View Full Version : [other] testing mir display server, how to get rid of red arrow following cursor?

June 5th, 2013, 08:39 PM
Hi, I've followed that instruction to install mir server:


and everything works great, except there is a big red arrow following my mouse. Anyone knows how to disable it?
When I move my mouse slowly its right where cursor is, but when I move my mouse faster it get desynchronized and it's really annoying

Thanks in advance.

June 5th, 2013, 09:50 PM
I can't answer your question. I do have a question for you: that page says "lsmod | grep drm", but not what the output should be. Should it contains the letters "mesa", or ... ?

On my Intel GPU system, I get

sander@hapee:~$ lsmod | grep drm
drm_kms_helper 49394 1 i915
drm 286313 5 i915,drm_kms_helper

Is that good for MIR, or ... ?

June 5th, 2013, 09:55 PM

I'm using laptop with dual graphic (intel hd3000 + nvidia 520m) and my output is:

drm_kms_helper 49082 2 i915,nouveau
drm 295908 5 ttm,i915,drm_kms_helper,nouveau

so I think your output is quite ok. hope that helps.

June 5th, 2013, 10:59 PM
That sounds like something that was called mouse trails on another OS. Have you installed any tweaking utilities?

June 6th, 2013, 01:58 AM
pawloch; Big red arrow:
Mouse mark desktop effect (??)
key combo ctl+shift+meta for the start of that mouse
key combo again to mark the end ...

and I hope that key combo once more to remove that red arrow ....

seen this on another post

hope this helps