May 4th, 2005, 22:02
Are you tired of login in day after day, week after week, year after year, and looking at the same ol' plain mouse cursor? Well here's a short tutorial that will help you change that.

This tutorial I will be using the "Pinux Tux" ( Cursor theme as an example, you can find this, along with other cursors on

Pick out and downloaded a cursor theme of your liking, uncompress the theme's tarball, move it's contents to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons.

tar xjf pTux-cursors.tar.bz2
cd cursors
mv * /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons

Edit the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/index.theme file:

vim /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/index.theme

And change the "Inherits" line to a something like the following, you can find the themes name under it's index.theme file.


Last step restart X and have fun.