Solution to missing mouse pointer in Ubuntu Unity and Gnome

Since I last updated my Ubuntu ATI graphics driver the mouse pointer in Ubuntu Unity and Gnome has been missing.

I could still click on objects, and mouseovers would show, just no pointer!

This hasn’t been too bad, as I’ve taken the opportunity to get familiar with XFCE.. but I sometimes missed the shine of Unity and Gnome.

Today my GoogleFu paid dividends and I found this solution, thanks to webupd8.org

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false