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I had the same problem. You can fix it manually. Open System Settings > Displays. In the Displays window, you will see an Unknown monitor. Click it and disable it.


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I would suggest you update your cursor theme and cursor size. First in a terminal type: sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme Choose the number of the theme you want - e.g. 0 for DMZ-White Changing the value here requires a reboot - a logout and login will not suffice. Secondly, using dconf-editor (install using sudo apt-get install ...


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In order to get your custom cursor to work with all applications do: Download a cursor theme. Open Gnome Tweak Tool and change the cursor theme. Open a Terminal. Run this command: sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme Select the number corresponding to your choice Log out. Log back in. You can see a video tutorial on YouTube.


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You can check this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1238410 I'm no longer affected on a new 14.04 dev install but on my 13.10 install from 2 weeks prior to release it still could happen For the 13.10 install disabling the gnome-settings-daemon cursor plugin has proved effective. To try, in terminal gsettings set ...


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Yes, there is a setting hidden in gconf. Open gconf-editor, navigate to /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default, find cursor_blink_mode and change its value to off.


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Do System Settings > Displays And turn-off / disable Unknown Display.


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unlink /etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme You may also be interested in update-alternates update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme


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Try 'unclutter' the purpose of this program is to hide the pointer after the mouse has not moved for a while. Using it, you can make the pointer appear only when the user touches the screen, and disappear right after it. (maybe this was not exactly what you were aiming for. But it is much easier than your alternative =P) To use, install it sudo apt-get ...


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You can disable the blinking also from the command line (gconf-editor is not installed by default): gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_blink_mode --type string off


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In a terminal enter this: gksu gedit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme Then change DMZ-White with exact name of the theme you want use, in your case DMZ-Black. Then it will show the correct theme.


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I was having a similar problem after switching users. I was able to get the touch pad to work by reloading the kernel module: sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse


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This is a known bug in compiz see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/141500. A found a workaround that works great for me on the bug page. Create a file Mark it as executable (Right Click > Properties > Permissions > Allow executing file as program) Open in gedit and paste the following #!/bin/bash mkdir -p $HOME/.icons/default ...


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The easiest way to do that is to use the gnome-tweak-tool . It is in the Software Center. But due to some dependencies it will install gnome-shell in addition. When you've installed gnome-tweak-tool, seek for this via dash as "Advanced Settings" With this you can change to your desired themes and perhaps x11-cursor. But for me the alternative x11-cursor ...


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Go in settings -> Display, and you will probably see two active monitors: disable the one which is unknown and click apply.


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If you prefer GUI you can use unity-tweak-tool. How to: Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for unity-tweak-too and install it. Open unity-tweak-tool. Under Appearance, click on Cursor: Under Preferences enable ☑ Use large cursors: Logout and log back in. Custom Cursor Themes: If you don't like default cursors you can download a nice large cursor ...


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Try (in a terminal): gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-blink false As your can see the key has been moved to org.gnome.desktop.interface (via GSettings), so you can access it via dconf-editor if you prefer so.


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That is a known issue. To change your cursor globally follow below instruction. Open terminal and paste gksu nautilus hit enter then insert your password hit enter. You will be now viewing nautilus as root. now go to file system on left panel. Navigate to /usr/share/icons/default and open index.theme with your favorite text editor and change DMZ-White to ...


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I use VirtualBox (4.2.4r81684) on a Windows 7 host, had ubuntu desktop 12.04 guest, upgraded to 12.10 recently, and experienced this mouse jumping you describe, even after updating guest additions. This helped me out: Long story short: this bug will be fixed eventually. You can either run these commands on EVERY boot (can put into a script in your ...


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System Settings > Screen Display. There is an unknown monitor. Disable it, it should be good


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just go to the display settings and turn off sticky edges !


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Maybe its too late for reply, but i faced a problem using this in 12.04. If you download a Cursor theme and extract it to /usr/share/icons/, make sure change its permission to 755: chmod -R 755 cursors/ and change the Cursor theme in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme to your theme. then apply instruction described by suli8


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Installing the theme is pretty simple. Simply extract the folder in the archive to ~/.icons (the ~/ represents your home folder, and .icons is a hidden directory). Then, install Ubuntu-Tweak from here: https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/next, and use that to change your cursor theme.


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For gnome-terminal, add this to your ~/.vimrc (to be created if missing): if has("autocmd") au InsertEnter * silent execute "!gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_shape ibeam" au InsertLeave * silent execute "!gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_shape block" au VimLeave * ...


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It is quite easy to change the cursor in Unity. Open a Terminal. Type in these commands: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool sudo apt-get install oxygen-cursor-theme sudo apt-get install oxygen-cursor-theme-extra Select a new cursor theme from the Tweak Tool. Run this command: sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme Press Alt+F2, type this ...


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If you never want the cursor to appear (appropriate for touchscreens) unclutter won't suffice from my experience. Instead you can use use -nocursor when starting X. Example: startx -nocursor See http://www.x.org/wiki/AdvancedTopicsFAQ/#index1h2


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Goto System > Preferences > Display. Should show a window similar than the following: Then you should drag one monitor to the other side.


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It seems that set nomousehide did the trick.


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To fix Skype's non-default mouse cursor theme on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit, Firstly you have to enable MultiArch by running (in a terminal window) the command: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 Then refresh apt repository list by typing: sudo apt-get update And finally you have to install the following package: sudo apt-get install libxcursor1:i386


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On the command line run gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-blink-timeout 0


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you can use sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme Then choose any theme you like.. to apply either restart or compiz --replace



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