Linux Articles listed under "mouse pointer"
In Linux, if your mouse pointer disappears after switching users or after logging out and then back in, the problem is most likely caused by a bug with your video card driver. In most cases the mouse will still continue to work even though the mouse pointer is hidden or has disappeared completely from screen view. The fix is actually quite simple and only involves adding a single options line to the xorg.conf file.
I've personally seen this problem occur in various Linux distributions including Debian, Ubuntu and Pendrivelinux.
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