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Old 04-06-2011, 04:13 AM   #16
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Look at my first post...
 
Old 04-25-2011, 09:45 PM   #17
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Type at the commandline:

man xcursorgen [enter key]

to find out more information (man stands for manual, ie help pages)

imagemagick is a collection of image manipulation tools. Once it's installed you can type

convert icon:file.cur file.png

like corp769 said, then type

xcursorgen

plus whatever input it needs.


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Old 04-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #18
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okay...been waiting for a while...how do i use xcursorgen in the command line? im not too good in the command line just yet...if you could help me find out how to work it with a step by step instruction thatd be great....i know some people dont like doing walkthroughs but it the best way for things to set in for me.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 12:46 AM   #19
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This doesn't pertain to your cursor problem, But you may find it helpful in the long run.

Take a look at the attachment it is a .jpg img. Use it as a wallpaper, it has a list of all the basic commands for installing,extracting,compressing,looking up system info, etc. ... And by the way alot of the terminal commands can be followed with -h -help or --help. Sometimes they are hard to understand, but for the most part they are pretty straight forward and have really helped me get to know the terminal better and better every day.

Best of luck with your cursor.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:24 AM   #20
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well that is quite the long-run helpful thing....teaching me how to fish to eat for life is better than handing me a fish to eat for the day....but very much not partaining to my cursor isuue haha i do thank you for the terminal guidelines

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:53 AM   #21
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A bit off-topic, but you can also read this great tutorial for the command line: http://linuxcommand.org/
 
Old 04-26-2011, 01:52 PM   #22
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wow...okay my bad ive been sitting here waiting for a response to something on page one....i had no clue that these threads go by pages...i thought they just kept going further and further down....so in fact...it was me that was being waited for as opposed to waiting... sorry guys but yeah...ive already successfully converted the .cur to a .png file and the .png to an x11 file....my problem now is setting it....
 
Old 04-26-2011, 07:19 PM   #23
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Have you tried loading it from your appearance settings? Usually, you can drag and drop the icon files or whatever. You can also edit the current theme settings file by hand, it shouldn't be too hard tracking the file down in your distro.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #24
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i go into appearence and click customize...followed by clicking pointer it allows me to change DMZ white to DMZ black to Whiteglass to Redglass all the same no problems....ive went into the terminal and typed in sudo nautilus to access my laptop from the root to maybe get to my cursors which i did, in fact, get to but its not as simple as i thought....even if i can take one of the x11 files out of say where it says DMZ white and put my Master-Sword so the computer reads DMZ white but produces my Master-Sword by view....thats how i got my "choose user" screen to play the song of time as i type in my password...it reads default but it plays the song of time as opposed to the drums...if i can simple switch it like that....thatd be fine too....sorry im making this such a bother
 
Old 05-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #25
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ah hey no worries 9sp7ky3 its good to help a newbie who has no idea what hes actually doing....
ah gee thanks
your welcome
 
Old 05-06-2011, 11:00 AM   #26
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Quote:
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ah hey no worries 9sp7ky3 its good to help a newbie who has no idea what hes actually doing....
ah gee thanks
your welcome
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:09 PM   #27
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ah haha well no one was answering my last question and the last thing i said was sorry if im being a bother....

so someone told me if i were to comment again the other people on the thread would get a notification.

so i just put a jokingly sarcastic "hey man its no bother everyone needs help sometimes" kinda deal with a thank you and your welcome thrown in there as well haha
 
Old 05-07-2011, 06:15 PM   #28
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You're gonna hit yourself for this to run xcursorgen

type

Code:
 xcursorgen
 
Old 05-09-2011, 02:03 AM   #29
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i got that....i just dont know what to do from there......ive looked at a couple other forums and they seem to say you simply cant get a windows cursor to work on linux........im sorry to be seeming like a moron im just extraordinarily new to the whole linux and running things from command lines....
 
  


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