[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#671121: lightdm and gnome-shell: cursor's theme is set back to default

Ralf Jung post at ralfj.de
Fri May 18 17:32:43 UTC 2012


actually, this does not only affect Gnome but also KDE.
Usually, when using KDM, the cursor used by KDM is the black oxygen cursor 
theme (Debian default). When logging in, immediately when the splash screen 
appears, the cursor is switched to the white oxygen cursor theme (upstream 
default, and configured by me for my user).
However, if I use ligthdm instead (which uses its own cursor theme), the 
splash screen starts with the *black* oxygen theme. Only during the session 
load, this is changed to the white one. Also, which is really weird, in gtk2-
based apps (not sure about gtk3), when a submenu opens, the cursor theme is 
changed to the black oxygen one as long as the mouse stays in the menu. For 
example, when I click a bookmark menu in Firefox, the cursor is black in 
there. This is not entirely reproducible, though there is some regularity to 
it. I noticed this both in Firefox and Wireshark. Qt-based apps work all 

Kind regards,

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