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[RESOLVED] cursor has disappeared (become invisible)
« on: 11. March 2016, 22:36:40 »
I installed manjaro 15-12-xfce today and it WAS working fine.  But suddenly the cursor has become invisible.  It hasn't actually disappeared.  If I move around on the touch pad, when it goes over something that changes when the cursor is over it, the object changes, so I can sometimes "see" where the cursor actually is, but I can't see the cursor.

This happened after I changed some desktop settings, including changing the desktop wallpaper to a gradient, among other things.

When I reboot, there is also no cursor visible on the log-in screen.

Though I'm no linux expert, I have used several versions of linux over the years and have never seen anything like this and I have no idea how I should proceed.
« Last Edit: 12. March 2016, 19:02:51 by rpallen »

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Re: cursor has disappeared (become invisible)
« Reply #1 on: 12. March 2016, 05:21:58 »
Have you updated & rebooted? It is a known problem but recent updates should have fixed it. If not, it can easily be repaired by changing 'sna' to 'uxa' in your 20-intel.conf or related file.

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Re: cursor has disappeared (become invisible)
« Reply #2 on: 12. March 2016, 07:18:01 »
check this out https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=31999.msg262240#msg262240
alternatively you can just add the proposed changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf
Code: [Select]
Option      "AccelMethod" "uxa"
Option      "SWCursor"    "on"

i'm not sure if mhwd replaces ^ that config after update, so i always create a separate config file in the same folder. name it 99-intel.conf and write
Code: [Select]
Section "Device"
Identifier  "Device0"
Driver      "intel"
Option      "AccelMethod" "uxa"
Option      "SWCursor"    "on"
EndSection
Check your 90-mhwd.conf if you wanna include other stuff.

@c00ter i used 20-intel.conf in other distros, in manjaro because of 90-mhwd.conf gotta name it higher than 90 to be read last. i'd correct my earlier posts but i'm too lazy :P
« Last Edit: 12. March 2016, 07:34:49 by badbodh »
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Re: cursor has disappeared (become invisible)
« Reply #3 on: 12. March 2016, 09:44:51 »
check this out https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=31999.msg262240#msg262240
alternatively you can just add the proposed changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf
Code: [Select]
Option      "AccelMethod" "uxa"
Option      "SWCursor"    "on"

i'm not sure if mhwd replaces ^ that config after update, so i always create a separate config file in the same folder. name it 99-intel.conf and write
Code: [Select]
Section "Device"
Identifier  "Device0"
Driver      "intel"
Option      "AccelMethod" "uxa"
Option      "SWCursor"    "on"
EndSection
Check your 90-mhwd.conf if you wanna include other stuff.

@c00ter i used 20-intel.conf in other distros, in manjaro because of 90-mhwd.conf gotta name it higher than 90 to be read last. i'd correct my earlier posts but i'm too lazy :P

Ah, cool!  I'm gonna add that to my stock config templates. Thanks. :D

Yeah, I know I sometimes forget the little niggling differences between Manjaro & Arch, such as some of the soft links. I figure they'll either catch my drift or some kind soul such as yourself will come along and do so. Sorry 'bout that. ;)

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Re: cursor has disappeared (become invisible)
« Reply #4 on: 12. March 2016, 18:35:08 »
Have you updated & rebooted? It is a known problem but recent updates should have fixed it. If not, it can easily be repaired by changing 'sna' to 'uxa' in your 20-intel.conf or related file.

Regards.
1. No, I hadn't updated.
2. Last night I changed the desktop configurations back to what they had been and rebooted but the cursor was still invisible.
3. Today, I went to the manjaro installation again to try your suggestion of updating and surprisingly the cursor was VISIBLE.
4. I updated and changed the desktop confiurations back to what I wanted (stop using an image for wallpaper and use a colored gradient for the background).
5. I then rebooted and the cursor was still visible.  I rebooted again and the cursor was then INVISIBLE.
6. I changed the desktop configuration back to having an image as the wallpaper.
7. I rebooted and the cursor was still invisible.
8. After rebooting 2 more times the cursor became visible, so all in all, it took 3 reboots after resetting the desktop configuration for the cursor to become visible again.

Is this an xfce phenomenon or manjaro?
And would the fix described above take care of this?
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Re: cursor has disappeared (become invisible)
« Reply #5 on: 12. March 2016, 18:41:22 »
1. No, I hadn't updated.
2. Last night I changed the desktop configurations back to what they had been and rebooted but the cursor was still invisible.
3. Today, I went to the manjaro installation again to try your suggestion of updating and surprisingly the cursor was VISIBLE.
4. I updated and changed the desktop confiurations back to what I wanted (stop using an image for wallpaper and use a colored gradient for the background).
5. I then rebooted and the cursor was still visible.  I rebooted again and the cursor was then INVISIBLE.
6. I changed the desktop configuration back to having an image as the wallpaper.
7. I rebooted and the cursor was still invisible.
8. After rebooting 2 more times the cursor became visible, so all in all, it took 3 reboots after resetting the desktop configuration for the cursor to become visible again.

Is this an xfce phenomenon or manjaro?

in short - update, change wallpaper, reboot. Now try something else ^
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Re: [RESOLVED] cursor has disappeared (become invisible)
« Reply #6 on: 12. March 2016, 22:34:55 »
Again, the only hack I've found for this, across DEs, is changing 'sna' to 'uxa' whever/whatever that config. file is named or located in Manjaro. I know that Manjaro uses a soft link to/from MSM...

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