Create (if not already existing) or edit your ~/.Xdefaults file and add these lines:
Xcursor.theme: name Xcursor.size: 32
Just change the name and/or size to your preference. Then logout and log back in to see the change.
BTW I initially thought gcursor could be used for this purpose, but after searching it seems this program is broken.
change the default-link in /defaults
Im not sure what you mean by this, but did you put both the theme name and size in the .Xdefaults file?
no, i change the link in /usr/share/icons/defaults to point it to my custom index.theme . so , i have my custom cursor on desktop but maybe i asked a too small size (16 px).
and i've edit my ~/.Xdefaults like you said with custom-name & size.
Does changing the theme at least work? Can you change the size for other themes?
in fact: Xdefault doesn't override /usr/share/icons/defaults config , and even if i put the same cursor-name, i can't change the size... ? ....
as i've got a xfce-session, i tried to log in xfce and change the cursor style with xfce-settings; it works for the theme but not for the size <16 so i think cursors cannot be smaller than 16px.
talking about Xtheme-changing in openbox-session, i think i'll see it tomorrow ...
thanks for your help, i'll try different config and send it back here
i tried making my own cursor, and using the tips here ( http://www.ehow.com/how_5026012_make-cu … buntu.html ) , on my sabayon machine, no joy. gonna try on crunchbang here. if it works, then thats a useful link and this isnt a waste of a post. ^_^
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@arpinux: you can try adding the following to your autostart.sh:
xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults
Just note, this thread is from last august. So he may not have the issue any more.
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