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I have just upgraded from 17.10 to 18.04. Every went smoothly but now my mouse cursor randomly freeze for about 5 seconds.

I was using Gnome Shell on Wayland. And I got no problem (except some lags here and then which seems to be gone); now I am still using it and I have that problem.

Moreover, I tried Gnome Shell on Xorg and the problem is stil there !

I tried changing the graphics driver (the intel one aka i965) by using a more up to date one by using the PPA oibaf. It also changed nothing.

I have not tried yet Unity but ....

  • I have changed the battery of the mouse, still no change.
  • I have changed the USB port the receiver of the wireless mouse is in, still no change.
  • I will try another mouse but I don't expect it to be different because all was fine before the upgrade and not now.

It is really the mouse freezing only and not the display because I let running glxgears while a froze happen, and the wheels were still spinning.

  • This works fine in the Ubuntu Live USB 18.04 or Archlinux – solsTiCe May 3 '18 at 19:59
  • This works fine in a freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04. I had to do it. I couldn't continue with those random freeze every minute. – solsTiCe May 17 '18 at 18:22
  • Are you using external USB mouse? I experienced pauses in external USB devices when after I run powertop with --auto-tune. For my case, the devices is being put to sleep/wakeup and this is behaving like they freeze if not moved constantly. If you see this behaviour, it could be because of overly agressive power saving option. – Bernard Wei Jun 27 '18 at 17:56

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