Devuan bug report logs - #112
slim: No mouse/cursor in GUI

Package: slim; Maintainer for slim is Devuan Dev Team <>;

Reported by: Gordon Haverland <>

Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 21:03:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: ascii

Done: KatolaZ <>

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Subject: bug#112: slim: No mouse/cursor in GUI
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Package: slim
Version: 1.3.6-5+devuan4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

This was a new installation of Devuan/Jessie that was
immediately upgraded to Devuan/Ascii.  The disk containing
the old Debian/Jessie is not currently mounted.   The initial
install was via the Devuan Jessie DVD.

There is a forum thread of this problem at

Viewing the slim GUI login screen, there is no obvious mouse/cursor.
Unplugging and replugging in USB mouse did not change this.

System is a Dell Optiplex 740 SFF, with the 70-ish GB SATA drive
replaced with a 250 GB SSD.  The original installation was to a single
41 GB ext4 partition, and that was upgraded to Devuan/Ascii.  A set of
other partions mostly formatted as btrfs, ext4 and ext2 was set up to
receive copies of the appropriate parts of the Devuan/Ascii filesystem
(/, /usr, /var, /home are btrfs; /boot, /tmp, /var/log are ext2).

Installing gpm showed that the mouse would work on the console.
Installing lightdm and setting that as the default, produced a
mouse/cursor in the GUI.

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-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux 2.0 (ascii)
Release:	2.0
Codename:	ascii

Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages slim depends on:
ii  consolekit             0.4.6-6
ii  dbus                   1.10.18-1+devuan2.3
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.61
ii  libc6                  2.24-12
ii  libck-connector0       0.4.6-6
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.10.18-1+devuan2.3
ii  libfontconfig1         2.11.0-6.7+b1
ii  libfreetype6           2.6.3-3.2
ii  libgcc1                1:7.1.0-7
ii  libjpeg62-turbo        1:1.5.1-2
ii  libpam0g               1.1.8-3.6
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.50-2+deb8u3
ii  libstdc++6             7.1.0-7
ii  libx11-6               2:1.6.4-3
ii  libxext6               2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii  libxft2                2.3.2-1+b2
ii  libxmu6                2:1.1.2-2
ii  libxrandr2             2:1.5.1-1
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.10-1
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.2.8.dfsg-5

Versions of packages slim recommends:
ii  xterm  327-2

Versions of packages slim suggests:
ii  scrot  0.8-18
ii  xauth  1:1.0.9-1+b2

-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: lightdm
  slim/daemon_name: /usr/bin/slim

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