Sunday, May 25, 2014

Solution for: Mouse cursor disappears when starting i3 with gnome-settings-daemon (in Arch Linux)

In my arch installation, whenever I start the i3 (or awesome) window manager as a gnome-session (which starts gnome-settings-daemon), the mouse cursor disappears. It is there, since I can click on things, but not visible. It is possible that the same problem exists when other window managers are started (other than gnome shell), but I have not tested with other window managers.

The solution turns out to be to run the following command:

 gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false  

That makes the mouse cursor visible again.

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