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[Bug 1517615] Re: Unity System Compositor --enable-hardware-cursor=true option no longer required.


This problem will occur if running vivid with the overlay PPA [1]. We
can't SRU this change to vivid since this will break users not using the
PPA. There is an option to put a modified version of LightDM in the PPA,
but I'm not going to do that as that will create a maintenance issue.

If this is an issue I think the best workaround is probably to set the
command for unity-system-compositor in lightdm.conf:


And then strip out the --enable-hardware cursor in this wrapper script.

[1] https://launchpad.net/~ci-train-ppa-service/+archive/ubuntu/stable-

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  Unity System Compositor --enable-hardware-cursor=true option no longer

Status in Light Display Manager:
  Fix Committed
Status in lightdm package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  Recently, Unity 8 provides its own cursor, so we no longer need the
  "--enable-hardware-cursor=true" option in unity-system-compositor.

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