From: Kevin Brosius <cobra@co...> - 2003-03-08 14:48:27
I've just added some changes to cvs that let you try out the new XFree86
4.3.0 XCursor support in E17. You shouldn't notice anything different
unless you make some config changes as noted below.
First, the obligatory screen shot -
There's a new entry in the behavior.db to control E17's choice of
cursor type. You'll need to create it, or copy the latest version and
modify /desktops/cursors/e_native to 0. This turns off E's use of it's
own cursor images, and uses XFree86 cursors instead. behavior.db lives
in ~/.e/behavior, so make sure that one has the setting.
You'll need to configure XFree86 XCursor support. By default 4.3.0 uses
a core cursor theme that looks a lot like prior releases of XFree86. To
really see a difference, try adding
If you don't get red transparent cursors with shadows after restarting
X, then you may also need to configure X to use software cursors. This
depends on your video card. In general, adding Option "swcursor" to the
device section of your XF86Config file should be enough.
You'll probably get tired of the red cursors quick, unless you have a
theme that looks good with red... In my screen shot, you'll see an
entice window in the lower corner showing a resize cursor. I've used
some online tools, and converted it to an XCursor theme. You can grab
my version from http://kevb.net/files/ as corporate_xcursor_0.3.tgz
(107k). Extract in ~/.icons, then change the XCursor theme to
"corporate" as above.
The original is from a cursor pack for Windows. It is available from
as the "Corporate" download. You can convert any CursorXP pack with the
perl script from http://bwbohh.net (at least you could prior to today, I
can't presently get to the site) called SD2XC-0.0.3.perl. I modified
that script to create the corporate version on my site. The script is
included in the tar file and also as
I've partially ported Aphex2 from
http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects/aphex2/?topic_id=60 . Those are
the borders you see in the screen shot. You can grab my border bits
from http://kevb.net/files/aphex2_port_e17_cobra_0.1.tgz , extract this
into /usr/local/share/enlightenment/data/borders/default (you might want
to save a copy of that directory first.)
I've included the Aphex2 border/menu title font in the tar file, just
copy conga.ttf into data/fonts, then change the softlink in that
directory for text.ttf -> conga.ttf.