[kde-linux] Request Speculation

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Jul 17 06:10:43 UTC 2005

Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:
> SuSE9.3/KDE3.4.0 Level "b"
> I find that the cursor disappears from my desktop at seemingly random times.  
> The only way that I have found to restore the cursor is CTRL-ALT-Backspace 
> followed by restarting KDE.
> The desktop had been running without this problem since 4/22/05.  It just 
> started a few days ago.
> Has anyone else noticed this behavior and found a solution?

You might have a hardware issue with your mouse.  A broken cord would be 
a possibility.

However, if the mouse is accidentally unplugged the mouse cursor 
shouldn't disappear from the screen.  IAC, when this happens switch to a 
virtual console <Ctrl><Alt><F1> and then back to the X session 
<Ctrl><Alt><F7> and see if that fixes the problem.

X doesn't run the mouse driver as a separate process so you can't check 
that, but you might want to see if 'gpm' is still running.


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