On Ubuntu 19.10, my cursor freezes after a long period of time not using the system. The keyboard works fine then, though.

My laptop is a 2011 MacBookPro, where I'm only using the Intel videocard, as the Radeon card is defective. I boot 19.10 normally, and 19.10 runs very stable on this machine, unlike Elementary OS even when bypassing the Radeon video card.

  • In the terminal write modprobe -r psmouse Oct 21, 2019 at 13:29
  • Have you added any GNOME Shell extensions? Edit your question and show me ls -al ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions. Start comments to me with @heynnema or I may miss them.
    – heynnema
    Oct 21, 2019 at 17:08
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    the same thing here. It's not just the cursor, it's the whole system, keyboard doesn't respond either. It happens at random. Nov 5, 2019 at 0:15
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    @heynnema. You have been wonderful in trying to help. I removed 19.10 and installed 18.04.3 as the desktop became unusable. Hopefully the next LTS will work as a charm as does 18.04. :).
    – Avi512
    Nov 10, 2019 at 21:22
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    Try to temporarily disable swap with sudo swapoff -a and see if you still get laggy performance. I have a hypothesis that this may be related to swapping.
    – darksky
    Nov 15, 2019 at 2:20


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