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Given your description of the issue it sounds like some sort of problem where the mouse is being perceived by the receiver/driver stack on the system as though it has lost (or is losing) power and so it is being disconnected. Searching for this issue I did come across this Ubuntu issue which I think might be at play here as well. There were several ...


In Cinnamon (rather than Gnome3) the corresponding setting is: gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.wm.preferences resize-with-right-button true Or find the corresponding path in gconf-editor. Also see mouse-button-modifier under the same path if you want to change from Alt to Super for move/resize behavior (useful for conflicts with other apps such as ...


It seems like the problem in this case was a hardware problem, not a software one. After getting a replacement mouse I no longer have any problems. The strange thing is that I didn't have any real issues in Windows, but I guess that's some kind of smoothing process being applied by the OS or the drivers.


Install File Roller and xarchiver. It works for me.


(Update: including more details after hunting down the old cursors) The 'original' X cursors are certainly in the basic packages for X server or X client libraries. It is a font, technically. (It is in the bitmap font /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/cursor.pcf.gz in package xfonts-base) So there is no such package to install these old cursors separately, and ...

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