Ubuntu :: Mouse Pointer Vanishing When Changing Screen Resolution

Jun 28, 2010

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an old PC with an Intel 845 series motherboard, using an onboard graphics solution. By default, it boots with an 800x600 screen resolution. When I change the resolution to 1024x768, the resolution switches perfectly, but the mouse pointer disappears. The mouse can still be USED, but I have to 'guess' where the pointer is. The only way I have found to rectify the situation is to reboot, upon which the resolution returns to 800x600 again as well. Kubuntu 10.04 suffers from the same problem, only in Kubuntu the mouse pointer reappears when the resolution switches back to 800x600, so I don't need to reboot.

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after successfully installing Slackware 13, I immediately installed other packages mainly to solve display/freezing issues(see below), I noticed that every time I try to change the display resolution - both from the 'system -> system settings' and from the "plasmoid" -

my mouse cursor would disappear.

now I know it's on the pointer, and not the mouse - I can move the mouse and see "mouse-over" activity, and based on seeing this, even clicking(both left and right) still has effect. In fact, if I were patient enough, I could navigate through my desktop.

note:

I have a Intel 82865g integrated graphics controller, had issues after installing, so I upgraded to the 2.6.32.3 kernel and installed:

fx86-video-intel-2.9.0
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OK so I just went into the terminal and typed compiz it returned: Xgl not present Xset q doesn't revel the location of the log file using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log Detected PCI ID for VGA Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop,66MHZ, medium devsel, latency 64

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What does this all mean im pretty sure something wrong because I have catalyst up and running and drivers I thought where running correctly.

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But as soon as i change the resolution to 1920x1080, the pointer disappears. Mouse functionality works allright. Right click/left click works fine, and i can see the buttons getting highlighted on mouse-ever.
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