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Old 03-29-2011, 01:53 AM   #1
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trying to get a .cur file as my cursor


okay so i have this master sword .cur file in my downloads. i have ubuntu 10.10 and would like the master sword as my cursor it would fit amazingly with the entire zelda theme ive been putting together...walkthrough maybe?
 
Old 03-29-2011, 07:33 AM   #2
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You should be able to convert the file to a .png format using imagemagick, then use xcursorgen to convert to X11.
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convert icon:file.cur file.png
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:01 AM   #3
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ive seen alot of people say imagemagick is the way to go....but whenever i try to download it theres like 400 different versions and im not sure which one would work for me any ideas? in case i didnt mention before im running ubuntu 10.10 maverick merekat...or however you spell it

revision: installed imagemagick...now my file is called Master-Sword with that code would i want to go into the terminal and type covert icon: Master-Sword.cur Master-Sword.png? cuz that didnt seem to work and as far as xcursorgen goes i can seem to find a straight up download for it....same problem with imagemagick....theres 500 versions and im not sure which one i would want

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Old 03-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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You need to install them using your package manager, using apt-get.
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apt-get install xcursorgen
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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i tried that it said permission denied...i figured to stick sudo in front of it so it got my permission and that seemed to work until it said xcursorgen is missing or has been obsoleted....it suggested an app called x11 app any thought on this?
 
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Yes, you need to run apt-get as root, like you said with using sudo. Can you post the full output you are getting?
 
Old 03-30-2011, 01:06 PM   #7
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spiky@spiky-Aspire-7741:~$ sudo apt-get install xcursorgen
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package xcursorgen is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
x11-apps

E: Package 'xcursorgen' has no installation candidate
spiky@spiky-Aspire-7741:~$



thats what i see when i type "sudo apt-get install xcursorgen"

i just want this cursor..."http://www.rw-designer.com/cursor-detail/1140" to work on ubuntu 10.10 maybe if someone could know how to do it from square one and just walk me through it step by step....thatd be grand
 
Old 03-30-2011, 01:07 PM   #8
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Ahh ok. Yeah you need to install x11-apps then so you can convert. Nothing is as easy in linux as you might think it is.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #9
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sudo apt-get install x11-apps?

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spiky@spiky-Aspire-7741:~$ sudo apt-get install x11-apps
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
x11-apps is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
spiky@spiky-Aspire-7741:~$


apparently i have it
 
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So then you have it installed? Try using xcursorgen then
 
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is it an app i need to download?
 
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Seeing what output you got, it seems that it is already installed. Have you tried running it?
 
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how do i go about running it? i cant find it in my applications preferences or administration
 
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It is made to be run from the command line...
 
Old 04-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #15
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okay.....sorry..how do i pull that off? what do i type and stuff?
 
  


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