I just installed Arch on a new hard drive on a Macbook Pro. I am using the subtle window manager. For some reason, my cursor arrow is cut in half so that only the top half is visible. This is the case with all cursors (i.e. the pointer cursor, the text bar cursor, etc). It's like, if the cursor had a clipping rectangle to draw in, the cursor is being drawn not in the center but halfway out the bottom.
The weird thing is that this has never happened before, and it didn't even happen when I installed arch + subtle on another harddrive in exactly the same computer.
What can I do to fix this? It's only a cosmetic issue, but I'd like to get it fixed if possible. I hope this isn't a duplicate.
Last edited by kens (2013-01-29 02:44:28)
Ok, I got a screenshot. However, the screenshot I took doesn't show that the cursor is cut.
I installed a new cursor theme (the "Neutral" one from the official repositories) and it has a bar taken out of the middle of it, and the strip is transparent. Still GIMP's screenshotter doesn't see it. I took a screenshot, then made a copy and edited it to look like what I see on the screen to give you an idea:
The one on the left is not what I see, but what GIMP sees when it took the screenshot. The one on the right is my edit, and that's exactly what I see on the screen.
Also I tried reinstalling the xorg-server package but that didn't fix the problem.
Last edited by kens (2013-01-25 23:03:54)
Err... it just fixed itself. No idea why. Hopefully it won't come back.
...And it came back. Looks like I'll have to live with it.
Hm that is really weird. I recently got the same issue on my MacBook Pro 4,1. However, in my case the top half of the cursor is missing.
It occurs when using gnome-shell but also for instance in Virtualbox. When I take a screenshot, it's fine.
It first occured in the beginning of this week. Then, suddenly, the next day it was fine and it didn't come back for several days and now suddenly it's back. And it's really quite annoying :S
Any ideas? Might it be something with Xorg, or is it my graphics card?
@tschuliaen are you using the nouveau drivers or proprietary nvidia? I'm using the nouveau drivers, I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
@kens: I'm pretty sure I'm using nouveau. I'll try the nvidia next, good idea!
@kens: So I switched to nvidia, and that did solve the issue. And also, I was suprised how well the drivers work, even with the gnome display settings for multiple monitors!
Glad that the fix is known. I'm sticking with nouveau because the nvidia drivers make my TTYs a horrible resolution, and if I close and open the lid of the computer, it actually gets fixed until I reboot.
Since we know both temporary and permanent fixes, I'll mark this as solved. Thanks.