help needed with X11 cursor and observed behavior

nick lidakis nlidakis at
Sat Jun 10 16:03:00 PDT 2006

John Hughes wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 12:23 -0400, nick lidakis wrote:
>> John Hughes wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 10:47 -0400, nick lidakis wrote:
>>>> I will try to explain the problem (feature?) I have been observing with 
>>>> my X11 cursor. Any suggestions with this would be appreciated.
>>>> Using Debian Unstable, I have been using the whiteglass cursor theme for 
>>>> quite some time. The only thing that has been annoying me of late is 
>>>> this: Whenever the whiteglass cursor is inside the Firefox window and 
>>>> the applications is performing some action, like loading or reloading a 
>>>> page, the whiteglass cursor will revert to the original black X cursor 
>>>> until that action is complete. Same thing will happen when using 
>>>> Thunderbird; e.g. while deleting messages.
>>>> Do I have something mis configured?
> making a symlink from  to 08e8e1c95fe2fc01f976f1e063a24ccd
> (sic) fixes the problem for me.
> I cannot find anywhere this insanity is described.

Forgive me, but I don't understand how you fixed that. And forgive me 
for being a bit of a X11 newbie. By fixed, do you mean that you know see 
the whiteglass watch cursor when using Firefox and Thunderbird, or the 
symlink makes the Industrial watch show up? If so, could you give me a 
step by step on how to fix whiteglass?

Also, when I apt-get the comixcursors package, Firefox and Thunderbird 
seems to work fine with those themes. But I'm partial to whiteglass and 
would like to get the watch working. When I use K3B (a QT/KDE based app) 
the watch works just fine.

Thanks again in advance.


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