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Old 10-18-2006, 03:37 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2006
Distribution: Kubuntu, FC5
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Question No mouse cursor in Fedora Core 5


I have just set up FC5 on a dual boot PC but having installed it I have noticed that I get no mouse cursor. The mouse is definately working because I can still get a mouse-over event reaction from the UI (i.e. I can still recieve tool tips and mouse-over states), and I can also click and select stuff from the menu - but no mouse cursor!

There hardware is a Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse, and the PC is a x86 32-Bit setup. I have tried changing the cursor style in the preferences, but this seems to make no difference.

Interestingly, I do get a pointer when X server first starts, and while FC5 initializes, but as soon as the login screen comes up, the cursor vanishes?!

Thanks very much for any help!
Old 10-18-2006, 05:45 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2006
Distribution: Kubuntu, FC5
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Thanks I found some information on the fedora site.

I added the line:
Option "HWCursor" "off"
.. to the xorg.conf configuration file.

Thanks anyway.


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