blender/linux mouse problem

I want to use blender 2.40/2.41 in mandriva Linux 2005 LE.
But I’ve a problem with the mouse pointer. It disappears,appears,disappears,etc…
This can’t be intentional because it is very disturbing.
Can you help me?

What graphics card do you have? Try updating its drivers.

I have the graphics card:Nvidia Geforce 256 and I use the driver (31.3.2005) I can’t find a newer one for my card on their site.

Check the Cursor settings in your X config file:

  1. Turn off drop shadows.
  2. Hardware cursor works better than software cursor, iirc. Try flipping them if #1 does not help.