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Old 03-25-2019, 04:20 PM   #1
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Mouse cursor disappears (except in safe mode from live USB)


Hi, I am new to Bodhi, but I have been using Ubuntu for many years. I am trying out on Bodhi 5.0 Legacy on a very old computer. When I boot from live USB, everything seems to work except that I cannot see the mouse cursor. When I boot in safe mode from live USB, I can see the mouse cursor. When I installed the distribution onto the hard drive of the computer, I also cannot see the mouse cursor.

Any tips for how to solve this would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-25-2019, 04:36 PM   #2
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Hmmm, weird

No help off hand but maybe you can start here
https://itsfoss.com/invisible-mouse-cursor-ubuntu-1310/

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Old 03-25-2019, 04:42 PM   #3
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Thanks. I think I saw that one already, but it looked so "Gnome-ish" that I thought it was irrelevant. Is Moksha based on Gnome somehow?


Is there any way to boot the installed version with the graphics in safe mode?
 
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:48 PM   #4
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no no, Moksha is not Gnome based, but this was the first thing Google posted.
 
Old 03-26-2019, 05:32 AM   #5
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alt + esc will open the quick launcher. start typing "mouse" and you should be able to arrow over to "mouse settings". i don't know that it will fix your issue, but there is a check box for "show cursor". on my legacy system, that shows an x instead of the regular mouse pointer. maybe it will change your non-pointer to something a bit more useful?
 
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:31 PM   #6
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I had my own vaguely similar mouse cursor issue on bodhi legacy, and in my case it was video driver related. Makes me wonder what video chip you have?

This is just a random guess as to why safe mode works, it probably does nomodeset, you could try that...
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:02 AM   #7
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The plot thickens. When my screen doesn't blank out, I have a mouse cursor. After the screen blanks out and is resurrected, the mouse cursor is gone. Once I managed to get the mouse cursor back while playing in the mouse bindings, but that trick has unfortunately not worked again.
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:03 PM   #8
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You could try what worked in my situation...
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...or-4175650308/
 
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Quote:
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After the screen blanks out and is resurrected, the mouse cursor is gone.
after blanking, does your system suspend? have you tried anything else to solve the issue?
 
  


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