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Old 07-16-2006, 03:06 AM   #1
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can't see my mouse cursor


hey everybody i'm new to the forum and i just installed fedora today and for some reason i can't see my mouse cursor it is very annoying having to do everything with the keyboard

thanks in advance

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Old 07-16-2006, 03:20 AM   #2
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Is the mouse not working at all, or is it simply the cursor not being visible?
 
Old 07-16-2006, 03:29 AM   #3
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hey everybody i'm new to the forum and i just installed fedora today and for some reason i can't see my mouse cursor it is very annoying having to do everything with the keyboard

thanks in advance

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Which distro are you using?
 
Old 07-16-2006, 03:32 AM   #4
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hey thanks for the replys i can use the mouse but i can't seee the cursor and as for distro what is a distro?

looking forward to your replys

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Old 07-16-2006, 03:38 AM   #5
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hey thanks for the replys i can use the mouse but i can't seee the cursor and as for distro what is a distro?

looking forward to your replys

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Which distrobution of Linux r u using?
 
Old 07-16-2006, 03:59 AM   #6
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i'm notsure what distro i'm using i know it's fedora 5 is there a place that i can look for that
 
Old 07-16-2006, 05:47 AM   #7
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I'd say it's either an issue with your cursor "font" or a display driver problem. Try switching to different cursors using your desktop control panel. Otherwise, try tweaking your xorg.conf. Most drivers support some kind of HWCursor option. Try setting it to 0 or "off".
 
Old 07-21-2006, 03:58 PM   #8
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Your distro is Fedora Core 5.

To solve your mouse problem:

1. Open a root terminal.
2. Edit the xorg configuration file
Code:
#gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3. Revise the "Device" section to change/add the red stuff:
Code:
Section"Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge"
## fehlender cursor, hwcursor off rhb#182517
Option "HWCursor" "off"
EndSection
4. Save the file and exit gedit.
5. Log out of your session and log back in (you don't have to reboot, just log out to the XDM/GDM/KDM login screen).

You should have the pointer.

BTW, this happened to me in Gentoo and Fedora Core 5.
 
  


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