> Where are the mouse cursor images (e.g. the arrow, the wristwatch, etc.) in
> XFree86? Are they XPM files? Are they hard-coded into the X server? I'd
> like to change these images, but I haven't the foggiest idea where to find
These are the Standard Cursors that you get via 'xsetroot -cursor_name'.
They are pictured in O'Reilly's X Window System Users' Guide, Appendix D
in my copy. You can't change them because they are hard-coded and
If you want some other cursor, create it (and a mask file) using
and load it with 'xsetroot -cursor cursorfile maskfile'. If you make a
big cursor and your video board has cursor hardware, you may have
unless you use 'option sw_cursor' in your XF86Config file. This is
cursor hardware on video boards is usually restricted to MS-size
X has no such restriction. I have a 171x68 'shark' cursor, for instance.
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