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#1 2016-03-21 19:46:19

donjajo
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Mouse Disappears after unlock

I use xfce4 and lightdm, each time my screen goes blank after idle time is reached and I relogin, the mouse pointer becomes invisible but active. You can click and right click but you cant see the mouse pointer itself

System: Debian Stretch
Kernel: 4.4.0-1

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#2 2016-03-22 02:04:46

ToZ
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

Hello and welcome.

donjajo wrote:

my screen goes blank after idle time is reached and I relogin,

Are you using light-locker as your screensaver? If so, try disabling light-locker and to replicate the effect, install xscreensaver, then see if the problem persists. This may be an issue with light-locker.


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#3 2016-03-22 05:42:09

donjajo
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

Yes, I'm using light-locker and have uninstalled now and install gdm3 and xscreensaver...let me see how it goes.

Thanks

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#4 2016-03-23 08:13:19

minikdo
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

donjajo wrote:

I use xfce4 and lightdm, each time my screen goes blank after idle time is reached and I relogin, the mouse pointer becomes invisible but active. You can click and right click but you cant see the mouse pointer itself

System: Debian Stretch
Kernel: 4.4.0-1

Hi. I have exactly the same issue on Stretch.

dominik

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#5 2016-03-23 14:31:53

donjajo
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

any solution? because I hate this xscreensaver...its too ugly

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#6 2016-03-23 15:15:42

ToZ
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

donjajo wrote:

any solution? because I hate this xscreensaver...its too ugly

If it works with xscreensaver, then the problem is most likely with light-locker. You should file a bug report with them or through the Debian bug tracker.

As a potential workaround using light-locker, try Ctrl+Alt+F1 and back to your gui terminal, which I believe is Ctrl+Alt+F7, to see if the mouse cursor returns.


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#7 2016-03-23 15:17:37

donjajo
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

Too bad, my F7 key is broken, already switched to ssdm as DM with the xscreensaver

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#8 2016-03-23 16:41:00

minikdo
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=815135

xset dpms force off 
restores my cursor.

d

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#9 2016-07-01 14:47:29

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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

minikdo wrote:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=815135

xset dpms force off 
restores my cursor.

d

Thanks for solution, I have same issue with Debian Stretch Xfce, and this works great.

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#10 2016-07-01 23:17:06

ozjd
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Re: Mouse Disappears after unlock

This has been a known issue for some time with Light-locker and xorg-x11-server. There are bug reports all over the place but no solution yet, e.g. https://github.com/the-cavalry/light-locker/issues/80 and https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94677

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