[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
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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