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How to change cursor in Linux?

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zox

Considering there is a couple of Linux Gurus here I have a question for them.I asked the same question on several Linux forums but no answer that would satisfy me so far :(Some people told me it is impossible, but I am convinced that it is possible, especially seeing Netscape Navigator and KDE Konqueror having different, normal hand cursor.I would appreciate the answer and it would help me in more pleasant experience with Linux.This is just one of the small but annoying things that prevents me to switch 100% to Linux and dual boot with XP.Call me crazy and picky but that's who I am :)Thanks!

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zox

Thanks onurb for your try, I really appreciate it.However this is man on how to change cursors in Xfree 4.3 or system wide but has nothing to do with Mozilla or Phoenix.I believe that Mozilla is using it's own set of cursors and not that of KDE or GNOME :(Anyway I will first have to test change of cursors and make sure that it doesn't work.Thanks again onurb.

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Bruno

Zox:Strange enough, mozilla and phoenix do use the same cursors as KDE and Gnome on my system ! (?) :D Bruno

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zox

Thanks onurb, I still didn't get to play with any cursors.I was going through upgrade and finally got Suse 8.2 installed.Hopefully this weekend I'll explore Suse a bit more and get to cursors thing.I'll post back with experience :)Thanks again.

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zox

onurb, just to inform you that I have managed to change my cursors thanks to your articles.Both articles helped but actualy the first one was my path.http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2594I was a bit lost since I didn't have default ~/.icons directory but after reading second one I realized that if it's not there, you have to create one B) It is amazing how people just overlook such a simple stuff.I am pretty sure that most of the people wouldn't know (beginners) that they have to create it.There is just not great tutorials for newbies.Anyway, I got myself nice couple of sets of cursors and they work great.It is just matter of rebooting X and they work.Not as fancy as Windows, but better then nothing :)Anyway, while we're at it, do you know better way of restarting X.I am using CTRL+ALT+Backspace, or that is ok?Thanks!

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Bruno

Zox:Glad you finaly managed to change the cursor. :huh: Ctrl+Alt+Backspace is OK to restart X, usualy I just log out and log in agian. :P Bruno

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