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Old 08-07-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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Installing New Cursor


I have been trying sometime to install a new mouse cursor in GNOME. I don't really like the one that is currently installed and I had found some alternatives on websites. How do I go about installing these?

If someone can provide some information, or point me in the right direction - that would be much appreciated!
Thanks.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 08:53 AM   #2
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Details.... ?

1. Distribution (please put it in your forum profile)
2. Source of "alternative" cursors
 
Old 08-08-2006, 10:44 AM   #3
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Sorry about that:

I am using Debian with Gnome. And I downloaded an X11 mouse theme from gnome-look.org (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=42734)

Thanks!
 
Old 08-08-2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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The easiest way would be to use gcursor to install/choose cursor themes.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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Oh perfect - I will give that a try tonight when I get home.
Thanks a lot!
 
Old 08-08-2006, 11:16 AM   #6
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I wonder why someone hasn't anyone ported "Comet Cursor" from Windows to Linux yet?

 
Old 08-08-2006, 04:36 PM   #7
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Talking ...

Quote:
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The easiest way would be to use gcursor to install/choose cursor themes.
Actually, I think the easiest way would be to unpack the tar file as root in /usr/share/icons. The pointers would then be available in your mouse preferences. But thats just my opinion.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 07:58 PM   #8
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How do I unzip to that folder. It says I need I don't have permissions to write to that folder. Is there someway to log in as root so that I can make changes to folders in GUI mode?
 
  


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