Bug 1033598 - Mouse cursor disappears after logging in using the Awesome window manager
Summary: Mouse cursor disappears after logging in using the Awesome window manager
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: awesome
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Moschny
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1008965
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-11-22 13:01 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2015-06-30 00:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-30 00:44:46 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description W. Michael Petullo 2013-11-22 13:01:08 UTC
Description of problem:
When I log in to use the Awesome window manager, my trackpad cursor disappears. Although I cannot see the cursor, I am still able to use my trackpad if I blindly click on things.

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to Fedora 20 Beta
2. Log in through GDM, using Awesome as the window manager

Actual results:
The trackpad cursor disappears, even though blindly moving the cursor and clicking still works.

Expected results:

Additional info:
I am using the Nouveau X driver with the following graphics card:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C79 [GeForce 9400M] (rev b1)

Logging in to use gnome-shell works. In this case, the mouse cursor does not disappear.

Possibly related to bug #1008965.

Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2013-11-22 15:45:48 UTC
The X cursor works with the Awesome window manager if I use dconf-editor to set "/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/cursor/active" to false. See also: http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Quickly_Setting_up_Awesome_with_Gnome.

Comment 2 Christian Stadelmann 2013-12-19 18:17:21 UTC
This bug may be fixed with https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1008965 being mostly fixed. Can you confirm this?

Comment 3 W. Michael Petullo 2013-12-20 17:04:00 UTC
Well, I have an up-to-date Fedora 20, and as soon as I use dconf-editor to check "active" for "/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/cursor/active" my mouse cursor disappears.

Comment 4 Thomas Moschny 2014-04-18 19:40:30 UTC
Can you please check whether the bug persists with
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2014-4737/awesome-3.5.5-1.fc20 ?

Comment 5 W. Michael Petullo 2014-04-20 03:27:43 UTC
No change with awesome-3.5.5-1.fc20. Comment #3 still stands.

Comment 6 Thomas Moschny 2014-08-09 06:47:46 UTC
Does switching to a text console and back help?
(suggested by https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1238410/comments/4)

Generally, I think this is basically bug 1008965, with corresponding Gnome bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=706229 and X bug https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59644

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