Mouse pointer invisible in Gnome2

Shantanoo shantanoo at
Sat Sep 4 14:02:14 PDT 2004

On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 14:01:09 -0700, Paul Smith <stork at> wrote:
> I installed 4.10 with XF86 4.3 and Gnome2 on my IBM Thinkpad 600X laptop,
> which has a Neomagic video card.  I used ncurses to configure
> /etc/X11/XF86Config.  Everything went fine except when I brought up Gnome
> the mouse pointer was nowhere to be seen.  The mouse was working because
> when I moved it icons it evidently passed across would light up.  The mouse
> pointer was invisible.
> On the same machine 5.2.1 freezes up when I xinit.  Control-Alt-Backspace,
> Alt-F2 and all other commands known to me do nothing.  To close it I had to
> unplug the power cable and remove the battery, not a preferred method to
> shut down.
> Red Hat 9 installs and runs perfectly (apart from the Lucent modem), and
> Gnome has a mouse pointer!  An OS from Redmond which will remain Gnomeless
> installs and runs perfectly.
> I really like 4.10.  How can I make the mouse pointer visible like in Red
> Hat?
> Paul Smith
> semenbank at

# XFree86 -configure

Check whether you mouse is working properly or not. Then change the
corresponding section in your current working file.


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