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Old 11-11-03, 04:15 AM   #1
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Angry CursorShadow doesnt work in RH9??

It may sound stupid, but in the past I have always enabled this option with other distros. With red hat 9, I cannot get this to work. I have it in my XF86config file and I restart X and it never has a shadow. Is this a common problem? I am using the latest nvidia drivers from their site. Thanks for any help.
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RedHat9 had a custom cursor that has a shadow effect of its own, tho its much less obvious than the hardware shadow. I didn't have the shadow work while using the default cursor set either, but it did work if you change the cursor.
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Ah, that makes sense. Do you know how to change the cursor? I tried using the Mouse app under Preferences in Gnome, but that seemed to only change color of the cursor.

Also, do you know of a way to make the cursor movement smoother? It is pretty jerky and I have tried different xset m combos and nothing helps. I read about a lot of others having this problem, but I am not sure if there is a solution. Thanks.
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Mouse cursors are located at /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons. I edited the default to use the theme after placing the new cursors theme directory there. Google for help on xcursor and cursor themes.

Option "HWcursor" "1"

for the 'nvidia' driver should improve the performance if you're not using it now. If you already are, then you have one of those buggy mouse systems that have issues with HWcursor.. and I have no idea what to do about that.
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Mouse cursors are located at /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons. I edited the default to use the theme after placing the new cursors theme directory there. Google for help on xcursor and cursor themes.

I appreciate the help. However after searching google for something usefull on disabling/changing the default cursor theme, I have come up with nothing that makes much sense to me. Could you be a little more specific on how you did it? Thanks again.
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Thread discusson of the process. (note the mention of using the config tool in the middle)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/92198

One good theme to take a look at for testing.
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=5265

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Eh, forget the config tool, I mixed up threads and thought you were on debian.. just follow the idea of editing the default theme config. On cursor intall documents like I linked you'll see a million different ways to install something like this, because on linux there are depending on your distro and how it has things done.
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