Mouse invisible after video card swap [closed]

asked 2018-06-18 17:15:04 -0500

tachi gravatar image

I had to change my video card to an older one :( Now I have a lot of issues with Fedora 28.

At login screen I don't see a mouse pointer, after login the pointer appears. I can work a while but then the system freezes and I'm left with a black screen with a stuck pointer. If I wait long enough I can continue or I get a sad face with a message saying: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again. When I click on the Log Out button the system freezes again and stays that way. So I have to do hard reset.

I can also choose "GNOME on Xorg" as login option instead of "GNOME" which seems to work (better).

What can I do to make my mouse pointer visible again? And how is this related to my video card swap?

Current system specifications: Gigabyte motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R (BIOS release F6) NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT (G73) video card CPU Intel i7-930

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tachi
close date 2018-07-02 12:11:32.287972


should look to see if wayland is disabled. it might present a problem, for the older card. when you login to gnome on xorg, is the pointer visible? What driver version are you running? rpm, proprietary or open source nouveau? help me help you, with that information, so I can direct you to a successful resolution.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-06-18 18:09:52 -0500 )edit

Where can I find if Wayland is en-/disabled? The pointer is only invisible at the login screen. I have to move and select with tab and space. After login (both "GNOME" and "GNOME on Xorg") the pointer appears. Before I had a newer NVIDIA video card. I think that one used nouveau. How can I check the current driver and version?

tachi gravatar imagetachi ( 2018-06-19 08:29:54 -0500 )edit

in a terminal, type lsmod | grep nouveau and if nothing is returned, type lsmod | grep nvidia. One of those commands should return information, if the nouveau modules are loaded, you might consider installing a driver from nvidia, from rpms, or downloading a proprietary driver. There are a lot of posts on this website dealing with nvidia drivers showing how to install.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-06-19 10:00:00 -0500 )edit

Hmm, it seems the problem has resolved itself with the latest (kernel) update. The mouse is visible again at the login screen. I think there will be no answer then. I got a new problem but I think it is unrelated. During boot I get a message "nvmem registration failed"

tachi gravatar imagetachi ( 2018-06-25 17:04:47 -0500 )edit

getting same error, reported to bugzilla, fix in the next kernel update.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-06-25 19:12:52 -0500 )edit