Bug 1005576 - No mouse pointer in Alpha TC5, KVM guest
No mouse pointer in Alpha TC5, KVM guest
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop3 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-09-08 12:33 EDT by digimer
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 08:20:58 EDT
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Description digimer 2013-09-08 12:33:04 EDT
Description of problem:

I just installed F20 alpha TC5 as a pretty stock guest on my F19 laptop. The welcome screen after first logging in, when it asks you for your region, has no mouse pointer visible. When I try to move the mouse around, I can see it highlighting the various language/regions and the "Next" button, so it appears to simply not be visible.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 20 x86_64, Alpha TC5

How reproducible:

Tried once

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F20 aTC5 as a KVM guest on F19.
2. Login as the user you created during the install.

Actual results:

Mouse is not visible

Expected results:

Mouse be visible.

Additional info:

cat /etc/libvirt/qemu/f20_toy.xml
OVERWRITTEN AND LOST. Changes to this xml configuration should be made using:
  virsh edit f20_toy
or other application using the libvirt API.

<domain type='kvm'>
  <memory unit='KiB'>4194304</memory>
  <currentMemory unit='KiB'>4194304</currentMemory>
  <vcpu placement='static'>2</vcpu>
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-1.4'>hvm</type>
    <boot dev='hd'/>
  <clock offset='utc'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <source file='/mnt/usb/VMs/images/f20_toy.img'/>
      <target dev='vda' bus='virtio'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x0'/>
    <disk type='block' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' target='0' unit='0'/>
    <controller type='usb' index='0'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x2'/>
    <controller type='ide' index='0'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x1'/>
    <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x05' function='0x0'/>
    <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pci-root'/>
    <interface type='network'>
      <mac address='52:54:00:d9:ef:e3'/>
      <source network='default'/>
      <model type='virtio'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/>
    <serial type='pty'>
      <target port='0'/>
    <console type='pty'>
      <target type='serial' port='0'/>
    <channel type='spicevmc'>
      <target type='virtio' name='com.redhat.spice.0'/>
      <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='1'/>
    <input type='tablet' bus='usb'/>
    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
    <graphics type='spice' autoport='yes'/>
    <sound model='ich6'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x04' function='0x0'/>
      <model type='qxl' ram='65536' vram='65536' heads='1'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x0'/>
    <memballoon model='virtio'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x0'/>
Comment 1 digimer 2013-09-08 12:38:20 EDT
I continued on and the mouse pointer did not become visible. I installed all available OS updates and rebooted. The pointer is visible at the user selection screen, but it disappears again after logging in.
Comment 2 Simone Caronni 2013-11-04 03:41:49 EST
Same issue here with Fedora 20 Beta RC2. Mouse available at login, and then no cursor visible after logging in.

The same is happening since Alpha.
Comment 3 cslee-redhat 2014-01-03 08:45:33 EST
I have found that after install of Fedora 20 client as long as I leave the resolution at 1024 x 768 I have a mouse pointer everywhere.
If I change the resolution to another value spice handles this fine and I can work well, but after reboot I have pointer in login screen (which is still 1024 x 768) but not in the user sssion which has saved and is using the new resolution.
In the Gnome resolution configuration screen the ratio is still shown as 4:3 even though the new resoltion is not 4:3, could the be part of the cause?
Comment 4 Steve 2014-11-01 04:56:43 EDT
I see this behavior in F21 Beta 4...
Comment 5 mchalupa 2015-02-04 07:26:44 EST
I experience this bug in fresh Fedora 21-5 installation too.
Comment 6 mchalupa 2015-02-05 02:20:27 EST
To be precise, the bug is there only under wayland session in F21.
Comment 7 mchalupa 2015-02-05 05:48:30 EST
This seems to be the reason:

ioctl(11, 0xc01c64a3, 0x7fff77205ac0)   = -1 EFAULT (Bad address)

This is underlying syscall from drmModeMoveCursor. Gnome shell under wayland is using native backend and in update_hw_cursor() this call fails.
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