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Cursor does not show when Installing Mint 20 Cinnamon on KVM

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:53 am
by fernandocabral
I am trying to install Mint 20 Cinnamon on KVM. The host is also a Mint 20 Cinnamon. Host works fine. I have also installed Mint 20 MATE and XFCE on KVM. Both work fine. But when I try to install Mint 20 Cinnamon on KVM, the cursor does no show up, so I have no way do proceed.

I've tried different options for mouse input, but none worked.

Since I am using exactly the same steps to install the three versions (Mate, Xfce and Cinnamon) and they are working great with the first two, I must supposed the problem has to do with the Cinnamon ISO itself.

Any hints?

Thank you

- fernando

Re: Cursor does not show when Installing Mint 20 Cinnamon on KVM

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:24 pm
by DanRoche
Hello,

exact same problem for me !
but if you boot with option "compatibilty mode" ( select the option at grub )
the cursor works !
with poor performance, but at least it is useable.

Best Regards.

Re: Cursor does not show when Installing Mint 20 Cinnamon on KVM

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:38 am
by DanRoche
Hello,

Another way to make it work :
if you configure the KVM guest display mode to VNC ( not SPICE )
the problem does not accurs.

Best regards...

Re: Cursor does not show when Installing Mint 20 Cinnamon on KVM

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:06 am
by fernandocabral
Thank you all.

What I found out was that it works if I change video from QXL to virtio.
This is only necessary with cinnamon. QXL works fine both with MATE and XFCE.

Thank you all for your hints.

- fernando