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Old 04-08-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
edwal
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Question Mouse pointer missing


I have installed FC5 onto my Pc -motherboard=ASUs A8N-VM, CPU=AMD64 3500+ when it boots up there is a mouse pointer until the insert username,password screen appears, then no mouse pointer.Once up and running there is still no mouse pointer, using the keyboard I have managed to activate the "sonar" to locate the pointer by pressing Ctrl. This works in locating the pointer's location and if I left click the mouse I can see a tiny pinprick of light that is the tip of the pointer. I have tried 3 different mice with 3 reinstalls but get the same every time. I borrowed another copy of the FC5 DVD and installed using that and got the same result. Help please, I want a mouse pointer.

Last edited by edwal; 04-09-2006 at 06:53 AM. Reason: submitted twice by mistake,sorry.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:11 PM   #2
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Question Mouse pointer missing

I have installed FC5 (64bit) onto my Pc -motherboard=ASUs A8N-VM, CPU=AMD64 3500+ when it boots up there is a mouse pointer until the insert username,password screen appears, then no mouse pointer.Once up and running there is still no mouse pointer, using the keyboard I have managed to activate the "sonar" to locate the pointer by pressing Ctrl. This works in locating the pointer's location and if I left click the mouse I can see a tiny pinprick of light that is the tip of the pointer. I have tried 3 different mice with 3 reinstalls but get the same every time. I borrowed another copy of the FC5 DVD and installed using that and got the same result. Help please, I want a mouse pointer.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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I've got the exact same problem. Same mainboard, same CPU, but no mouse pointer. As far as I understand what I read about the problem, it is due to some incompatibility between the on-Board nVidia graphic chip and the X-Window-System. As I am dumb and new to Linux (actually, Fedora is my thirty-something-th try of a Linux distribution and the first one not crashing during installation), I'd really apreaciate someone explaining a fix for the mouse pointer problem for a like me.
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-22-2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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Hi kokstitan I found https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=182517 go to article 20 and edit xorg.conf as it suggests -worked for me.
I found that I could navigate somewhat erratically by watching where the non existent mouse pointer highlighted icons etc and to get to xorg.conf I opened Home then File Open parent , then File Open parent . I then scrolled through the files until I found /etc opened it and searched for X11, opened it and searched it for xorg.conf, opened it and edited it as described in the above url
I am sorry if my explanation is a bit long winded or basic but it's the way I wish some one had explained it to me and saved me hours finding out how to do it. (I am new to Linux and Forums but promise to improve)
 
Old 05-24-2006, 07:03 AM   #5
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links is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=182517
 
Old 05-25-2006, 06:50 AM   #6
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Yeah, I got my cursor! Just added "Option "HWCursor" "Off"" to xorg.conf.
But - now my mouse crashes after some minutes and won't react anymore. I can't establish a Network Connection (anymore, because it did work once). So, I won't get bored with my Fedora Core 5. Nevertheless, mouse pointer is back on screen and that's what this thread was about. Yibbie!
 
Old 10-22-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
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Just a little update on the neverending Linux vs. Me - Case.
I won!

After some months of ignoring Linux, I ran into the Blag Distro which is based on FC5 but both smaller and equipped with proprietary drivers, such as for the nVidia chipset and mp3.

I had the same problem with the mouse not working anymore after some time - only this time, I plugged it into the PS/2-Port using a simple Adapter (it's a USB mouse) and all mouse problems were gone.

:-) Just working out of the box. I can't believe it...
 
  


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