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[Bug 1390628] Re: Mouse pointer invisible after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10


Just to expand on the issue as an Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 user: the mouse
pointer is invisible on login screen (GDM 3.14.1), in overview and when
hovering over the top bar, left dock, "run" dialog (alt+F2),
notifications, message try or any context menu / drop-down list these
surfaces generate (GNOME Shell 3.14.3). It does, however, display
correctly on desktop surface as well as in all other applications.

The property `active` of  `gsettings set org.gnome.settings-
daemon.plugins.cursor' is indeed set to `true` but setting it to `false`
doesn't help (tried to reset, restart and finally reboot afterwards -
all to no avail).

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  Mouse pointer invisible after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10

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Bug description:
  After upgrading from Xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, the mouse pointer became
  invisible AFTER the user session start. This is why it looks like an
  XFCE problem (although it might be another problem with Xorg or the
  graphics stack triggered by XFCE).

  The mouse works perfectly in the login page, and when logging in with
  an user, it works fine when the XFCE logo is shown while starting the
  session, but afterwards, a graphics mode seems to change (I can see
  some activity in Xorg.log) and after that I can't see the mouse
  pointer anymore. The mouse works, the pointer is just invisible. I can
  even use it through VNC, I can see the VNC client showing the pointer
  perfectly too.

  This is rendering my computer virtually unusable.

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