Fedora :: Compiz Mouse Cursor Bug Made Worse With Recent Updates?
Feb 7, 2011
Compiz seems to have had a bug where, upon using Compiz as the window manager, the mouse cursor would refuse to properly change after selecting a new theme. The workaround (altering the index.theme in/usr/share/icons/default) used to be a way around the issue... that is, until the latest Nautilus updates. Now even that won't let the cursor change, and I'm stuck with the issue of a Bluecurve cursor inside applications, but the default dmz-aa cursor on the desktop. Has anyone else found a way around this bug?
I've been looking for an option to turn off for this, but haven't found any, and Google hasn't been helpful.When I switch windows with alt-tab, or a window requests focus, compiz warps my mouse cursor to that window. How do I make it stop?
Anyone else notice that the recent updates have trashed Swiftfox? Here's the error message: Quote: MozPlugger: Error: Too many types (32) for handler 22 (application/vnd.sun.xml.writer:sxw:OpenOffice Writer 6.0 documents)
Opera, Seamonkey and Firefox all work fine and if I open Firefox and then open Swiftfox, it's working just fine, so apparently FF handles the OpenOffice, etc., issues for it. It still fails if you have opened Seamonkey or Opera first.
where I can find a list of Fedora 9 kernel updates (i.e. the updates that come through yum update) along with the dates they were released? I'd like to know when the last kernel I have installed (126.96.36.199-108.fc9.x86_64) was publicly released.
I have a machine with a fresh install of fc14. When I first created the machine about 3 weeks ago I could attache my iPhone 3GS and FC14 (gnome) would detect it and I could use shotwell and rhythmbox fine. Ya!
Now as of about 1.5 weeks ago, when I plug in my phone I get a pop up with : Unable to mount Brian's iPhone DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus) dmesg doesn't show any errors, just that an iPhone was attached. Is this just me or are others seeing this? Any ideas as to what might be wrong?
I have official Compiz Fusion running on my Fedora 13 64-bit. I also installed some custom cursor themes and I'm seeing some strange behaviour. When mouse is on my Desktop the custom cursor theme is replaced by the default one. When I launch Firefox, for example, and move cursor inside Firefox window, then my custom cursor is being shown. Also, if I go to resize some window the custom "resize cursor" is being shown, or if system is processing something then custom hourglass cursor is shown again.
Basically while on Desktop or Gnome panels the custom cursor is being replaced by the default Fedora cursor. This only happens when I choose Compiz as my window manager. With metacity my custom cursor theme is behaving properly. Is it possible to make Compiz Fusion not to mess with my cursor theme? Or maybe it is a Compiz bug?
Ok, this indeed is a bug, but I'm not sure if it's a Gnome or Compiz bug. Here is a fix (a bad one for now) which might save someone time. The credit for this does not belong to me, I got it form this link. So, here it goes:
1. Install gconf-editor by running "yum -y install gconf-editor" 2. Change your windows manager to metacity temporarily 3. Change your cursor theme to the desired custom one 4. Run gconf-editor and go to "desktop->gnome->peripherals->mouse" and remember the value of "cursor theme" option this gconf-editor branch. 5. Create directory with name "default" in "/home/yourUserName/.icons/" directory. 6. Inside newly created "default" directory create file with name "index.theme" with the following content:
Code: [Icon Theme] Name = <anything you want> Comment = <anything you want> Example = <anything you want> Inherits = <THEME NAME YOU FOUND IN STEP 4>
7. After saving the file re-enable Compiz as your window manager and logout/login to your account. The problem with this fix is that you will have to modify "index.theme" file every time you will want to change your icon theme, but it works nevertheless.
For some reason the mouse curser starts out in the middle of the screen after booting as normal but as soon as i move it, it gets stuck in the top left corner of the screen.It still responds to clicks and i can sometimes see it "wants" to move but itets repositioned into that corner.he problem exists in the live-cd session as well as in the installed session.I looked into the Xorg.0.log file and it said something along the lines of:Code:HID XXXX:XXXX: failed to initialize for relative axesI suspect this to be the culprit, yet i've never had any problems with the mouse in any other operating system (writing from kubuntu 9.10 right now) and i've used most of the popular ones.Is there anything i can do about it? Seems that X is doing things differently in Fedora... There's got to be some switch or something.
I finally got around to installing Fedora 15 on my HTPC. I noticed that the mouse cursor starts in the upper left corner of the screen as soon as the login screen appears. This means that after login, if I only used the keyboard so far, the Gnome Shell overlay starts immediately.This is at most an interesting quirk until I try to set XMBC to automatically launch. Now I have to press <Esc> or move the mouse to de-activate the overlay before I can use the program.Is this mouse cursor thing intended behaviour, is there some software fix, or is it a hardware quirk? I have a Radeon HD 4650 graphics card (Smolt profile).
