Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221687
Busy wait cursor missing in beryl
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
When using beryl as window manager, the busy wait cursor does not appear when
the system is busy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. # yum install beryl-gnome
2. $ beryl-manager
3. Set beryl as window manager
4. Start any application. (Alternately, open Firefox and load a page.)
Cursor disappears while system is busy. (Alternately, cursor disappears while
Firefox is loading a page.) Arrow cursor reappears when system is no longer busy.
Busy wait cursor should appear while system is busy.
Created attachment 144959 [details]
I'm unable to reproduce this bug on my test system here, the cursor shows up as
expected. I'd suggest lobbying upstream for assistance, I'm afraid I'm mostly
just a packager and I dunno how to trouble-shoot this one.
Thanks for the reminder. After a whole lot of experimentation, I got the cursors
back by adding the following to the Device section of xorg.conf:
Option "HWCursor" "on"
I would think that cursors wouldn't just appear and disappear without that
option, but what do I know? And after a whole lot of searching, I'd guess that
it is an upstream issue, since people seem to be having the same trouble on
Could also be something specific to using nvidia drivers, which we don't
technically support -- though my test box that doesn't have the problem is also
But yes, most likely an upstream beryl bug. There are quite a few of those,
seemingly with equal numbers of fixes and new ones every release. :)
Please retest w/the latest beryl bits...
I'd love to, but in between filing this bug and now, I'd sold the computer. :(
D'oh. In that case, I'll just close the bug out, hoping it was fixed upstream,
and if someone else runs into it, they can open a new bug...