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Synergy, no mouse cursor on Ubuntu 17.10

Published: 11-04-2018 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article

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Synergy is an application to control remote screens with your local mouse and keyboard over the network, cross platform. You could use Linux as your main OS and have a seperate box with Windows next to it, and use your Linux mouse to control windows. On Ubuntu 17.10 the mouse cursor is not visible, but does work. This snippet provides a fix. Hint, wayland is in the way.

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Log out to the Login screen, open the Cog menu and select "Ubuntu on Xorg" as the desktop session. Then the cursor is displayed. zx

The bug is reported here:

Tags: snippets , synergy , ubuntu