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

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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 Apr 30, 2016 at 14:19

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