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FS#66598 - [gnome-shell] Cursor theme makes unable to login into GNOME

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ward Segers (editicalu) - Saturday, 09 May 2020, 23:36 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 12:48 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



Additional info:
* elementary-icon-theme
* Tested on both X11 and Wayland

Steps to reproduce:

1. GNOME shell should be installed
1. Install the elementary-icon-theme
1. Set Elementary as your cursor theme (e.g. using `dconf read /org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-theme \'Elementary\'`)
1. Be unable to login

Steps that worked for me:

1. Uninstall elementary-icon-theme
1. dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-theme \'Adwaita\'
1. Reinstall the gnome-group
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 12:48 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  libxcursor 1.2.1 works with broken themes
Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Sunday, 20 March 2022, 15:21 GMT
I cannot reproduce the issue. Is it still valid for you?
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 12:47 GMT
This is caused by a cursor theme loop:

Elementary inherits elementary.

This was fixed by libxcursor 1.2.1 which improves inherits loop detection.