Originally Posted by dive
2. Is a bug. It is possible to fix it by copying the cursor folder to ~/.icons and then putting the cursor theme in the ~/.icons/default/index.theme:
dive@LightStar(~) cat .icons/default/index.theme
where 'White' is the name of the cursor theme/folder.
Okay, so I found the cursors in my ~/.icons directory under their own subdirectory. There was no ~/.icons/default directory, so I made one and copied the index.theme file from the cursor theme there, then edited it to add the "Inherits" line. I also copied all the files from the theme's "cursors" directory into ~/.icons
Restarted KDE, and I still get the KDE default cursors for resizing windows, which doesn't match up with the screenshot from kde-look.org where I got the theme(s). It only seems to be the window-resize cursors. The window-move, text-input (vertical line,) hourglass, and pointers all seem to be okay.