My cursor disappears after suspending and then logging back in Lubuntu

I don't know why this happens, I tried default settings for the cursor, different theme, ... but with no result.

  • Please add Information about your Lubuntu version. There are different init-Systems and we can only guess what you are using – Kev Inski Aug 22 '16 at 10:10
  • @KevInski Latest LTS version, 32 bits – DELETE ME PLEASE Aug 22 '16 at 14:25
  • I had a similar problem with Ubuntu 15.10 but only after resuming from sleep. I just opened a terminal and typed sudo service lightdm restart This may help you. After a time systemd learns and restarts it automatically. At least that's what a co-worker told me. – Kev Inski Aug 23 '16 at 6:52
  • @KevInski Found a much better temporary solution, see my answer below. – DELETE ME PLEASE Aug 25 '16 at 19:08

I found a temporary solution, by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, then pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7 the mouse re-appears.


I've found that, if you manage to place the invisible cursor over a text box, click on it and start typing, it re-appears instantly. I know where my cursor is because it highlights text boxes and other things when it passes over them, I don't know if you can see it.

I'm using Lubuntu 16.04.1 on a Samsung n210 netbook BTW.

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