How can one make a mouse pointer/cursor visible after it turned invisible in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 500 running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I recently updated the OS using sudo apt update from the terminal and after that update, the mouse pointer/cursor doesn’t show. I can see it highlighting menus and functions normally while I move the mouse, bit the pointer is invisible since that update.i tried “sudo gpm -k” comman but it said “sudo: gpm: command not found”

If there’s any solution then please explain it in simple terms as I’m not that technical in computers.

I will try any solution except reinstalling Ubuntu because I don’t want to lose my data in the laptop.

Locked in Cyrillic boot – Ask Ubuntu

I can not boot Ubuntu 18.04 and need manually do fsck /dev/sda3.
However, once pressed f10 at root my typing alphabet is changed to Cyrillic.
I do not know what happended.
So I am basically stuck between the need to type fsck command and the fact that I type in Cyrillic.
Is there way to change it to english alphabet?

ubuntu – Would this servers manager tool be useful for you?

For my own use, I’ve built a web interface through which I can manage my tens of servers with the following functionality. I’m curious to know if this tool can be helpful for others so I can offer it to others with a small fee or open source it.

  1. Add all of your servers in a web interface where you can manage them collectively.
  2. Group different servers in different projects and assign these groups or servers to different people.
  3. Get notification when any server is down or any vulnerable port is open
  4. Manage Firewall with IP Labels (human readable) rathern than with just long IP addresses
  5. Connect to any server without password or public key using this web interface.
  6. Record all the commands performed in any server and get notification if a blacklisted command is executed.
  7. Different users have different permissions so they can use online terminal or not, add other users or amend IPtables rules for example.
  8. Scan ports on all the servers periodically and notify you if any port is open
  9. Run the same command in a group of servers with single line and user interface
  10. List IPs which are whitelsted and which servers are open to who?
  11. IPtables templates to deploy on any server(s) with a single click
  12. And few other features

Please let me know if any of this feature will be useful for you or do you use any other tool which you can install on your own server and use it reliably.

Ubuntu 20.04: Cursor blinking at boot after installing nvidia drivers

I’ve just installed NVIDIA proprietary drivers (nvidia-driver-460 from additional drivers). After reboot, I get a black screen with a cursor blinking. After a few seconds, I’ve moved to a tty using Ctl + Alt + F2, and without giving me time to login, the graphical interface started.

I rebooted a few times, and this behavior seems to continue: it will give me a black screen with a cursor blinking until I move to a different tty, and then X starts and asks me for normal login.

Is there any way to fix this?

Clock time indicator display on center top of screen sometimes shows outdated times for a few moments Ubuntu 20.10 due to graphics issue

This is a 20.10 regression that did not happen in 20.04. It is a graphics problem, not about setting the actual time.

Sometimes if I leave my computer idle, when I come back to it the clock is out of date.

Or sometimes it shows two digits superimposed one on top of the other. This strongly indicates that it is a graphics issue.

Then if I start messing with windows/clicking around it soon updates to the correct current result.

This can be very misleading, and lead to being late for an appointment.

Is there a bug report/fix on the way, and if not what’s the best place to report it?

Lenovo ThinkPad P51, NVIDIA Quadro M1200 GPU, NVIDIA driver version 460.32.03.

laptop – Will I be able to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a just-purchased HP Pavilion with the Intel Core i5 1035G1?

I’ve purchased the HP Pavilion 15-cs3006nv Laptop with a Core i5 1035G1.
(I expect it to be delivered on Jan 29)
I am wondering if the latest .iso of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has the latest kernel version, to rest assure that I will be able to install Ubuntu on my machine, or if the initial .iso release is going to do the job anyway!
If this is not the case, what should I do to install Ubuntu on this machine?

unity – I think I screwed up my Ubuntu gnome desktop

As for the last few months, my gnome desktop environment has been messed up(because I went to installing a ton of desktop environments such as kde and unity when I first got Ubuntu a year ago.). My cursor is the cursor from the breeze theme, I still got apps from the MATE and Unity desktop environments on my computer, the UbuntuMATE boot up screen from installing the MATE D.E., Unity login screen(I want to keep this screen though, and if I remember correctly, still have the entire kde plasma D.E. ready to be used, all despite me trying every single tutorial and purge command I could find. I’m desperate for a way to get fix this problem and getting my Ubuntu Gnome desktop to look normal(and yes, I’ve tried reinstalling the Ubuntu gnome desktop aswell as seeing if installing vanilla gnome works, none do.)

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS long boot time

I have a dual boot machine with Windows10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64bit

While my Windows’ 10 boot time is less than 40 seconds (and I am VERY satisfied since the machine has not SSD), Ubuntu takes 1:30min or 1:40…

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz 8GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1050 (or 1060?)

