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GNOME Boxes has no cursor in Wayland

asked 2018-12-02 05:45:18 -0500

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When switching to X11, the cursor shows up but not under Wayland. Is there a fix for this in Fedora or is this a Wayland/GNOME bug?

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answered 2018-12-02 09:19:32 -0500

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Perhaps it could be a bug as you say. Check it out at bugzilla, in case file this bug.

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Yup, here's the bug right here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-...

Apparently it was opened a month ago with no reply from the maintainers. The no cursor bug is not really a big deal since the cursor will show up after you install the OS in Boxes.

cim gravatar imagecim ( 2018-12-02 16:08:19 -0500 )edit

I would suggest using virtual machine manager instead. It is not easy to use as boxes, but gives you full control over the virtual machine.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-02 18:14:58 -0500 )edit

I've used Virtual Box before but when it comes to Fedora, I'd like to use as low packages as I could.

cim gravatar imagecim ( 2018-12-02 20:57:05 -0500 )edit

Virtual Machine Manager is not the same as Virtualbox. Package name is virt-manager.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-12-02 21:44:20 -0500 )edit

I haven't used virt-manager, only virtual box.

cim gravatar imagecim ( 2018-12-02 21:46:56 -0500 )edit

@cim, not sure what you mean with "low packages" but virt-manager is a great alternative to the basic Gnome Boxes to run and manage QEMU, KVM virtual machines.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-12-03 10:17:16 -0500 )edit
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Let's explain a little bit better. Both virt-manager and Boxes are two different graphical interface to qemu/kvm virtual machines. The former is quite advanced and flexible, the latter aims at beginners for its simplicity, yet both should accomplish the same task. Emulating under qemu gives essentially native speed and full system integration, while virtualbox, that is a different emulating system, is something written by other people not so closely related to fedora and linux (not that this system is bad either).

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-03 13:57:28 -0500 )edit

"Emulating under qemu gives essentially native speed and full system integration"

Kinda like GPU passthrough?

cim gravatar imagecim ( 2018-12-04 14:54:50 -0500 )edit

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