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    Hi: openSUSE 11.1 Gnome 64-bit

    When my mouse is inactive with the pointer resting on the Desktop, the "busy" icon (rotating circle) operates constantly, even though no obvious processes are opening.

    How do I stop that (or how do I change the mouse theme to one that has no moving "busy" icon)?

    Thanks
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    Camalen NNTP User

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    swerdna wrote:

    > When my mouse is inactive with the pointer resting on the Desktop, the
    > "busy" icon (rotating circle) operates constantly, even though no
    > obvious processes are opening.
    >
    > How do I stop that (or how do I change the mouse theme to one that has
    > no moving "busy" icon)?


    You will have first to determinate if the cursor is busy due to some process
    running in background or if "completely" busy at all (it never changes) :-)

    Some things to try:

    - Run "top" to check for any gnome-related process eating up cpu.
    - Try to open a gnome session with another user (root) and check if the same
    behavior is still present.

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: Gnome mouse "busy" icon

    It was so very irritating -- that I reinstalled openSUSE, keeping the same /home but a new root.

    I did try top but couldn't find anything helpful. I didn't think to try logging on as another user.

    I rather think it was related to my forcibly removing the two compulsory Desktop icons (online help and openSUSE greeter).

    Thanks anyway.
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    Camalen NNTP User

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    swerdna wrote:

    > It was so very irritating -- that I reinstalled openSUSE, keeping the
    > same /home but a new root.


    Drastic measures allways work :-)

    > I did try top but couldn't find anything helpful. I didn't think to try
    > logging on as another user.
    >
    > I rather think it was related to my forcibly removing the two
    > compulsory Desktop icons (online help and openSUSE greeter).


    Oh, yes. That is one of the Gnome "most annoying bugs". It has an easy fix,
    btw.

    ***
    GNOME
    http://en.opensuse.org/Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.1
    Bug #438071: Default desktop icons cannot be deleted by normal user
    ***

    > Thanks anyway.


    You're welcome.

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: Gnome mouse "busy" icon

    And thanks to you Camalen, I now have removed the two icons in my new installation without re-damaging my system.

    In particular, for others, here are the exact steps: Gnome desktop icons resetting - openSUSE Forums
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