Huge Mouse Pointer
Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:29 PM
Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:03 AM
Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:55 AM
Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:41 AM
And no I don't know of any way to change the pointer. In advanced desktop mode there are a couple different pointer sets, but they all appear to be the same one just with different names. I'm not sure about basic mode.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:24 AM
"Install xcursor-theme: sudo apt-get install xcursor-themes, then choose them in Control Center → Peripheral devices → Mouse → Cursor Theme, then restart X."
Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:11 PM
E: Couldn't find package xcursor-themes
Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:44 PM
Here's what I did:
Added a couple of repos (as mentioned here in other threads).
Did the 'apt-get update' thing.
Used Synaptic to select, download and install XCursor.
Opened Console window (ctrl+T)
Typed 'kcontrol' to bring up Control Center (sic).
Navigated to Peripherals/Mouse/Pointer Themes.
Selected smaller white arrow theme and Apply.
Read "Restart X" dialogue popup box and clicked 'OK'.
Pressed Ctrl+Alt+backspace to Restart X.
UI comes back and Cursor Theme is exactly the same as before I went through this whole rigmarole (i.e. big black arrow/hand).
Rebooted, just in case... still no change.
Whole repos/Synaptic procedure worked a treat for downloading and installing VLC, so I can't see the problem.
Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here please? Cheers.
Edited by Alpha4, 17 November 2007 - 01:49 PM.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:25 PM
i am running fluxbox on the inital xandros setup, so chaning settings in kcontrol doesnt work for me either (guessing as the kde modules arnt loaded?)
any other alternate solutions?
ill start googling in the mean time !
Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:32 PM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:05 PM
and in it is a single file called eeePC.theme
that only says
:-/ Is that a synax anyone has seen before/ know what it is inheriting from?
Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:50 AM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:54 AM
its the only reason i can think of htis not working atm
Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:16 AM
a selection of themes can be found here
as it is smallest from what i see
download hte one you like, just save the tar.gz file
Launch kcontrol in terminal and navigate to Peripheral devices → Mouse → Cursor Theme
at the bottom (you may need to maximize) it says "install theme" add the tar.gz file, choose it, it will say you need to restart, hit ok, but dont restart yet.
open a terminal navigate to ~/.icons/ in it should be the theme you downloaded, eg for me it was lil-polar ... rename this folder to be default (mv lil-polar/ default) ... then restart x ... it now loads it ... tiny mouse cursor ahoy :-D
(edit, squiggle put in)
Edited by 3lj, 08 December 2007 - 11:24 AM.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:11 AM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:38 AM
I got an eee after creating the "post here when you get your eee" thread, which had over 1450 posts in it, making it the forum's largest, before I could post in it. Also, XP SP3 + 8GB transcend SDHC card + 405-999mhz eeectl
Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:34 AM
Edited by 3lj, 08 December 2007 - 11:24 AM.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:45 AM
/.icons/ means .icons off the root of file system
Better is: ~/.icons/
Where ~ means current user home directory.
EDIT: BTW, thanks for the instructions, they worked a treat.
Edited by mrmot, 08 December 2007 - 11:09 AM.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:16 PM
ps: i recommend aero cursor theme from kde-look for windowz guys..
Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:22 PM
...at the bottom (you may need to maximize) it says "install theme" add the tar.gz file, choose it, it will say you need to restart, hit ok, but dont restart yet.
open a terminal navigate to ~/.icons/ in it should be the theme you downloaded, eg for me it was lil-polar ... rename this folder to be default (mv lil-polar/ default)...
Following the first line of instructions, this placed lil-polar in root/.icons/ and not home/user/.icons (which doesn't exist at all - even with all files visible) here. Meanwhile, I'm at something of a loss during line 2. How does one navigate to this folder in Terminal and then rename the folder? Seems to be an assumptive step missing.
Unable to access to rename - or remove, if it comes to that.
Edited by Bazza, 08 December 2007 - 05:36 PM.
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