Bug 677 - The Cursor Disappears
Summary: The Cursor Disappears
Status: RESOLVED NOTOURBUG
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Lib/Xcursor (show other bugs)
Version: 6.7.0
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Josh Goodwin
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Reported: 2004-05-26 06:26 UTC by Josh Goodwin
Modified: 2004-08-24 10:44 UTC (History)
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Description Josh Goodwin 2004-05-26 06:26:44 UTC
I have had my X.org server running for about 6 days without restart, and I 
have noticed that around the 5th day the cursor began to disapear. It is a bit 
of an annoyance so I will have to restart and see if that fixes the problem, 
but here are the details: 
  Cursor is gone when inactive, when the cursor changes (to text, arrow, etc) 
It will show, and immediatly disappear again unless I keep it moving. However, 
even when movement is stimulated it only stays visible for one second longer. 
It will only reappear upon change, and not movement. 
 
I am using the latest Nvidia drivers, kernel 2.6.5, and slackware -current 
with the x.org packages.
Comment 1 Egbert Eich 2004-05-27 22:13:25 UTC
Are you sure there is no client running that causes this?
There are clients that will make your cursor disappear when you don't need it
so it doesn't clutter the window you are in. 
One such client that has been around for a long time is 'unclutter'.
However some desktops have this feature build in.
You should restart your Xserver and see if the problem reappears. If it does you
can try to revert to software cursor and see if this makes a difference.
Currently I don't see a pattern by which I would be able to narrow down the problem.
Reassigned to reporter for further info.
Comment 2 Josh Goodwin 2004-05-28 06:11:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #1) 
> Are you sure there is no client running that causes this? 
> There are clients that will make your cursor disappear when you don't need 
it 
> so it doesn't clutter the window you are in.  
> One such client that has been around for a long time is 'unclutter'. 
> However some desktops have this feature build in. 
> You should restart your Xserver and see if the problem reappears. If it does 
you 
> can try to revert to software cursor and see if this makes a difference. 
> Currently I don't see a pattern by which I would be able to narrow down the 
problem. 
> Reassigned to reporter for further info. 
 
Restarting the server has fixed the problem, however I am using all of the 
same applications as before. The neverwinter nights game client indeed changes 
the cursor and I believe may hide it. It's an SDL game and I had been playing 
it on a daily basis. 
 
Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2004-07-03 19:19:49 UTC
for clarification, does this happen with the Xorg 'nv' driver or with nVidia's
binary drivers?
Comment 4 Josh Goodwin 2004-07-03 19:30:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)  
> for clarification, does this happen with the Xorg 'nv' driver or with  
nVidia's  
> binary drivers?  
  
nvidia binary drivers, which may be the cause, I haven't had the uptimes I  
used to lately and haven't seen the bug again. On my laptop (currently 35 days  
uptime I am using this xserver with no issues (sis driver).  
Comment 5 Roc Vallès Domènech 2004-08-25 03:44:08 UTC
I can confirm it does happen here, also.


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