RoundDuckMan
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Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:10 am

I need help. Every time I download a new copy of Raspbian, when I go to the desktop, the cursor flickers like nuts, especially after the cursor changes shape, like when something's loading. It's annoying. Can anyone fix this? :/

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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:43 am

You could try the HW cursor code I wrote. You will need to build and install it. I've still not got round to fixing the issues flagged up when I tried to submit it to the source repo (works fine , formatting only)

It's here

https://github.com/JamesH65/xf86-video- ... i_hwcursor

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RoundDuckMan
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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:20 pm

How do you build the source code?

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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:34 pm

Oh wait I found them on the github link you gave me, thanks! :D

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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:13 am

It didn't fix it, the cursor is flickering even more than last time, and by the way, I did all steps. Help?

RoundDuckMan
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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:33 am

Well, I reinstalled raspbian, did updates, and now I'm back at square one.
The cursor now flickers like in the past, where it's after launching the Pi Store, instead flickering from boot-up like from the driver you wanted me to install. I need to make a few notes about this bug:
1. begins from Pi Store
2. when loading store, the cursor changes to a cursor with its loading icon in the lower right-hand corner of the cursor, then it flickers

If you need more evidence, I'll post some pictures soon. By the way, where do you do bug reports for Raspbian?

EDIT: If you wonder about the wierd post times, that's because I live in America. XD
EDIT No. 2: The flickering also happens when the normal loading logo appears, and the weird cursor with the loading logo in the lower left-hand part of the cursor also appears in some other loading situations as well.

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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:46 am

RoundDuckMan wrote:I need help. Every time I download a new copy of Raspbian, when I go to the desktop, the cursor flickers like nuts, especially after the cursor changes shape, like when something's loading. It's annoying. Can anyone fix this? :/
i didn't tried, but i found something like this... adding

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vt.cur_default=1
or

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vt.global_cursor_default=0
to the end of /boot/cmdline.txt can change the blinking behaviour of the cursor...
maybe it works like suggested.
(see http://www.friendlyarm.net/forum/topic/2998)
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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:05 am

RoundDuckMan wrote:It didn't fix it, the cursor is flickering even more than last time, and by the way, I did all steps. Help?
Hmm. Not the cursor code itself then, but something is making the cursor flash. Odd that no-one else has reported this. Have you tried a different mouse?
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RoundDuckMan
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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:03 pm

@ jamesh I've tried that. Nothing happened.
@ beta-tester I might try that soon.

RoundDuckMan
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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:24 pm

beta-tester wrote:
RoundDuckMan wrote:I need help. Every time I download a new copy of Raspbian, when I go to the desktop, the cursor flickers like nuts, especially after the cursor changes shape, like when something's loading. It's annoying. Can anyone fix this? :/
i didn't tried, but i found something like this... adding

Code: Select all

vt.cur_default=1
or

Code: Select all

vt.global_cursor_default=0
to the end of /boot/cmdline.txt can change the blinking behaviour of the cursor...
maybe it works like suggested.
(see http://www.friendlyarm.net/forum/topic/2998)
It didn't work.

RoundDuckMan
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Re: Flickering Cursor in Raspbian

Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:21 pm

By the way, I'm using a model B 512mb Raspberry Pi.

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