Mir's hardware cursor (arrow) is drawn on top, even though we're not using it.

Reported by Daniel van Vugt on 2013-06-20
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This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mir
Critical
Robert Carr
Unity System Compositor
Critical
Chris Halse Rogers

Bug Description

Mir's hardware cursor (arrow) is drawn on top, even though we're not using it in unity-system-compositor/XMir.

Instead we're using the X software cursor. So Mir needs an API function to be told to hide the cursor. Or the smarts to do it automatically if it doesn't have ownership of the pointing device.

Related branches

lp:~robertcarr/mir/improve-cursor-configuration
Merged into lp:~mir-team/mir/trunk at revision 850
PS Jenkins bot: Approve (continuous-integration) on 2013-07-12
Alan Griffiths: Approve on 2013-07-12
Alexandros Frantzis: Approve on 2013-07-11
Robert Ancell: Approve on 2013-07-11
lp:~robertcarr/unity-system-compositor/disable-cursor
Merged into lp:unity-system-compositor at revision 39
Alan Griffiths: Approve on 2013-08-01
PS Jenkins bot: Approve (continuous-integration) on 2013-08-01
Robert Ancell: Approve on 2013-07-11
description: updated
Changed in unity-system-compositor:
assignee: nobody → Chris Halse Rogers (raof)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in mir:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity-system-compositor:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1192916

tags: added: package-qa-testing
Ritesh Khadgaray (khadgaray) wrote :

Additional note:

Using x230t h/w . This cursor responds to the nipple, but not to touchpad nor the touchscreen.

Same here. Using Ideapad z460. Responding to the usb mouse but not to touchpad.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Confirmed the TrackPoint (nipple) behaviour.

The Mir hardware cursor isn't meant to respond to anything when in XMir really. And even if it does, that will be solved with this bug.

Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

Can also confirm the "nipple" behaviour on my Thinkpad Edge

Mario Rugiero (mrugiero) wrote :

Ohhh, cursor! I tried to look for the bug to avoid making a duplicate, but only "mouse pointer" came to mind, and none of the results for that search were at all related to the bug.

kevin gunn (kgunn72) wrote :

i know alot of folks like this as a "watermark" to know they are running xmir - but it is annoying.
possibly add a little timer to disable it (best of both worlds)
we do need to turn this off for 13.10

Changed in mir:
importance: Medium → Critical
Changed in unity-system-compositor:
importance: Medium → Critical
Robert Carr (robertcarr) on 2013-07-10
Changed in mir:
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Robert Carr (robertcarr)
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:mir at revision None, scheduled for release in mir, milestone 0.0.7

Changed in mir:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in mir:
milestone: none → 0.0.7
Changed in mir:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:unity-system-compositor at revision 39, scheduled for release in unity-system-compositor, milestone Unknown

Changed in unity-system-compositor:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-system-compositor:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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