Hi all, I've been really enjoying Zorin OS 15.3 as my first ever Linux distribution but it hasn't been without its growing pains and issues. Thankfully most of them I've managed to solve but there's one issue I've come across and that's my mouse cursor is experiencing some fairly strong visual glitches.
In terms of control, it's perfectly fine after tweaking my touchpad settings. But whenever my cursor changes its shape depending on whether I'm hovering over a link or resizing a window manually or anything of that sort, I notice my mouse cursor glitching for a split second in a garbled mess with the shape of the cursor scrambling and jittering a bit before going into the shape it's meant to. I notice this almost every time and it actually makes me feel a bit sick to use Zorin for extended periods of time. I been trying to get a pic of this to show off what my mouse cursor is doing but the issue doesn't seem to show up in screenshots when I tried to capture it.
This issue also isn't unique to Zorin OS but even shows up in other distros of Linux I've tested out before and after installing Zorin. If it helps pinpoint the issue in case it's a driver or hardware related problem: my laptop is a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T430 with 8GB of RAM, an Ivy Bridge i5-3320M quad core with Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. I'm not sure what my storage is but I know it's an SSD. I'm mainly using my laptop for lightweight work and of course Linux tinkering.
I've been trying to search for help and answers all over the internet but couldn't find any substantial answers and even looked into seeking help in Reddit communities and such but so few people commented and I wasn't getting anywhere fast. So I thought maybe it would be best to come here instead to see if anyone who actively uses Zorin knows my issues and can help point me in the right direction to getting this solved. Being a complete Linux noob in every way myself, any help would be hugely appreciated!