Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Cursor Size

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    23

    Cursor Size

    Not sure this is the right place to ask this. I am using Knoppix 6.4.4 and love it. However, the default cursor is horrid, much too small, so I installed another one but it will not work? I have also tried CompizConfig and set the size of the chosen cursor to 50 but nothing. Any ideas? Or will this be sorted out in 6.5? Thanks a lot.

  2. #2
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Greetings, jacksbutler.

    In my case /etc/alternatives/xcursor-theme points to /etc/X11/cursors/core.theme. My /etc/X11/cursors/ has three other choices.

    I could, in principle, change the /etc/X11/cursors/'link' to one of the others.
    I haven't tried it, but you can, by deleting the current 'link' and doing an ln -s
    operation to select one of the other styles.

    Let us know how you make out.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    23
    Hi there and thanks for the reply but have no idea what you mean. I don't seem to have /etc/alternatives anywhere? etc/X11/cursors has way more than 3 other choices. Sorry to be so useless.

  4. #4
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Greetings again,

    My install only shows four choices in /etc/X11/cursors/.
    These are core.theme, handhelds.theme, redglass.theme and whiteglass.theme. Could by my choices are so few because
    (1) mine is a LiveUSB made from the LiveCD, and
    (2) I use a no3d default to disable Compiz.

    If I look at /etc/alternatives, I see my default cursor is set to core.theme.
    I can change it to whiteglass.theme as follows:

    cd /etc/alternatives
    sudo su
    rm x-cursor-theme
    ln -s /etc/X11/cursors/whiteglass.theme x-cursor-theme

    You may see some change right-away here, depending on what you have on your desktop, but to get the full effect, I had to do a full re-boot.

    To change back to core.theme, I would just do this:

    cd /etc/alternatives
    sudo su
    rm x-cursor-theme
    ln -s /etc/X11/cursors/core.theme x-cursor-theme

    and re-boot, of course.

  5. #5
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631

  6. #6
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    delete post #5

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Dell Poweredge R640 Server | 2x Xeon Gold 6132 | 128GB | H730P | 8x HDD Trays picture

Dell Poweredge R640 Server | 2x Xeon Gold 6132 | 128GB | H730P | 8x HDD Trays

$1849.00



H261-Z61 2U 24SFF AMD Server 8x EPYC 7551 256-Cores 256GB RAM 8x25G NIC 2x2200W picture

H261-Z61 2U 24SFF AMD Server 8x EPYC 7551 256-Cores 256GB RAM 8x25G NIC 2x2200W

$2512.18



HP ProLiant DL360 G9 Server | 2 x E5-2660V3 2.6Ghz | 64GB | 2 x 900GB SAS HDD picture

HP ProLiant DL360 G9 Server | 2 x E5-2660V3 2.6Ghz | 64GB | 2 x 900GB SAS HDD

$339.00



CSE-118 Supermicro 1U GPU Server 2.6Ghz 28-C 128GB 2x Nvidia K40 GPU 2x1600W PSU picture

CSE-118 Supermicro 1U GPU Server 2.6Ghz 28-C 128GB 2x Nvidia K40 GPU 2x1600W PSU

$580.03



Dell PowerEdge R730XD 28 Core Server 2X Xeon E5-2680 V4 H730 128GB RAM No HDD picture

Dell PowerEdge R730XD 28 Core Server 2X Xeon E5-2680 V4 H730 128GB RAM No HDD

$389.99



HP Proliant DL360 Gen9 28 Core SFF Server 2X E5-2680 V4 16GB RAM P440ar No HDD picture

HP Proliant DL360 Gen9 28 Core SFF Server 2X E5-2680 V4 16GB RAM P440ar No HDD

$191.95



HP ProLiant DL360 G9 Server 2x E5-2690v3 2.60Ghz 24-Core 256GB P440ar picture

HP ProLiant DL360 G9 Server 2x E5-2690v3 2.60Ghz 24-Core 256GB P440ar

$365.30



Dell PowerEdge R720XD Xeon E5-2680 V2 2.8GHz 20 Cores 256GB RAM 12x4TB picture

Dell PowerEdge R720XD Xeon E5-2680 V2 2.8GHz 20 Cores 256GB RAM 12x4TB

$510.00



DELL PowerEdge R630 8SFF Server 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz =24 Cores 32GB H730 4xRJ45 picture

DELL PowerEdge R630 8SFF Server 2x E5-2690v3 2.6GHz =24 Cores 32GB H730 4xRJ45

$254.00



HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 16SFF 2x E5-2680v4 2.4GHz =28 Cores 64GB P840 4xRJ45 picture

HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 16SFF 2x E5-2680v4 2.4GHz =28 Cores 64GB P840 4xRJ45

$353.00