I've recently installed Xfce and after a few days getting to know it and tweak it to my taste, I've run into a problem.
The cursor is constantly showing a "busy" icon whenever the mouse pointer is outside an application's screen area.
For example when I open firefox, interacting with it is fine - mouse pointer cursor's are working correctly.
As soon as the mouse pointer reaches the window title bar or the area outside of the application window - the bust cursor appears.
I'm using Arch 64 bit, with Xfce 4.10 from their repositories.
I'm using kdm as my desktop manager, KDE 4.9.2.
uname -a 3.6.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Oct 29 09:49:00 CET 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
There was a big update today which included (amongst others):
gtk3 (3.4.4-1 -> 3.6.1-1) gconf (3.2.5-2 -> 3.2.5-3) gtk-engine-unico (1.0.2-1 -> 1.0.2-3) upgraded linux (3.6.3-1 -> 3.6.4-1) linux-headers (3.6.3-1 -> 3.6.4-1) xorg-xinit (1.3.2-1 -> 1.3.2-3) xfce4-session (4.10.0-3 -> 4.10.0-6)
Immediately (even during the update) there are a lot of warnings from GConf. I'm not sure if they're relevant.
[2012-11-01 10:27] (gconftool-2:6535): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: [2012-11-01 10:27] /usr/bin/dbus-launch terminated abnormally with the following error: No protocol specified [2012-11-01 10:27] Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.
I'm not sure whether this is a bug or some misconfiguration or something else.
Any ideas how I can track down and fix the problem?
Last edited by bhrgunatha (2012-11-01 05:49:36)
A workaround for the busy cursor not to show up which won't solve whatever is causing it is to change
in firefox's desktop file.
You might be having some theme issues.
You might be right about StartupNotify. I'll give that a try and see what the effect is.
Thanks for the suggestion