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Old 05-17-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Black X cursor when gnome starts

This should be an easy fix but I haven't been able to figure it out yet.

I have Debian Sarge installed and right when gnome starts I get the black 'X' (the X that you get for a mouse cursor when you are using X-window sys w/o any other WM)

It goes away after maybe 20 minutes or so, but I want to know whats causing it so I can just stop it once and for all.

Thanks for any help,
Old 05-19-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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check your /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons directory, this is where Xorg's cursors are stored. There should be a directory called "default". Remove any custom cursors in your wm (GNOME?) and see if the default one comes back.

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