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it's a pretty dumb question

I've noticed that whenever I open any terminal, the cursor blinks about 9 or 10 times and then freezes

is there a particular reason for this? What's the idea?

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This is not a bug, but a feature to save energy. Refer to this bug report on launchpad:

You can even stop the cursor blinking, refer to this question to see how:

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your answer hits the spot!! thanks :D ...saving energy is least to expect –  Mina Michael Dec 29 '13 at 14:44
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