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    Default Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    Hi (first post on forum)

    Opensuse version installation have quite easily worked in Dell D620 (centrino duo), but now there is some problems with Gnome desktop of Opensuse 15

    1) After installation of Gnome: when started, login window has no mouse cursor visible, but navigation works with keyboard so that password can be given and
    login is succesful (after login cursor mouse cursor comes visible).
    2) After login Gnome desktop is displayed normally, but mouse moves slowly/has lag and pointing defined point on screen is difficult. Checking processor load
    shows that both processors run near maximum limit.

    In same laptop earlier opensuse 42.3 with Gnome worked well and current opensuse 15 with KDE also works ok.

    I try to figure problem cause and search advice from forums earlier.

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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    Welcome to openSUSE Forums. The major change for Leap 15 is that the GNOME desktop is using Wayland by default. It's working fine for many users, but it's still work in progress and maybe it's not playing so nice with your graphics hardware for some reason. You might comparing the behaviour with running Gnome DE with Xorg instead. You can choose this option at the login screen.

    Your graphics hardware details might be relevant here...
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --gfxcard
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 06-Jul-2018 at 03:46.
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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    I also note that is an old laptop (circa ~2006?). How much memory does the machine have?
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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    Hi,

    Try to switch to Xorg from gdm menu.
    I had the same problems with Wayland, Gnome 3.26 and a Nvidia card.
    PS. Or from "/etc/gdm/custom.conf" uncomment "WaylandEnable=false"

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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    Thanks for you all your help ( there was wayland process on )

    Next works in this case as correction:

    1) restart
    2) log as default user, that screen suggests ( use return key as there is no mouse cursor )
    3) as login view opens navigate with tab to desktop list (gear-picture) and select from list "Gnome with Xorg"
    4) then give password (use tab to navigate as there is no mouse cursor)
    5) navigate with tab to sign in button, use return key to start login (there is no mouse cursor).
    6) after succesful login mouse cursor/pointer is visible and move Ok (there is no anymore wayland process in processes list)
    7) when next time started opensuse uses "Gnome with Xorg" as default.

    There is still mouse cursor/pointer missing in login stage, but after login cursor/pointer is working and Gnome desktop
    works Ok. Dell D620 ( memory 4GB) processor load also now stays under 60% in idle (no applications opened).


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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    That reads like an improvement!
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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    Quote Originally Posted by bin123 View Post
    There is still mouse cursor/pointer missing in login stage, but after login cursor/pointer is working and Gnome desktop
    works Ok. Dell D620 ( memory 4GB) processor load also now stays under 60% in idle (no applications opened).

    The login screen (using GDM) is still running with Wayland. And apparently that's a problem on your computer. You can maybe try the suggesting in reply #4 above (to change the "gdm" configuration). You could also try uninstalling "gnome-session-wayland" and then (after removing) lock that package (or mark it as "protected - do not modify" in Yast Software Management so that it never comes back.
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    After doing uncomment for row "WaylandEnable=false" on file "/etc/gdm/custom.conf" as reply #4 suggested
    also login screen now has mouse cursor/pointer visible and using mouse/touchpad works as it should also in login. Additionally
    on login window from desktop list (gear-picture) original "GNOME" selection was again selected ("Gnome with Xorg" was
    not anymore on list at all after that). Processor load was about same 60% when "System monitor" on and just about 10% when "System monitor" not measuring processorload.

    Here additional steps as done:
    8) as prework do steps 1-7 of post #5 to get mouse pointer on desktop usable
    9) restart and log in and start "Terminal"-app on desktop
    10) on Terminal app start editor as root
    >gnomesu gedit
    11) open with editor file: /etc/gdm/custom.conf
    12) there is propably commented (#) row
    #WaylandEnable=false
    and just edit it to (remove #-character)
    WaylandEnable=false
    13) save file.
    14) close editor and terminal
    15) restart opensuse
    16) now cursor/pointer is visible on login and next on login window from desktop list (gear-picture) select back "GNOME"
    17) after succesful login on desktop mouse cursor/pointer is visible and move Ok

    There is short refresh on login screen before desktop opens , but that is not problem.

    Thanks for you all supporting to do also to login work correctly.


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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    Quote Originally Posted by bin123 View Post
    Thanks for you all supporting to do also to login work correctly.

    You're welcome.
    I am glad that works.

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    Default Re: Suse 15 with Gnome (Dell D620) login problem and mouse slow+lag

    Quote Originally Posted by bin123 View Post
    After doing uncomment for row "WaylandEnable=false" on file "/etc/gdm/custom.conf" as reply #4 suggested
    also login screen now has mouse cursor/pointer visible and using mouse/touchpad works as it should also in login. Additionally
    on login window from desktop list (gear-picture) original "GNOME" selection was again selected ("Gnome with Xorg" was
    not anymore on list at all after that).
    I think Gnome only runs on Xorg after that config change. So just picking "Gnome" should give you Gnome on Xorg.

    You can try in a terminal window:
    Code:
    echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
    and I think that will tell you that you are using X11.
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