Running FC13 on Dell E6410. Everything was great until I ran the latest update about a week back. I started to see (or actually not see) that after resume from sleep the mouse cursor will disappear. It is there, just not work showing. If i click on left click on the desktop I get the menu, I can also "see" going over windows from time to time as I move it. I'm currently running 188.8.131.52-147.fc13.i686.PAE I think previously it was /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-124.fc13.i686.PAE Nvidia driver is 195.36.31
Recently I install KDE session on Ubuntu Lucid. Result, really weird and annoying. On the ubuntu desktop, for some reason some Compiz setting on enabled and there is no way yet of me disabling it. Such as which I'm really trying to disable, 'Place Windows'.
After not having used Ubuntu for a few months now, I want to make up a new LiveCD and possibly a bootable USB. The times I have done this in the past, the installations don't include recent updates which need to be downloaded and installed once the system is running. (Understandably)
1) Does Ubuntu update the downloadable ISO periodically to include recent updates?
...for example: Now that it is January (ie. some 3 months after release of Karmic in October '09 and some 200-300Meg+ of updates required since that time), will I be downloading an ISO from Ubuntu that has recent updates already as part of it, or will it still require updates to be downloaded and installed once Ubuntu is running on the computer?
2) If the downloadable ISO has not been updated since Oct '09, is there a way of making a LiveCD/bootable USB that has up-to-date updates already installed? (if you know what I mean?) ....and is this process relatively simple?
I'm trying to update Karmic to Lucid. I try to update Karmic to the most recent update before I upgrade I get this error. W: GPG error: [URL] karmic Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 5A9A06AEF9CB8DB0
I'm running ubuntu 10.04 (via wubi-installer) on a lenovo g560. I was quite comfortable on ubuntu and thought about switching from win7. I was proud, because i fixed a problem (almost) myself. My speakers and headphones were playing sound simultaniously, so i followed this solutionsNow i lost my faith: Since yesterday, my sound is totally gone. I assume, this problem appeared because of some recent "updates" i blindly accepted. Now, i have no idea where to start...aplay -l: "no soundcard found..."lspci -v: i seem to have two soundcards:
Code: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05) Subsystem: Lenovo Device 38af
Now many kde3 related apps crashes, forcing me to xkill and kill PID.I can't duplicate konqueror windows anymore, using the blue "k" icon top right. The window freezes. In Slack64 13.0, i even have a 100% cpu usage.Kwrite crashes from time to time.Erasing a file can crash konqueror etc.. Should i recompile all kde3 ? Should i recompile qt3 ?
I am running sid. A few days ago I ran an update which killed 3D. I followed this thread to get 3D support back. However I failed to hold those packages so I suspect a subsequent upgrade undid all that work. Now what is happening is that I do not have X starting at all. These are the relevant nvidia, mesa and xserver files installed
ii libgl1-nvidia-alternatives-ia32 270.41.19-1 simplifies replacing MESA libGL with GPU vendor libraries (32-bit) ii libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32 270.41.19-1 NVIDIA binary OpenGL 32-bit libraries ii libglx-nvidia-alternatives 270.41.19-1 simplifies replacing Xorg module libglx.so with GPU vendor library ii nvidia-installer-cleanup 20110515+1 Cleanup after driver installation with the nvidia-installer .....
Yet when I run lsmod I get: nvidia 10710970 0 i2c_core 25601 14 adt7475,nvidia,tuner_simple,tda9887,tda8290,tea5767,tuner,cx8800,cx88xx,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom,v4l2_common,videodev,i2c_i801
I am missing something obvious in all of this. xserver-xorg-video-nvidia: Installed: (none) Candidate: 275.09.07-3 Version table: 275.09.07-3 0 [URL]
If anyone else is having problems with their HP Photosmart (c4580) multifunction after the latest updates, here's what I did to get mine working once again -
1. Uninstalled hplip (ALL versions including standard AND packman), this also automatically uninstalls hplip-hpcups (which seems to be the cause of the problems) and automatically re-instates hplip-hpijs instead.
2. Remove all installed printers in Yast and also check on http://localhost:631 to make sure they are all removed.
3. If you have (as I did) lots of annoying test pages spooled and waiting to be printed, reboot now to (hopefully) get rid of them.
4. Disable your firewall (through yast) and add allowed service - cups. You might want to restart it, but to save time/frustrations/headaches/smashing your computer and printer out of frustration I would leave it disabled until you have successfully achieved a test page printout!
5. Download hplip-3.9.6b.run from here - HP Linux Imaging and Printing and follow the install instructions. It should eventually bring up the GUI interface where you can detect your printer.
5a. If it doesn't find your printer in the scan, then you are most likely going to have problems. Make sure your firewall is disabled/allowed and that the printer is actually reachable (ie by ping or the web interface). If still not reachable, then you need to find out your printer's IP address and enter that in a browser and get it's hostname.....
