When I first turn on the computer the mouse works as usual, but shortly after that the mouse cursor will stop moving and will stay stuck in one spot on the screen. This is hard to describe but although the picture of the cursor is stuck in one spot on the screen the position of the mouse seems to continue to update. So if I move the mouse around I'll see hyperlinks and buttons highlight to indicate that the mouse is moving over them. I can also click and the button or hyperlink activates as usual. The image of the cursor is stuck in one spot but it changes from pointer to cursor to text selection as I move the mouse around.
I've tried to reset the mouse but the behavior stays the same.
sudo rmmod psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse
This behavior happened with Xubuntu 12.04 and I installed Linux Mint 17 and see the same behavior. I have a wireless Logitech mouse. I tried plugging in a wired mouse and see the same behavior.
Any suggestions? I'm not even sure what to search for!