Ubuntu – Mouse pointer disappears in Ubuntu 16.04

16.04mouse pointer

I've just installed Ubuntu desktop 16.04 (x64) on ASUS k501U. Sometimes (not always), my mouse pointer disappears after login. I tried some solutions like Ctrl+Alt+F1 and Ctrl+Alt+F7 but they did not fix the problem. After I restart, mouse usually appears again.

It's quite an annoying issue, is there a way to fix?

Best Answer

  • have the same problem after upgrading to 16.04. Often the mouse pointer will disappear. I found a way to get round this by restarting lightdm:

    sudo service lightdm restart
    

    but it's not a fix solution, since each time I have to type the command again.

    So I changed lightdm to gdm:

    sudo apt-get install gdm
    
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