Your distro is Fedora Core 5.
To solve your mouse problem:
1. Open a root terminal.
2. Edit the xorg configuration file
3. Revise the "Device" section to change/add the red stuff:
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge"
## fehlender cursor, hwcursor off rhb#182517
Option "HWCursor" "off"
4. Save the file and exit gedit.
5. Log out of your session and log back in (you don't have to reboot, just log out to the XDM/GDM/KDM login screen).
You should have the pointer.
BTW, this happened to me in Gentoo and Fedora Core 5.