Fedora 10 mouse pointer problem

I’ve just discovered that when intalling Fedora 10 on some computer causes this problem. Problem start from instalation: there is no pointer for mouse in Anaconda and further in the system. It is a little bit dificult but install system with keaboard only, then when system installed and running do the following steps to fix this issue:

# yum install system-config-display

Open system-config-display and just press “OK” button. It will generate xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.
Then open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and in section “Device” add following two lines

Option     "HWCursor"     "off"
Option     "SWcursor"     "True"

Save file and restart your X server. It have to work now.


  1. Thanks for the post, fixed the problem for me. I thought it was really weird that mouse cursor doesn’t show up…

  2. It didn’t work for me. I had to update FC 10 (there were many related updates) with ~1GB downloads and then it started working. 🙂

  3. Thanks for this post! Fixed it for me as well.
    I am running Fedora 10 on a VIA EPIA LN10000 and got a little worried here, but you saved my day.


  4. my prob. is not solve . my prob. steel so wht shud i do?. plzzzzz help me.. my friends


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