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Old 09-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question Cursor is not blinking....


I am usuing Debian 5.0.2 Lenny. Recently, I installed some softwares in my linux box. I have no clue why cursors are not blinking anymore in some programs.

cursors are blinking fine in: Iceweasel, gnome-terminal, gvim and more....
cursors are not blinking and not visible: gedit,thunar

I have noticed that cursors are blinking when I run gedit and thuna as root. Cursors are not blinking and not visible when I use text input box in most of programs. Cursors are not blinking in all text input boxes in programs basic programs under the menue System->Preferences and System-> Administration.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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wow, sounds like a pretty serious problem you have there

install gconf-editor if you don't have it
Code:
apt-get install gconf-editor
and edit desktop->gnome->interface->blinking_cursor
 
Old 05-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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wow, sounds like a pretty serious problem you have there

install gconf-editor if you don't have it
Code:
apt-get install gconf-editor
and edit desktop->gnome->interface->blinking_cursor
I have this same problem, and "cursor_blink" was already checked in gconf-editor. Unchecking and checking again, however, seems to have helped, although not immediately (after about 1-2 minutes), so I'm not certain it was this that fixed the problem.

Last edited by langner; 05-17-2013 at 12:00 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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I have this same problem, and "cursor_blink" was already checked in gconf-editor. Unchecking and checking again, however, seems to have helped, although not immediately (after about 1-2 minutes), so I'm not certain it was this that fixed the problem.
If you are still using debian like the OP then you are running an unsupported version & need to update to the current edition which is wheezy.
Also you need to open a new thread so that you can get the help you need.
 
  


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