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This answer from It's F.O.S.S. worked for me once. gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false The second time, it did not work, and neither did any of the above suggestions. So after these, I just closed the lid of my laptop to suspend it, reopened it, and the pointer was back.
In /etc/gdm/gdm.conf you can set what the 1st terminal should be the graphical interface. FirstVT=7 will make GDM check tty7 first (by the way: this could mean it ends up on tty8, tty9 if these are enabled and tty7 is not free. If this is inactive in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf it will probably randomly start with tty1 and if that is active (ie. a terminal session is ...
The only way for me was this: Ctrl+Alt+F1 and this command sudo apt-get purge fontconfig-infinality and a reboot.
I added the following to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf on Ubuntu Precise: [SeatDefaults] session-cleanup-script=/usr/local/bin/script-to-run Works nicely every time. Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1969822&p=11892228#post11892228
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