I'm running ubuntu server 15.10 using compiz as my window manager. My .xinitrc is:
#!/bin/sh xset s off # don't activate screensaver xset -dpms # disable DPMS (Energy Star) features. xset s noblank # don't blank the video device unclutter -idle 0.1 -root & /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start & exec compiz --replace
When I run startx it takes me to a blank screen (which is expected) and I can open up terminal with some compiz keyboard commands. However my cursor is a black X when I am hovering over the black screen. If I launch a terminal and hover my mouse over it, it turns to a regular cursor. Any idea why this would be happening.
Note: I have another system, that as far as I know is configured the same, and the cursor behaves normally.