Building X

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Thu Sep 18 21:07:39 PDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 01:46:21PM +1000, Russell Shaw wrote:
> I built X from git. I get a stippled background when X starts but the
> mouse cursor is invisible. The mouse is working because i tested it
> with xev. I built and installed in this order:

commit e02f864fdf19a5ab1682336be343c57fdb69ef43
Author: Adam Jackson <ajax at>
Date:   Wed Aug 20 13:24:03 2008 -0400

    Suppress cursor display until the first XDefineCursor() request.
    Yes, this means the server will start without showing a cursor.  Pretty
    much any application that wants to interact with the mouse will define
    cursors, so this essentially just delays showing it until gdm (or
    whatever) loads.


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