Mouse cursor turns invisible on volume change

asked 2015-07-01 06:32:38 -0500

decohere gravatar image

updated 2015-07-01 18:54:30 -0500

I have just updated from Fedora 20 to Fedora 22 (through 21). I have a pair of wireless USB headphones (Creative Rage) with a volume control dial. They still work fine, but if (and only if) I change the volume using the volume control dial, the mouse cursor now turns invisible. It's still there, in the sense that moving it will still highlight buttons with focus etc. Moving the cursor to the title bar at the top of the screen causes it to reappear. Does anyone have any idea how I might investigate this further, or a possible fix? Thank you

I'm using GNOME 3.16.2, with kernel 4.0.6-300 and the proprietary nvidia drivers using the re-packaged drivers from rpmfusion. The headphone sound card shows up as:

2 [Wireless ]: USB-Audio - SB Tactic3D Rage Wireless Creative Technology Ltd. SB Tactic3D Rage Wireless at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2, ful

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Welcome to ask.fedora. I can't help you with Gnome, as I don't use it, but I do have an idea that might help, but I need a little more information. Specifically, how did you install the nVidia drivers? Did you install the binary blob from nVidia, or did you use the re-packaged drivers from rpmfusion? Either edit your question or add a comment because you're only allowed to add one answer to any question.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-07-01 15:14:47 -0500 )edit

Hi sideburns, thank you for the interest. I use the repackaged drivers from rpmfusion. However, I have just discovered (see edited question) that it occurs when I change the volume using my headset (and now feel rather silly for not noticing sooner!). I think this might make the culprit more likely to be GNOME than nVidia, but would be interested in your view. Apologies if I've wasted your time on this.

decohere gravatar imagedecohere ( 2015-07-01 18:54:45 -0500 )edit

It's quite possible that it's Gnome-related, but don't worry, you didn't waste anybody's time. Part of troubleshooting is eliminating dead ends, and at least we know your video drivers aren't part of the problem.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-07-01 19:14:21 -0500 )edit

USB audio support is quite hard in my experience :(

Federico gravatar imageFederico ( 2015-07-25 06:34:37 -0500 )edit