No Mouse Pointer on CentOS 5

  • There is a bug with numerous NVidia graphics chips that causes the mouse pointer to be invisible in GNOME and GDM when the Hardware Cursor (HWCursor) is enabled.

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add the following configuration line

Section "Device"
   Driver "nv"
   Option "HWCursor" "off"
 EndSection
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