After pressing ctrl-alt-F1 to login to a virtual console I lose the mouse when going back to the GUI. Logging out, which isn't easy without a visible mouse pointer, brings back the pointer.

How can I "refresh" the pointer from the GUI when it goes invisible?

There's no nvidia, and this only occurs after accessing the virtual consoles.

Might be a bug:

Mouse pointer gets invisible after standby

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