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Issue Report : "Inversed" cursor
I got a strange issue ...
An image is better than words :

As you can see, the cursor is "inversed".
That only happens on the steam's window.
Processor Information: Vendor: AuthenticAMD Speed: 2500 Mhz 4 logical processors 4 physical processors HyperThreading: Unsupported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Supported SSE41: Unsupported SSE42: Unsupported Network Information: Network Speed: Operating System Version: Linux (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 3.5.3-1-ARCH X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server release: 11204000 Video Card: Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series Driver Version: 1.4 (2.1 (4.2.11733 Compatibility Profile Context)) Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz VendorID: 0x1002 DeviceID: 0x6818 Number of Monitors: 1 Number of Logical Video Cards: 1 Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Primary Display Size: 20,08" x 11,42" (23,07" diag) 51,0cm x 29,0cm (58,6cm diag) Primary VRAM Not Detected Sound card: Audio device: Realtek ALC889A Memory: RAM: 3957 Mb Miscellaneous: UI Language: English LANG: fr_FR.UTF8 Microphone: Not set Total Hard Disk Space Available: 859062 Mb Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 759537 Mb Installed software:

Additional infos :

I use Lxde as Desktop Manager.
Openbox as window manager.
I run archlinux as distro.
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rLy 10. Dez. 2012 um 13:14 Uhr 
Set your default theme in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
tombonik 10. Dez. 2012 um 14:37 Uhr 
I confirm this bug.
MATE desktop under x86_64 Arch Linux.
The file mentioned by rLy does not exist in my system. Each theme has its index.theme but there is no "default" theme.
Hoenir 10. Dez. 2012 um 14:44 Uhr 
There are a lot of posts with this bug, and there are instructions on how to fix it in the Arch Linux Wiki:
rLy 10. Dez. 2012 um 14:45 Uhr 
Just create it. It'll work. It's even mentioned on arch wiki
X'grnsxs 10. Dez. 2012 um 15:09 Uhr 
LOL and i thought the cursor change inside the Steam window was intentional...
Plague 11. Dez. 2012 um 10:33 Uhr 
To complete the info here, because given solution does not work for me on Gentoo KDE, the problem is in missing "arrow" file in your current cursor theme. just do
ln -s left_ptr arrow
Thanks Plague, I can finally breathe normally after starting Steam now. :) Can't believe I got so bothered by it.
diafero 13. Dez. 2012 um 7:39 Uhr 
This is still a bug in Steam that should be fixed: Steam is changing the global cursor theme of the root X window. After starting Steam (and only then), this weird inverse cursor is also appearing in some other places, namely when opening a context-menu in a GTK-based application (like Firefox or Thunderbird) - I am using KDE as desktop environment.
Steam should obviously not mess with my global cursors...
Qantourisc 13. Dez. 2012 um 15:47 Uhr 
The ln trick might work, but it's not suppose to set it for the entire Xorg, session, just steam would do fine! And even that is not needed. I'm not quite sure why Valve even added that code.
z411 13. Dez. 2012 um 17:21 Uhr 
I can confirm what @diafero said, the X cursor is getting overwritten and it persists in some applications even after closing Steam. A workaround for this is running:

xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr

I don't see any reason why Steam should be doing this, please fix this behavior.
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Denk 17. Dez. 2012 um 11:49 Uhr 
I am having the same issue on Opensuse with KDE. Affects only Steam.
Spoonless 18. Dez. 2012 um 8:33 Uhr 
This is also occurring for me in Debian Wheezy. It only happens when steam is running, but it is persistent across all applications, when it does.
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wiki 19. Dez. 2012 um 15:07 Uhr 
I get the same problem in debian, and it persists across all applications, even after closing steam.
hickop 3. Jan. 2013 um 23:37 Uhr 
Using Jimmac cursor theme on arch I had to replace /usr/share/icons/Jimmac/cursors/arrow symbolic link from right_ptr to left_ptr.
Would be better to not change steam cursor to arrow as not everyone use it.
James 4. Jan. 2013 um 8:07 Uhr 
This issue has been reported and is being tracked here:
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