Ubuntu – Mouse cursor invisible after 15.04 update

15.04cursormouse

My mouse pointer became invisible after some updates after I upgraded to 15.04 from 14.10.
In all standard settings the mouse pointer is activated (system settings, dconf…)
I also tried different cursor icons with no success.

The pointer is sometimes visible after I shut down and reboot the system. But only sometimes and I couldn't figure out a patterns why it sometimes shows up.

I found the following solution which did not work

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false

Any help appreciated! thanks!

Best Answer

This bug is still around for a Xubuntu 16.04 system using lightdm. A fix for Xubuntu, and possibly other DE's, as described on the Xubuntu 16.04 Release Post is to bring the cursor back with Ctrl+Alt+F1 followed by Ctrl+Alt+F7 .

This worked for me, where none of the other solutions had without reloading everything and closing every page.