When using emacs in console the cursor is blinking ... in X-Windows System
there is NO cursor at all (using gnome or kde or anyother window manager).
It seems to come from the termcap database (?)
Are you running it with -nw, or with a GUI?
I can't reproduce this at all, X or terminal. However, I think I remember this
happening a few years ago with one X-server and not with another...