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I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus K53SV but I noticed that the cursor is flickering a lot and some times disappear. I never had this issue before with other Ubuntu release. What can I do?

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

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    Whats with this unknown display anyway? What is it? Where did it come from? – sethu Oct 30 '13 at 15:08

You could try disabling the gnome-settings-daemon cursor plugin, then doing a restart or log out/in

To do so run this in a terminal

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false

If desiring to reactivate then just rerun the command but use true instead of false


I had the same problem with my Asus K53SM.I tried to disable unknown display(if it exists), which is located in System Settings > Hardware > Displays.

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