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Cursor size

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Alice Daniel
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Cursor size

How can I modify the size of the cursor on ALPHA ES40s running Tru64 v 4.0f? It would be good to have a different color also
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Balasubramanian S
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Re: Cursor size

Hello Daniel, we don't have any tools or resources that help us to changes the color or size of the cursor.

-Bala S
Alice Daniel
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Re: Cursor size

thanks for the info
Ralf Puchner
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Re: Cursor size

That is not correct, if it is X11 related there is a possible way to do that!
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Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cursor size

Hello Ralf, in case of X11 we need to modify the font file for the cursor, which is under ./xc/fonts/bdf/misc; we need to rebuild the font file after this modification. Then you will get the cursor in bigger size, I hope this is how we can achieve in X11.

Regards, Bala S
Alice Daniel
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cursor size

On my system, I found the following directory: (ES40, Tru64 v4.0f)
/var/X11/fonts/user/misc, but the only file there was "fonts.dir" which only had an entry of 0 in it.

Would the fonts file in question be part of a standard install, or would it be in the associated products?

Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: Cursor size

why so complicated?

use the freewaretool "xsetroot -cursor" to modify cursor.


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Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cursor size

I found this info on the net and thought I would pass it on to you.

bdfresize freeware will help you to resize the bdf format font. Get the cursor.bdf font file from the net and create a magnified cursor font using the bdfresize. After that create a .xinitrc file in your $HOME directory which should have the following statements
xset +fp $HOME/fonts
xsetroot -cursor_name X_cursor

Now restart your xserver and login; now you can see the big mouse cursor in the session.

I havenâ t tried it out personally though.
Bala