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mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby bnilsson » 06 Jun 2016, 11:24

I just booted my Rsp3 with RuneAudio for the first time.
Booted fine, but I cannot see the mouse pointer.
Moving around does activate menus and such, but I cannot see where it is so control is difficult.
Known problem?
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby hondagx35 » 06 Jun 2016, 11:44

Hi bnilsson,

Known problem?

No, because it is not a problem it is a feature.
RuneAudio is a headless player with a web UI.
The local browser is only a addon and optimized for 7" touch displays.

Please search the forum.

Frank
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby bnilsson » 06 Jun 2016, 14:49

Oh, great.

I am connecting my Rsp3 to the HDMI port on my livingroom TV, but apparently this is not supported?
I have connected the mouse and kbd by wireless.
Without a visible mouse, this is not very workable.
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby PeteB » 06 Jun 2016, 15:44

bnilsson wrote:... Without a visible mouse, this is not very workable.

It is a little confusing, but it does work. There is a setting you have to edit manually, and another one to change the scale so it fits 1080p TVs. See this post by Frank:

post13985.html#p13985

edit:

in /root/.xinitrc change "-use_cursor no" to "-use_cursor yes"

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#!/bin/bash
export XDG_CACHE_HOME="/tmp/.cache" &
export DISPLAY=":0" &

# start the touchscreen calibration utility
# needed for some screens (Pollin 7" tft)
# for this to work you have to disable loading midori
#xinput_calibrator &

# turn off display power management
xset -dpms &

# turn off screensaver
xset s off &

# start the window manager without titlebar and mouse
matchbox-window-manager -use_titlebar no -use_cursor yes &

# install multimedia keyboard shortcuts
xbindkeys &

# start midori in privat mode with fullscreen display
midori -p -e Fullscreen http://localhost


in /root/.config/midori/config set "zoom-level=1" for a 1080p display

in /etc/vconsole.conf set "KEYMAP=<your country code>"
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby bnilsson » 06 Jun 2016, 15:58

Thanks a lot for your swift and friendly answer.
It is working perfectly now.
As they say, it is [SOLVED]
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby hondagx35 » 06 Jun 2016, 16:15

Hi bnilsson,

I am connecting my Rsp3 to the HDMI port on my livingroom TV, but apparently this is not supported?

What do you expect from RuneAudio?
How should it work?
You know what i mean with "web UI"?
You know what a "headless device" is?

If you had asked something like:
- Is it possible to get a mouse on the local browser?
- Is it possible to zoom the local browser, so it fits on my TV?
you probably will get a in depth answer.

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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby bspoon1960 » 05 Jul 2016, 14:09

I have tried the suggestion
in /root/.xinitrc change "-use_cursor no" to "-use_cursor yes"

but still no cursor. I am running a Pi3 B.

Any other thoughts?
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby jcmpes » 13 Jan 2017, 18:04

Hi I am having the same issue with the mouse pointer. I try the mentioned method by Frank but what I find is a /root empty folder.

What am I missing here? How can I see my mouse?

Many thanks in advance,

JC
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby Yatsushiro » 13 Jan 2017, 19:20

jcmpes wrote: I try the mentioned method by Frank but what I find is a /root empty folder.


In Linux, file names beginning with a '.' are hidden and will not show up with the ls command. You can view the current contents of the file by entering 'more .xinitrc' at the command prompt, assuming you are in the /root directory. Similarly, 'nano .xinitrc' will allow you to edit the contents.
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Re: mouse pointer missing on Rsp3

Postby wiskinr » 03 Jan 2019, 18:10

hondagx35 wrote:Hi bnilsson,

Known problem?

No, because it is not a problem it is a feature.
RuneAudio is a headless player with a web UI.
The local browser is only a addon and optimized for 7" touch displays.

Please search the forum.

Frank

This is exactly the type of thing that makes Linux the tool for "tools" not normal people. Anyone normal wants a mouse and keyboard to work whilst setting up the wireless network configuration. "Oh lets go and play with the command prompt", er no, not all of us. I don't own an anorak, sorry.
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