After I've installed proprietary FGLRX driver (version 1:14.9+ga14.201-2) from Debian 8 Jessie repositories, my cursor became invisible. All mouse actions are working correctly, just can't see the cursor.

I've got Lenovo E420 laptop with Intel/AMD hybrid graphics, discrete card is Radeon HD6630M.

After install, I've created /etc/X11/xorg.conf file with aticonfig --initial . FGLRX driver seems working correctly. I can even see cursor in OpenGL apps like games. But after return to desktop it's gone.

I'm using KDE, but this issue seems not to be dependent on environment - tried eg. JWM.

When I delete xorg.conf, I can see cursor again, but driver is not working.

Kernel version is 3.16.0-4-amd64.

$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Whistler [Radeon HD 6630M/6650M/6750M/7670M/7690M]

$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0

Section "Module"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
  • I guess I have the same problem. I have a mouse pointer on my second monitor though. Sep 8, 2015 at 7:40
  • Turning off my laptop display moves the 'invisible mouse' to my second monitor. Sep 8, 2015 at 7:43
  • This seems to be different problem from mine, but you could try new driver from Stretch or Sid repo (15.7).
    – Ludo
    Sep 9, 2015 at 10:36

1 Answer 1


Installing fglrx-driver (1:15.7-3) from Debian 9 Stretch repository solves the problem.

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