Ubuntu – Mouse cursor stuck in top left of screen but can still move and interact with invisible mouse


I just installed Ubuntu 16.10 on my desktop and have a USB deathadder. The problem is I can't see where the cursor actually is because it appears only in the top left of my screen. The mouse still moves but the cursor graphic doesn't follow

Best Answer

I was able to fix this by installing the nvidia-370 drivers. Try the following steps:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 at the login screen. This will drop you down into a console where you can login to your user account.

  2. Run sudo service lightdm stop

  3. Use the following commands to download and install nvidia-370. Make sure you are connected to the internet: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-370 nvidia-settings
  4. Disable the nouveau driver. This step may be unnecessary but I did it anyway. Edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add blacklist nouveau at the bottom. Save and Exit.

  5. Run the command sudo update-initramfs -u

  6. Restart with sudo reboot
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