I am having trouble with my mouse in Lubuntu 16.04. After updating the OS every time I put my laptop to sleep, and when i log in again my mouse cursor vanishes. I have to reboot the system for it to work. Is there any other way to rectify this issue if so plz do tell me


Could this be the same that is mentioned at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/1568604 ?

One workaround until a fix is released seems to be to hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 then Ctrl+Alt+F7.

A Debian user reported that running xset dpms force off and then hitting a key also worked.

This was the most pleasant workaround for me:

Put the following into /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-workaround-mouse-cursor.conf:


And the following into /usr/local/bin/VTswitch:

n=$(fgconsole) || exit 1
case "$n" in
        /bin/chvt 1
        /bin/chvt "$n"
        sleep 1
    *) echo "error from $0; fgconsole gave $n" >/tmp/VTswitch.log

And run chmod +x /usr/local/bin/VTswitch. After a restart, you should no longer lose the cursor on suspend/lock.

  • the mentioned link is the same as what the issue i have. Both the workarounds are possible and they do work in the Lubuntu 16.04 i have.. Thanks for the links and workaorund – Pradyumna R N Apr 30 '16 at 14:19

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