Bug 867638 - No mouse cursor after login
Summary: No mouse cursor after login
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-settings
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F18Xfce
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-10-17 22:19 UTC by Christoph Wickert
Modified: 2016-12-01 19:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-09 11:25:29 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 863337 0 unspecified CLOSED no icons in menu 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC
Red Hat Bugzilla 864002 0 unspecified CLOSED unable to set mouse cursor theme 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 863337 864002

Description Christoph Wickert 2012-10-17 22:19:25 UTC
Description of problem:
The F18 Xfce spin shows no mouse cursor, until one opens xfce4-mouse-settings. Not easy without a cursor, therefor I suggest we treat this as a blocker.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Xfce spin, e.g, F18 beta TC 4

Actual results:
No mouse cursor, neither in lightdm nor after logging in to Xfce.

Expected results:
There should be a cursor right from the start.

Additional info:
# grep CursorThemeName /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xsettings.xml 
    <property name="CursorThemeName" type="string" value=""/>

It seems Xfce doesn't set a cursor theme. I'll patch it to "default", because /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme always inherits Fedora's standard theme. Currently this is Adwaita. If this doesn't work, I'll patch it to Adwaita directly.

Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2012-10-17 22:46:46 UTC
Ok, patching to 'default' works, but obviously there is more wrong here:

$ xfconf-query -c xsettings -l

Same thing on F17, even same version of xfce4-settings and xfconf:
$ xfconf-query -c xsettings -l

So obviously all these properties are never set - no surprise that themes for cursor, icons and gtk are not set (they are not set when one opens the settings for the first time).

BTW: I get a cursor when I boot into runlevel 3 and then start Xfce with startx. I wonder if lightdm is doing something wrong here. Both /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc and /etc/gtk-3.0/settings.ini set gtk-cursor-theme-name = "Adwaita" and something obviously screws it up before xfsettingsd is started.

Comment 2 Sergio 2012-12-07 18:06:57 UTC
Do you still experience this, Cristoph? Or did you patch something?

I'm running the Beta live-CD and the cursor is displayed properly in lightdm and thus in Xfce too.
And yes, AFAICT Xfce doesn't come with anything set-up (at least appearance-wise) so it uses the system's defaults until we change any settings.

Comment 3 Christoph Wickert 2012-12-10 14:19:54 UTC
I still have this problem with the F18 beta in KVM. When I boot, xfconf-query only lists the Gtk/IMModule channel.

Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2012-12-10 20:56:07 UTC
Do you still see this with the Final TC1 compose? 

I'll try and test here... my f18 laptop works just fine, but will test a live image.

Comment 5 Cris D 2012-12-24 13:12:33 UTC
F18 Final TC3 - 

I tested this today. I can get certain cursors to change (window resize, scrolls, etc) permanently , but the main pointer fluxuates between the default and custom cursor.  Initial the main cursor was the default one, but change after a few minutes of use.  It then changed back when I switched into a new window.

[cris@localhost ~]$ xfconf-query -c xsettings -l
[cris@localhost ~]$ xfconf-query -c xsettings -l -p /Gtk/CursorThemeName -v
/Gtk/CursorThemeName  Pulse-Glass
[cris@localhost ~]$

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-01-26 14:33:20 UTC
xfce4-settings-4.10.0-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-01-28 15:10:17 UTC
Package xfce4-settings-4.10.0-4.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing xfce4-settings-4.10.0-4.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-02-09 11:25:31 UTC
xfce4-settings-4.10.0-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Matt Gara 2016-12-01 19:40:40 UTC
This bug is back in Fedora 25 xfce spin. I haven't tried to re-enable the mouse pointer through the methods discussed here, I'm downgrading to Fedora 24 because this is a blocker.

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