So I just built a new system and was thinking of changing things up from my normal Fedora systems. Thus I downloaded the latest KDE spin of Manjaro and in the live environment it appears that the mouse cursor is not visible. It is there as I can get various portions of the DE to respond when the cursor happens to get the right part of the screen but the cursor itself in not visible. Any thoughts?
Also the hardware I am running is this:
AMD Ryzen 7700X
XFX RX 7900XT
32 GB DDR5 memory
Logitech G502 mouse
Yes, same issue here with a 7900 XTX. My advice is do the install then when you boot up pull up the terminal and run:
sudo pacman -R xf86-video-amdgpu
After that is removed then reboot. That fixed it for me. May not be the best solution but it works for a temp fix until it can be fixed properly. It’s the only thing I found so far that doesn’t involve attempting to patch the driver while the mouse is invisible. And I’m not sure that would work as the patch solution I found was from Sept 2022. So, a few months before the 7900 XT(X) was even out. And I would think that patch would already be incorporated into the latest driver release as that was 5 months ago now.
Yeah, I’m not sure if it’s an AMD thing or not. I’ve read that the problem goes away under Wayland desktop session. It might be a X11 driver specific problem. At any rate, I do hope AMD improves their Linux driver support. Instead of putting out their own half baked drivers I wish that they would just support Mesa more.
(sorry can’t include links in my post, but it’s another thread here that’s useful)
After that and rebooting, I had the cursor back and I could finally get to SDDM to change the session type for my auto login account. Then I reverted the config change and rebooted again, and I have a cursor and my config is stock other than that huge change to Wayland.
Core i5-12600KF, Radeon 7900 XT. I’d been using HoloISO on a HTPC and wanted to try a Linux desktop, and this was what I chose. Kind of jarring out of the box to have to drop to the terminal right away but it’s fine. At least this works.
I’ve been running SWCursor on amdgpu for a fw years now.
Never saw any reason to remove it.
Folks really shouldnt avoid amdgpu in general … then you are just missing out on youor cards full features.
In case anyone wants a peak…