE4 on same machine. I've
>> never before on any post-XFree86 installation needed to turn off HWCursor.
>> Naturally as the problem is same in IceWM, this must be a Jessie problem, not
>> a TDE or hardware problem. Any ideas on how to eliminate need for disabling
>> HWCursor?

> Did the pointer work before you added TDE

I don't remember whether I tried IceWM before installing TDE. I rarely use
anything other than [K,T]DE except to determine whether a problem belongs to
Xorg or [K,T]DE.

> (whatever that is)?

It's what KDE could have been:
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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