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Re: Xorg crashes after installing mouse cursors

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 10:41:50 +0530, Vibhav Sharma wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a Debian testing/unstable amd64 system. It was working fine and 
> then I installed a couple of cursor packages like "crystal-cursor"  and 
> "comix-cursor".  Changed the mouse cursor from  default to crystalblue 
> -medium.  Everything was fine. Then I rebooted.  Now Xorg fails at 
> startup with:
> Fatal  server error: Could not find cursor font:  'cursor'
> (this is the error more or less)
> now I googled but links i was getting was for messed up fonts. As in 
> misconfigured path etc. Nothing for cursors. Anybody who has encountered 
> this before or has an idea of how cursor fonts are configured if you 
> could provide me with a pointer or a link.

You could try to reinstall "xcursor-themes" and/or run (as root)

update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

to see if selecting another cursor theme gets X working again.
(I think "core.theme" is the safest choice.)


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