Boot times:
Startup finished in 3.530s (firmware) + 5.219s (loader) + 5.936s (kernel) + 1min 34.092s (userspace) = 1min 48.778s reached after 1min 34.018s in userspace

1min 603ms plymouth-quit-wait.service
48.235s apt-daily.service
47.469s man-db.service
24.745s logrotate.service
22.798s snapd.service
18.610s systemd-journal-flush.service
14.783s udisks2.service
14.622s dev-sda4.device
11.743s accounts-daemon.service
10.018s user@125.service
9.829s apache2.service
8.215s snapd.seeded.service
6.938s avahi-daemon.service
6.928s bluetooth.service
6.921s NetworkManager.service
6.626s polkit.service
5.736s apport.service
5.705s dev-loop6.device
5.439s dev-loop5.device
5.073s dev-loop1.device
5.039s preload.service
4.878s grub-common.service
4.752s dev-loop2.device @1min 34.018s
└─ @1min 34.018s
  └─snapd.seeded.service @50.488s +8.215s
    └─snapd.service @27.678s +22.798s
      └─ @26.354s
        └─ @26.353s
          └─snapd.socket @26.348s +2ms
            └─ @26.212s
              └─systemd-timesyncd.service @26.025s +187ms
                └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @22.965s +2.913s
                  └─systemd-journal-flush.service @4.351s +18.610s
                    └─systemd-journald.service @3.610s +740ms
                      └─systemd-journald.socket @3.597s
                        └─system.slice @3.589s
                          └─-.slice @3.589s

About Snap… I need it because of Opera Browser. Only the Snap version is able to play some stream videos (there’s some issue about ffmpeg lib on deb version, and I have tried several workarounds without success).

This boot time is very frustrating… despite it’s not a SSD machine, I think it shouldn’t take this long since it is not a weak spec…

Edit: hope some UUID info helps

/dev/sda4: UUID="ac857efc-dd9f-460c-9097-a091798f1cc7" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="e5e4ec11-0286-4388-a8ac-08ae68725048"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop1: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop2: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop3: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop4: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop5: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop6: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="SYSTEM" UUID="707B-9FD6" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="0db15783-b68f-4ae0-ad84-0f5e1d6219f3"
/dev/sda3: UUID="38CA7C5DCA7C1978" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="30d33950-ec3e-4054-a5c9-820d0f5bf11a"
/dev/sda5: UUID="f120d333-e539-4819-a178-65d55c80a8a0" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="49378ee0-5d4d-4d6e-82b8-b4fd733567ad"
/dev/sda7: LABEL="SAMSUNG_REC2" UUID="2642CA7242CA45F1" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="M-fM-^UM-^RM-fM-=M-#M-fM-^UM-6M-gM-%M-2M-dM-^PM- M-gM-^QM-!a" PARTUUID="90b0ad13-0d1d-445c-b0b3-441ac8a73256"
/dev/sda8: LABEL="SAMSUNG_REC" UUID="9A80-070B" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="M-fM-%M-^WM-fM-^QM-.M-gM-^)M-/M-bM-^AM-3M-dM-^UM-^P" PARTUUID="33e4ea88-a0af-41a5-4173-636c65706975"
/dev/sda2: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="cf98a95a-c00e-4f21-bf40-bb997f38d88d"
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda4 during installation
UUID=ac857efc-dd9f-460c-9097-a091798f1cc7 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=f120d333-e539-4819-a178-65d55c80a8a0  /boot/efi       vfat    umask=0077      0       1
/swapfile                                 none            swap    sw              0       0

Could it be some swap issue?

Weird message about Wireless keyboard very low in power when changing to tablet mode (Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell Inspiron 7306 2-in-1)

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 7306 2-in-1 with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When I convert the laptop to tablet mode and try to use the software keyboard in the touchscreen, Ubuntu sends a notification to the screen saying: Wireless keyboard is very low in power (1%). This device will soon stop functioning if not charged. And suddenly the touch screen just stops responding to user interaction and I have to go back to laptop mode turning back the keyboard to the front.

On a similar scenario: The laptop comes with a smart pen. When I try to use it without going into tablet mode, the touchscreen does respond to the pen input, but the message about the wireless keyboard with very low power (1%) persists. Also, in Settings->Power->Devices I have the Pen, at 100% and a device called CUST0000:00 04F3:2A2F at 1%, that I supossed is related to the problem.

Additional information: Ubuntu 20.04 Linux kernel 5.8.0-38-generic 64bits

Ubuntu on Mac G5 PowerPC

I have downloaded the ISO at for a Power PC. Than i burned it on a CD. Does anyone know how to boot the Mac from there?

I tried Cmd, Opt and Delete
Also the BOOT-CD-ROM Command from Open Firmware…

Can anyone help me?