Tux Cursor!

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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 : )
Last changelog:

17 years ago

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

bradenm

17 years ago

Stunning Cursors! I am DYING to have XFree86 4.3. Great Job!!!

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Bruce

17 years ago

I followed your instructions but they don't work for RedHat 7.3.

Is there something else I need to do?

I love this cursor theme and would love to get it working.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Markus

17 years ago

You need to install the new XFree 4.3 first. This will not work with prior versions of X like the common 4.2 release.
Indeed this prerequisite is nowhere mentioned in the description.

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Markus

17 years ago

A wonderful piece of art. Awesome animations. Thank you very much! Must have been a lot of work - but it's outstanding!

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Deciare

17 years ago

That's the most cavityinducingadorablycute++ thing I've seen this month! Coming from a shoujo anime fan, that's saying a lot. ^_^

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henriquemaia

17 years ago

Very good! Very funny!

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17 years ago

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

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