Mouse cursor becomes glitched upon drag and drop, with HWE installed. [$50]

Bug #1430587 reported by Shaawin Vsingam on 2015-03-11
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Bug Description

When having the Ubuntu 14.04.2 HWE installed. After performing a drag and drop of a file from say Downloads to Documents, the mouse cursor becomes glitched, whereby there are two mouse cursors meshed together with the icon of the file moved.

Other Notes:

- Also occurs with drag and drop from slingshot to plank.

- Must be related to X or Intel driver.

- Appears normal when trying to screenshot, therefore external picture taken and attached.

- Cursor still works, but only the leftmost one.

- Reproducible every time, atleast on my side.

Shaawin Vsingam (shaawin95) wrote :
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-03-11
Changed in elementaryos:
status: New → Confirmed
milestone: none → freya-rc1
Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten) wrote :

This appears not to be specifically related to Files code.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in plank:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in slingshot:
status: New → Invalid
summary: Mouse cursor becomes glitched upon drag and drop, with HWE installed.
+ [$50]
tags: added: bounty
Marcus Wichelmann (l-admin-3) wrote :

Same problem here. The second cursor is away if I move the cursor to another screen and back.
The indication error does not appear when a screencast using eidete is running.

no longer affects: plank
no longer affects: pantheon-files
no longer affects: slingshot
Cody (stillcms) wrote :

Yep that happens to me too!

I've seen this happen in Ubuntu 14.10 and Nautilus, so it likely isn't specific to elementary OS.

alevip (alevip) wrote :

The bug has reappeared on the stable release of Freya today, 2015-04-11.

Moch Sholichudin (ms-patrik99) wrote :

Fixing this problem is rather too easy. Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following command:

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

source : http://itsfoss.com/invisible-mouse-cursor-ubuntu-1310/

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-04-27
Changed in elementaryos:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Maxzeroedge (maxzeroedge) wrote :

Actually.
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false
didn't work for me. But as soon as I changed that false to true, it was fixed.

Gabriel Couto (gmcouto) wrote :

"Actually.
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false
didn't work for me. But as soon as I changed that false to true, it was fixed."
Thanks... this bugs was nagging me out.

mu1 (m-u1) wrote :

Thanks - solved it for me too.

Rafael Alves (rafaotec) wrote :

I've tried but not solved for me. I'm using a notebook samsung ativ book 2.

surfboard (fribeiro1) wrote :

thanks, solved here too

ralleon (ralleon) wrote :

Same problem here on Elementary OS Freya (installed on Intel Desktop Board D425)

Agree with: "gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false didn't work for me. But as soon as I changed that false to true, it was fixed."

but then after restarting Freya, the mouse cursor problem is back again

"Actually.
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false
didn't work for me. But as soon as I changed that false to true, it was fixed."
Thanks... this bugs was nagging me out.

James0r (james-auble2) wrote :

"Actually.
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false
didn't work for me. But as soon as I changed that false to true, it was fixed."

This does work to give me my normal cursor back, but upon doing one of the mentioned tasks in the first post i get cursor distortion again while drag-n-dropping. Once i drop the item the cursor is back to normal. However, after rebooting the original behavior is back. I find this to be quite a big bug seeing as it affects all the mentioned tasks in the first post which are common tasks. The fact that it affects pantheon-files is particularly annoying seeing how many drag-n-drop tasks I do day to day.

In the meantime i'm using Nemo --no-desktop and it seems to be a good replacement but I'd love to switch back to pantheon-files once this bug is fixed, it's a really nice looking functional file manager.

Randy (randyklein) wrote :

I'm also seeing this exact same issue.

Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) wrote :

Still there here too. Core i7 IntelHD.

Freya up to date so I guess 0.3.1 (0.3 on installation)

Installed manually 3.19 kernel.

Xorg-edgers ppa activated.

Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) wrote :

Fixed :

- ppa-purge xorg-edgers

- removed all lts-utopic related packages through synaptic

- ran in terminal : sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-core-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-vivid libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-vivid

Big thank you to Hadi Skeini https://plus.google.com/112809610336884273312/posts/N4heSGARJp5

Elementary Frey doesn't have fix for this issue til now and and assigned to any one. For temporary solution, bounty source closed the issue as solved.

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