I was quite pleased to see that Ubuntu 11.04 now loads and reads the contents of my iPhone 3GS. (Once I connect the phone to my netbook, Shotwell and Banshee would recognize the cell-phone and give me options to manage my data.Alas, that joy has been very short-lived. As of the most recent updates, something appears to have 'broken' this functionality. [TODAY's DATE: Monday, 30 May, 2011],
Now when I connect the phone Nautilus fails to mount it, and I consistently get the same error message: "DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error. NoReply:Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)"
I did a yum update to install quite a few updates to my Centos 5.3 x86_64 system. Updates included kernel and xen which required a reboot. It must be a month or so since I last updated. The updates seemed to go fine - but when the machine restarts it goes through the bios screens which seem to detect all the hard drives etc - but then the word "Grub" appears at the bottom of the bios screen - and the system hangs. It doesn't appear to respond to keyboard input. The system is using linux raid in case that is relevant.
I am able to boot a centos5.2 live CD and look at the Logical volumes - and all appears in order to my untrained eye. I have also mounted the /dev/mdo as /tmp/bootx (boot volume) and had a quick look at /tmp/bootx/grub/grub.conf and /tmp/bootx/grub/device.map and again - I can't spot any obvious problem. I note that before the updates - my default boot was "1" and now it is "0" though this appears reasonable because the xen and non-xen images seem to be listed in the opposite order to earlier updates. I have set it to boot non-xen by default - and this has always worked in the past.
I realise that the recent updates may be a coincidence - and whatever is wrong may have occurred earlier. I cannot think of anything I have done which could have broken grub though. I can probably restore my boot volume to the state it was before the updates. I should have a backup from this morning - as luck would have it. Is this a safe thing to do - or do I need to restore both boot and root to keep them consistent. I would prefer not to restore the root system unless I have to - as this would cause some data loss. However I need advice as to whether yum and other things will get confused if the boot volume is restored in isolation.
Openoffice.org apparently ignores the window manager altogether for questions of focus. This combined with opening lots of little dialogs and menus is making it almost unusable. (Over at openoffice.org, this has been answered with (essentially) "I use click to focus, so raising on focus is normal, so I'm putting at the lowest possible priority because it has nothing to do with usability.") The problem is that I use focus following the mouse, with click to raise. This is very convenient for copying between two windows and saves me a lot of time and energy, as I have to do this quite often. Current behavior, however, causes Openoffice.org to raise any window you happen to pass over, thus hiding the floating toolbar or dialog box that you were trying to click on. Worse, as the window you brushed by has gained focus, in most cases, the toolbar or dialog disappears entirely. The only solution is to move everything around so as to have a path to get to your toolbar/dialog without touching another window, or to minimize all but one openoffice document. Is there anyway to make Openoffice.org usable with this setting?
Is it possible to update a Live USB so that way when you use it to install to another computer it will install with the most recent updates? I want to install Lucid to my sister's computer, but it doesn't have internet so once its installed it's never getting updated again.
After the update on 7/03/10 edge+mouse button combo's don't work anymore, keyboard short cuts for the same function are still working. Example "Scale", keyboard short-cut ctrl-s working, edge+mouse button Right Edge - Right Mouse Button no action. Worked before...
I have been running my Canon Pixma MP460 for years on suse linux. Worked fine also after upgrade to suse 11.4. I was running MP460 using MP160 drivers as per some forum information when 460 drivers were not available. Some recent updates, however, have killed operation of my printer. Will not even print a test page. I have tried my old MP160 driver and variations of same and new MP460 drivers from CUPS-Gutenprint.
Consistent error message is: "The PPD version (134566257) is not compatible with Gutenprint 5.2.7."
I downgraded and upgraded CUPS. I have deleted and reinstalled many printer drivers for MP160 and MP460. I have run the "cups-genppdupdate.5.2" per the error log message and other cups update programs in the same directory. Keep getting same message. Printer works when I reboot to windows 7 so hardware has not failed.
System is: Suse 11.4 32 bit w/usb mp460 printer. Hate to bid farewell to my old faithful printer.
CC is now complete (didn't have access to the internet for 3 days so I couldn't upload it) but its working fine. Tested it out with an ISO and it works perfect. Rename to .deb and install it. Even though it says 11.04 - it works on any system with a problematic version of compiz. It is also harmless on a system without compiz although it does depend on it. cc-11.04.deb.zip
I have been doing alot of work in the terminal lately (mostly just for fun) and I was womdering is there a way to use the mouse cursor in the terminal? So I could select and copy/paste text? I know it can be done because I have seen it in slackware before.
Is there a somewhat straightforward way to get the name or pid of the application that is under the mouse's cursor? What I'm trying to do: This is just a "what if" at this point, I would like to run some script that would obtain the name/pid of any application that the mouse cursor is on, and use xte to assign different functions to different mouse buttons. For instance, assign a given button the Forward or Back function when the cursor is on a browser, but assign a scroll-left or scroll-right to the same button when it's on a spreadsheet. Is there any way to accomplish this, say, in a script that I could run at startup as a background process?