I am having a great time developing an application across Mac, Linux, Raspberry and win that uses the serial port to control a device I have developed.
All that has gone along without much issue until I get to the Raspberry port, which is by and large identical to the Mac, where it was created.
The Raspberry port is to be touch based only, it will boot up into a full screen with a totally touch based interface, capacitive as it happens, none of this is directly anything to do with the issue.
What I am finding is an issue with Raspian, therefore my question is for anyone with a bit of knowledge regarding the idiosyncrasies of linux/Pi that might shed some light upon this silly issue.
I have spent (wasted) plenty of time searching the endless linux stuff on duckduckgo where you get a thousand results with virtually nothing of any use, which I am finding is a thread within this linux lark.
There issue is staggeringly simple, get rid of the mouse cursor when the system is booted up, there is obviously no need for a mouse cursor of any type when using a touch interface.
After finding a solution that is supposed to fix it, editing “/etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc” by adding “-nocursor” I found it did absolutely nothing, the cursor was there at every boot up.
At this point I gave up and posted on the Pi forum to ask for anyone else’s experience and also thought I should ask here too.
During this time I re-booted the Pi and had changed it to boot to CLI.
Then I typed in the terminal (or should I say the stone age interface, which I detest!) startx as is expected.
Upon boot there was no mouse pointer!, hoorah! I thought, so I now went to preferences and set the boot to GUI, mmmmmm goes what happens…
Yup the mouse comes back, therefore it appears if you boot into the GUI it completely ignores the changes in the “/etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc” file and has its own ideas, or does it???
That is the question, are there more silly hidden magic files in this crazy linux world that anyone knows of which might be able to help!
Please can we have PiOSX…
Any help would be very much appreciated
P.S. this ere Xojo is damn great to develop on Pi, you can’t get enough Pi
Gracias a todos!