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Old 02-01-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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Autostarting Beryl w/OpenSuse 10.2 KDE weird cursor change

I just started to play around with Beryl. I'm using it without xgl with my Nvidia card. I have installed the pager-compiz and taskbar-compiz packages from to get those two applets to function correctly with Beryl.

The originates from this: if beryl starts after kde, the pager-compiz and taskbar-compiz don't work correctly but if Beryl starts first, then they do.

So I created some scripts in order to autostart Beryl when I logged in. Here is what they are:

This file here is in /usr/share/xsessions saved as beryl.desktop
[Desktop Entry]

Then this is in /usr/bin called
#Start KDE with Beryl
beryl-manager &
sleep 5

These work correctly but there is one annoying problem. When I do this, the cursor themes and some window menus are weird. If I mouse over a window title bar, the mouse becomes the default suse cursor... or if I right click the beryl-manager gem, its not the regular menu theme.

Any ideas on how to fix this?? If you need more info, just ask!
Old 02-02-2007, 06:31 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Pietermaritzburg South Africa
Distribution: Home:OpenSuse 11, Office:FreeBSD 7 PBX:Trixbox 2 (CentOS 4.4) Home Automation : LinuxMCE
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I had a little different problem:
Installed a "fancy" mouse cursor theme, but everytime when I open a program or folder that needed root rights, like yast, the cursor changed to default.

My solution was to log in as root and install the same cursor theme for root.
Might work for you or at least point you in the right direction.


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