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how do I change my X11 pointer without using GNOME to do It?

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whisper's picture
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how do I change my X11 pointer without using GNOME to do It?
I tried using the ~/.Xdefaults file adding "Xcursor.theme: whiteglass" but it doen't make any effect.

Thank You Smiling

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I've never changed my cursor

I've never changed my cursor this way before, but if that didn't work maybe you could try adding the whiteglass folder from /usr/share/icons to ~/.icons in your home. It is because you are specifying the theme for this particular user (using the config file in your user directory) so I suppose you'd have to have the cursor theme installed in that users dir too.

I'm not sure about this, but hey you could try. Smiling

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I found the problem

I miswrote the ~/.Xdefaults file but I fixed it and now I got a new pretty glass pointer Smiling
Thank you anyway Smiling

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so what should be put in

so what should be put in .Xdefaults?

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It sould be "Xcursor.theme:

It sould be "Xcursor.theme: whiteglass" and i wrote "!Xcursor.theme: whiteglass". Stupid error Laughing out loud

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You can also use other pointers you want

You can also use pointers that you got from sites like kde-look by installing the theme directory in /usr/share/icons/ and then making a dir called "default" (in /usr/share/icons) with a file called index.theme with following lines:

[Icon Theme]
Inherits=theme-directory-name

I ended up knowing how to do the pointer change without using GNOME through an howto I read.
If you want to apply this pointer changing only to you then you do the above at ~/.icons i think.

I hope It works Smiling

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