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Re: How do I change cursor/mouse pointer?





On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 9:02 PM, Dennis G. Wicks <wix@eskimo.com> wrote:
NN_il_Confusionario wrote the following on 05/08/2008 10:48 AM:

On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 08:11:26AM -0500, Dennis G. Wicks wrote:
NN_il_Confusionario wrote the following on 05/07/2008 09:46 AM:
less /usr/share/doc/big-cursor/README.Debian
(this is a useful general rule)
that is nowhere near intuitive!

many debian packages have documentation in /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGENAME
and often there is a README.Debian (or similar names) with debian specific post-installation instructions.

new session for a new user and I still have the same small cursors and mouse pointers.

you do not need a new "session" but a new istance of the X server (or
possibly not, as the above file explains). If you are using gdm / kdm /
xdm / wdm ... (as opposed to startx), then a logout does NOT start a new
istance of the X server, since the display manager ?dm keeps alive the
old istance of X.

You can restart the display manager /etc/init.d/gdm restart
and/or kill the X server (and so lose all unsaved data in your session)  from the X server itself (unless disabled in xorg.conf): <alt><ctrl><backspace>
 with a console command: killall X
and/or
log in in console and manually start a new X istance:
startx -- :1


OK, I started a third instance by logging on a third linux user on a console (tty3) and running startx -- :2
and there was no difference in the new session.

I have two other instances(?) of x-session-manager running. Do I have to get all of these shutdown for the change to take effect?

Okay, let me try one more time.  If you have ooffice, try the following:

sudo update-alternatives --config  x-cursor-theme

choose something dfferent from what you're using.  Then run ooffice.  On the area of the openoffice windows, hope you can see the dfference. 

I don't know exactly why, but on my machine after running update-alternatives, the cursor won't change immediately but if I run ooffice, after that I can always see the change on the openoffice windows. 

Manu


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