Joined: Feb. 2005
||Posted: Mar. 19 2008,20:31
how do i edit the cursors in DSL?
I ask because i am trying to make a kiosk machine with no ornamentation/chrome/cursor as part of a server/kiosk setup for a student art project. i have been playing around with modifying boothbox and have succeeded in removing the all firefox chrome using a mix of these instructions:
Matt's tech blog
however the cursor remains in the middle of the screen
points to bear in mind:
i'm working mostly in windows. i use DSL in a VM but i'm not a linux or programming expert by any means, although i'm quite good at manipulating readable scripts (ie python, php, js, xml, stuff like that).
i don't know how to open the KNOPPIX file in windows. none of my unzipping progs will let me in to edit it. (i dont fancy wading through 70Mb of code in a hex editor either, not without a guide). i've figured out that it's something to do with 'X' and had a browse of the filesystem *in* DSL but i'm expecting a folder of cursor icons somewhere near X (like in KNOPPIX/etc/X11... ?) but i can't find one.
is there a way to add a line to .xinitrc that tells X to hide the cursor if it's not in use after 5mins perhaps?
i'm doing this 'offline', editing files in an ISO image so the invisible cursor instructions in the how to above are a bit beyond me at the moment
any tips on where to look or how to edit the relevant files would be most welcome
(i'm not modifying any of the DSL start up screens, and i'm going to give full credit to all the various entities who have contributed directly or indirectly , eg ubuntu, apache, php, DSL, booth, etc.)
server half of project will be on and off here, i'll post back when it's up full time:
cheers in advance