Invisible Mouse Pointer!!

During the InstallFest we faced a weird problem. The mouse was working but the mouse pointer was invisible. It was M$ optical mouse with nVidia video driver. So we first added the mouse device in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"

EndSection

Then we added the most crucial line in the nVidia driver section of xorg.conf. By default, HWCursor is on.

Section "Device"

.......
Driver "nv"

Option "HWCursor" "Off" #New option

EndSection

For more details of options of nVidia video driver “nv” see #man nv

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One response to “Invisible Mouse Pointer!!

  1. This saved me some grief. Thanks!
    I shall look around to find out what HWCursor is, but setting it to Off has fixed it for me 🙂
    Thanks one again.