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Logging into Oracle Linux 5 GNOME Desktop Displays Mouse Pointer and Black Screen (Doc ID 1487409.1)

Last updated on APRIL 29, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 5.11 [Release OL5 to OL5U11]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


After logging into the Oracle Linux 5 Gnome Desktop, a mouse pointer only is displayed on a complete black screen.
The issue only occurs only for a given user and typically after modification to file ~/.bash_profile has occurred.




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