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Old 02-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Make pointer cursor invisible

I need to remove the mouse cursor from the X display. I'm running Ubuntu on an embedded ARM. The filesystem is from rootstock with a few packages, including xserver-xorg, added.

In xorg.conf.d/05-evdev.conf I removed the section having to do with evdev pointers. Now, when X starts, it doesn't display the cursor (which is good), but after a video completes and the screen is redrawn, I see the "X" mouse cursor in the middle of the screen. How can I make this image disappear from the screen?

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A simple approach would be to use 'unclutter'.

It pretty much hides the mouse cursor after X seconds of it not detecting any movement. I would assume it should work fine for your needs.

After installing it, you can add the line:
unclutter &
to your .xinitrc (or other startup script/menu) to launch it.


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