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Re: [trinity-users] cursor problems (again)

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 10:05:16 +0200
Hi Lisi!

Am Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017 schrieb Lisi Reisz:
> I have downloaded the Debian package big-cursor (I have sadly given up on 
> comixcursors for now - I'll try again in Stretch).  It is definitely there:
> brian@Linux:/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc$ locate big-cursor
> /usr/share/doc/big-cursor
> /usr/share/doc/big-cursor/README.Debian
> /usr/share/doc/big-cursor/changelog.gz
> /usr/share/doc/big-cursor/copyright
> /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/big-cursor.pcf.gz
> /var/cache/apt/archives/big-cursor_3.9_all.deb
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/big-cursor.list
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/big-cursor.md5sums
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/big-cursor.postinst
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/big-cursor.postrm
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/big-cursor.preinst
> brian@Linux:/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc$
> But I cannot find a way of persuading Trinity Control Centre mouse themes to 
> see it.
> Any suggestions?  Or any other suggestions as to how I can get a large, 
> preferably red, cursor (but any large one will do) in Debian 8 and Trinity 
> 14?

The "big-cursor"-package does not work out of the box (any more), I'm afraid.

Please install "xcursor-themes" and this line to your ~/.Xresources:
	Xcursor.size: 48

When you restart TDE, the ~/.Xresources are usually loaded automaticly.

When you restart TDE, all good X11 apps have a 48 pixel cursor. That implies, all GNOME and GTK based stuff does not! So let's try to fix GNOME ingenuity:

Install "dconf-cli" and "lxappearance", set the cursor size for GTK3 apps (you could also edit ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini my hand):

	$ dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size 48

this will not fix things like terminator/firefox/..., some apps like zim will partly work. Let's fix some GTK2 stuff:

	$ lxappearance

Select whatever you like, but you cannot set the cursor size there. This has to be done manually:

	$ kate ~/.gtkrc-2.0

Edit the line with gtk-cursor-theme-size:


Now you know why I hate GNOMEs so much ... Anyway, restart TDE and everything should use 48 pixel cursor. 


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