I just installed Ubuntu 16.10 on my desktop and have a USB deathadder. The problem is I can't see where the cursor actually is because it appears only in the top left of my screen. The mouse still moves but the cursor graphic doesn't follow
I was able to fix this by installing the nvidia-370 drivers. Try the following steps:
Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 at the login screen. This will drop you down into a console where you can login to your user account.
sudo service lightdm stop
- Use the following commands to download and install nvidia-370. Make sure you are connected to the internet:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-370 nvidia-settings
nouveaudriver. This step may be unnecessary but I did it anyway. Edit the file
blacklist nouveauat the bottom. Save and Exit.
Run the command
sudo update-initramfs -u
- Restart with
Seems like sometimes the cursor will freeze especially on touch-enabled devices.
- Pressing CtrlF1 (use Fn if needed in your keyboard to activate the function keys).
- Type letter
ron the dialogue box and press Enter.
This will restart the Graphical User Interface (GUI) service and your cursor will be back to normal.