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Tux Cursor!

   0.2  

X11 Mouse Theme

Score 75%
Tux Cursor!
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Tux Cursor!
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Link:  http://
Downloads:  39096
Submitted:  Mar 10 2003
Updated:  Mar 17 2003

Description:

Now this cursor alone is a reason to install linux! ;)

featuring: Tux

why should i install this?

1. a wonderful drawn tux will take over your old boring x-cursors.

2. the main cursor is animated. (right arm and the legs, you have to see it to believe how cute it is)

3. animated xkill cursor (red eyes go crazy, perfect for killing those nasty processes)

4. animated resize cursors (tux is pushing and hanging on the edge)

5. lots of other cool cursors.

6. it took me a week of hard work, so dont ask, install!


how do i install?

good question... i tried to make it as easy as possible.

1. vote this cursor as "good", hehe

2. extract the downloaded file with karchiver (or the extracter of your choice)

3. now you got 2 folders. default and tuxcursor.

4. copy them as root (type "su" in console) in this directory: /usr/lib/X11/icons/

5. if a warning asks you to overwrite index.theme, overwrite it!

6. now there must be a folder named tuxcursor in the /usr/lib/X11/icons/ directory and a folder named /default which contains the index.theme

7. check if the index.theme contains this line: inherits=tuxcursor

8. now restart X11 with ctrl+alt+backspace

if all went well you will have a wonderfull tux cursor.
if not, follow the above points step by step or ask your
sysadmin of choice ; )


its quite big ( 64x64 ) but i wanted maximum detail.
you can resize by typing:

export XCURSOR_THEME="tuxcursor"
export XCURSOR_SIZE=32

before you start X.


i hope you all enjoy the cursor i made, as much as i do.
its a tribute to the great linux & kde-look community.
please dont bash me if you dont like the cursor.
if you dont like it, dont install it.
i tried to make the previews as informative as possible.
so you can see if you can life with a tuxcursor.

credits go to:
uga for making the start and the howto
the guys who helped him
the xfree86 team for making xcursorgen
all the guys from which i stole the ideas ; )
tux as main actor

*additional info*

you will have to upgrade Xfree86 to version 4.3. to get the cursors to work!

get it from:
ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/
or search your distribution site for rpms.

i used rpms for suse 8.1 from:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/supplementary/X/XFree86/XFree86-4.3.0-SuSE

thanks to bruce and markus for mentioning the missing info.

im very happy that you like the cursor : )




Changelog:

version 0.2: added drop shadows as requested and fixed some pixels.
(hand cursor) i hope you like it even better ;)

version 0.1: initial release



License:
licensed under the GPL
see:http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
for more info.

Dont worry, its still free.
GPL license is just that M$ doesnt steal the ideas ; )


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 Love It!

 
 by Lostman on: Dec 1 2003
 
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It's the first thing to get installed when I load Linux!


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 Fedora Core 2/Gnome

 
 by tiptone on: Aug 2 2004
 
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on my FC/2 install there is no /usr/lib/X11/icons folder. instead, put the /default and /tuxcursor folders into ~/.icons and restart X. BUNG! tux cursors.


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 Tuxcursor

 
 by qwert on: Jan 16 2005
 
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Thanks!This is beautiful! I use Mandrake 10.1,so I put the folder to usr/share/icons,and it works!And it's cute!


Vessy
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 X.org?

 
 by srss on: Apr 16 2005
 
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Does it works on Xorg? If so, please tell me how.

Thks.


Sérgio
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 Flickering

 
 by Gerardo on: Jun 9 2005
 
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Hey ho!

That's really a great cursor theme! The only problem I have is that the animated cursor (the main cursor) flickers very much. Does anybody now, how I could solve this problem?

Thanks, Gerardo;=


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 ubu

 
 by elgx on: Sep 2 2005
 
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will i have to do all that work you posted, to install on ubuntu hoary? cannot i just copy into -/.icons?


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