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Old 10-26-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Mouse pointer not visible.

I would say 70% of the time I boot into Fedora 7 x86_64 my mouse pointer is not visible. It is still there. If I hit the ctrl key the little box circles around it and I can track its location that way. However, I can not see it. So basically I have to restart my comp or do full power downs/boot ups until I can see it. I use a wireless usb mouse primarily (logitech LX7 I think) and since I have a laptop I have the built-in mouse pad. Even if I turn the laptop mouse pad on the issue still occurs.

I would consider myself a complete newbie with linux issues. I've been using windows exclusively for all of my computing experience. I just recently made the switch to linux.
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Try this

1. Open a root terminal session or change to the root account from a standard terminal session.
2. Edit the X Windows configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3. Find the "Device" section and add the line in red:

Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge"
## See RedHat Bug #182517
Option "HWCursor" "off"

4. Save the file.
5. Restart X Windows (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace).

Your mouse pointer should be restored.

Last edited by weibullguy; 10-26-2007 at 10:34 PM.


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