I'm having a bit of a weird issue.
We recently got some ex-DC Dell R210 1U servers with Matrox® G200eW video for our development lab at work, and we're looking at using some of them as workstations. I managed to get Ubuntu 19 installed on one to test it out, everything seems to be fine, except that the mouse icon isn't showing. The mouse appears to be working, I can see it light up application icons on the menu bar and within programs, but the actual cursor doesn't show up.
I've had a look online, found a couple of things that people have tried on previous versions of Ubuntu, however they've not worked for me.
1) systemctl restart lightdm / gdm
lightdm wasn't installed, gdm restarted, no mouse icon.
2) Change DE
Installed and switched to Cinnamon (which I was planning on doing anyway), no mouse icon
3) gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false
The page I found that had the above command on was for Ubuntu 14.04, however it had worked on "newer versions". No specificity as to which versions. I tried that with and without sudo, with and without a reboot, but still no icon.
I can't see anyone else having this issue, so I wonder if its a hardware thing rather than an Ubuntu thing, but thought I would ask first just in case I'm missing something.