[Buildroot] [PATCH] Option to disable cursor in X; retry

Michel Wilson michel at crondor.net
Wed Sep 10 11:52:14 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 10 September 2008 13:03:10 Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> Does this disable the cursor completely, or add the ability to disable
> it through an API or configuration item?
> Because if it just plain disables the cursor that doesn't seem to be
> appropriate for a compile time option. (Not that it's your fault of
> course.)
> Hamish
You are as surprised as I was, because it is indeed a configure-time option to 
disable it, by default. Note that it's only the root window which is affected. 
I think it's possible to still have a cursor, by providing a cursor theme or 
something like that, but I haven't tested.
Question is: should this be included or not? I feel it's a useful option to 
have, because it's the simplest way of disabling the cursor. I tried a 
transparent cursor theme (see http://matchbox-project.org/sources/utils/), but 
didn't get it to work, yet. More elegant would be a xorg.conf option with the 
same effect, but I'm not sure if I'm up to that ;)


Michel Wilson.
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