View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dell Inspiron M5010 laptop Ubuntu 11.04 - cursor freezes after some use

September 22nd, 2011, 01:11 AM
Been having a problem on a Dell Inspiron M5010 Ubuntu 11.04

after some use (can be days) cursor locks otherwise the system is fine ... just the cursor stops
.. Have been just re-installing ...

I am using classic desktop -- have never used Unity

what log messages should I look at -- something may have been reported

firefox - not chrome (I have heard Chrome can cause lockups - stopped using it)
just mentioning browser because they are intrinsic

System otherwise ok keys work -- just the cursor is frozen ... reboot it ... cursor floats around on user log in screen - upon logging in it freezes again - no way around it for me - re-install

Re-installing tomorrow I will start using the classic view with no desktop effects. If that fails then I will downgrade to 10.04.

I have an idea that anything obscure like that (lockups) will be down to desktop effects ... it trying to be too clever with the graphics card ... I download the recommended driver rightaway otherwise it runs hot.