[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#603484: Bug#603484: Bug#603484: xfce4-settings: Changing Mouse, Cursor Theme Has No Effect

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 12 06:14:37 UTC 2011

On lun., 2011-04-11 at 21:21 -0400, Allen Cuda wrote:
> FYI,
> If you log in from GDM using the 'Run Xclient script' as your session, 
> you will not be able to change your mouse cursor theme and size as 
> described in the bug report. You must log in using 'Xfce session' for 
> the theme and size changes to work.

Thanks, that's new and useful information.

Could you give use the output of:

xrdb -query

in both cases and before/after changing the theme?

>  If you want the changes to take 
> effect without restarting the X server, execute 'xfwm4 --restart &' from 
> a terminal (Note that QT applications need to be restarted to get the 
> new cursor theme).

Note that, as I already said, apps *wont* pick up the new cursor theme
until they are restarted. Easiest way to restart the window manager is
to quit X but indeed you can restart it manually.

>  Also, some cursor themes have "small/medium/large" 
> sets and won't respond to the cursor size hint.
> So, maybe the bug is in the session script…

My guess is that it's not a bug. When using "run xclient script" the
system uses whatever you provided as .xsession so it's your
responsibility to manage that correctly.

"Xfce session" is a session setup by Xfce and Debian maintainers which
takes care of everything which need to be done. It's usually the best
choice but some people might prefer to do it their way.

Note that if you don't chose anything there's a fallback mechanism in
the X startup scripts which will end up running the x-session-manager
currently configured, which is often xfce4-session on a typical Xfce
box. In that case you end up with a Xfce session with most of the apps
but lacking stuff (xscreensaver, some configuration etc.). That'll be
fixed for 4.8 where we'll put the whole configuration script as the
default x-session-manager so the default settings starts a complete Xfce

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