Tux Cursor!
Cursors
Score 75%
Description:

Now this cursor alone is a reason to install linux! ;)

featuring: Tux

why should i install this?

1. a wonderful drawn tux will take over your old boring x-cursors.

2. the main cursor is animated. (right arm and the legs, you have to see it to believe how cute it is)

3. animated xkill cursor (red eyes go crazy, perfect for killing those nasty processes)

4. animated resize cursors (tux is pushing and hanging on the edge)

5. lots of other cool cursors.

6. it took me a week of hard work, so dont ask, install!


how do i install?

good question... i tried to make it as easy as possible.

1. vote this cursor as "good", hehe

2. extract the downloaded file with karchiver (or the extracter of your choice)

3. now you got 2 folders. default and tuxcursor.

4. copy them as root (type "su" in console) in this directory: /usr/lib/X11/icons/

5. if a warning asks you to overwrite index.theme, overwrite it!

6. now there must be a folder named tuxcursor in the /usr/lib/X11/icons/ directory and a folder named /default which contains the index.theme

7. check if the index.theme contains this line: inherits=tuxcursor

8. now restart X11 with ctrl+alt+backspace

if all went well you will have a wonderfull tux cursor.
if not, follow the above points step by step or ask your
sysadmin of choice ; )


its quite big ( 64x64 ) but i wanted maximum detail.
you can resize by typing:

export XCURSOR_THEME="tuxcursor"
export XCURSOR_SIZE=32

before you start X.


i hope you all enjoy the cursor i made, as much as i do.
its a tribute to the great linux & kde-look community.
please dont bash me if you dont like the cursor.
if you dont like it, dont install it.
i tried to make the previews as informative as possible.
so you can see if you can life with a tuxcursor.

credits go to:
uga for making the start and the howto
the guys who helped him
the xfree86 team for making xcursorgen
all the guys from which i stole the ideas ; )
tux as main actor

*additional info*

you will have to upgrade Xfree86 to version 4.3. to get the cursors to work!

get it from:
ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/
or search your distribution site for rpms.

i used rpms for suse 8.1 from:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/supplementary/X/XFree86/XFree86-4.3.0-SuSE

thanks to bruce and markus for mentioning the missing info.

im very happy that you like the cursor : )
Last changelog:

14 years ago

version 0.2: added drop shadows as requested and fixed some pixels.
(hand cursor) i hope you like it even better ;)

version 0.1: initial release

stonebulb

7 years ago

i like very much theses cursors
but they doesent works completly with compiz-fusion effects.
(i cannot click and wen i want move a window i see a big rectangle)

Are you knowing the beacause of this bug?

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Liadon

10 years ago

i downloaded the tar.gz archive and when i chose the file which i downloaded on desktop it says its not an archive!
what can i do?

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joanfusan

10 years ago

A cursors theme very fun!

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robstr12

11 years ago

Cool, cool, cool.

I gotta keep this thing around just to get some attention at the coffee house with.

Great piece of software here!

Regards,



Robert

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catweasel

11 years ago

My download contained two main sets, tuxcursor and tuxshadow.
I just added:
inherits=tuxcursor
inherits=tuxshadow
to the existing index.theme file (it's hard-linked, by the way) and they worked fine.
You're right, they are big!

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ih8windoze

11 years ago

an awesome theme!

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modama

11 years ago

1.- Move the default and tuxcursors folders to ~/.icons

2.- execute gcursor
If you do not have it, get it with:
$sudo apt-get install gcursor

3.- Restart X and... enjoy!

This is one of the best cursors to have.

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elgx

12 years ago

will i have to do all that work you posted, to install on ubuntu hoary? cannot i just copy into -/.icons?

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Gerardo

12 years ago

Hey ho!

That's really a great cursor theme! The only problem I have is that the animated cursor (the main cursor) flickers very much. Does anybody now, how I could solve this problem?

Thanks, Gerardo;=

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srss

12 years ago

Does it works on Xorg? If so, please tell me how.

Thks.

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qwert

12 years ago

Thanks!This is beautiful! I use Mandrake 10.1,so I put the folder to usr/share/icons,and it works!And it's cute!

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tiptone

13 years ago

on my FC/2 install there is no /usr/lib/X11/icons folder. instead, put the /default and /tuxcursor folders into ~/.icons and restart X. BUNG! tux cursors.

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Lostman

13 years ago

It's the first thing to get installed when I load Linux!

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robertjm

13 years ago

As nice as this looks, its not usable because its so large. I can't wait to try the resizeable version.

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brainkilla

14 years ago

Very, very good! i got a question though - my cursor is blinking occasionally, is that normal action or something is wrong here? thnx

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xposed

14 years ago

You did a very nice job on this one, i love that cursor :)

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gotux

14 years ago

Now, my girlfriend use only linux.....
Good Good Good work!!! Probably only "link cursor" must be change.
Compliments.

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aZZaManDooLackey

14 years ago

Hey, Love the cursors btw! Cutest thing I've ever seen in Linux :) One thing I don't like though is the hourglass cursor, it just seems out of place, and it's really hard to click stuff still when an app is displaying the hourglass cursor (e.g. when a page is loading in mozilla).

My Suggestion: Change the hourglass cursor so it's just Tux of the same size as normal but instead he's folding his arms and tapping his foot (perhaps an impatient expression also). Afterall, nobody likes waiting do they? :)

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robster1

14 years ago

Hi,

Your instructions don't work for Debian, it seems (and yes, I do have XFree86 4.3!). Any ideas what I need to do to get these superb cursors on my Debian system?

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machman5

14 years ago

i followed the directions but it didn't work.i have xfree86 4.3.i would love to get these to work. can anyone help?

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MasterSeven

14 years ago

look closer, the resize cursors and the
xkill cursor are animated to. ; )
in the next version i will have an animated
hourglass with tux IN it : )
and resize is finally possible!

M7

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WinterWolf

14 years ago

VEY CREATIVE, WELL MADE, CUTE AND FUNNY! These original cursors are absolutely stunning, I didn't even know cursors could be so cute =p GREAT WORK!

IS it possible to animate more cursors, not jsut the main one?

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MasterSeven

14 years ago

now thats what i had suspected, but i didnt know how to do it right. thanks ronie :)

i guess i have no excuse then, so i have to do resizable cursors.

maybe in 32, 48 and 64 size.
i think smaller cursors than 32 dont make sense. i already made a hardcoded 32 version and i think thats the minimum size to still see a penguin and not 2 pixels ;)

maybe before i start converting you can post your size wishes.

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MasterSeven

14 years ago

the resize works for redglass and whiteglass.
but unfortunatly not for the tuxcursor.

i dont know why.
maybe there is a different way of generating
the cursors to make them resizeable.

sorry for the wrong info, but i only tested it with whiteglass.

but i will manually do a 32x32 version when i have enough time again.
so you should have no problems then : )

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ronie

14 years ago

I had a look at the XFree 4.3 source, and the way they create the resizeable cursors is like this:
- for each cursor create five different pictures,
in five different sizes.
- then create a config file like this:
12 1 1 left_ptr-16.png
16 2 2 left_ptr-24.png
24 3 3 left_ptr-32.png
32 4 4 left_ptr-48.png
48 6 6 left_ptr-64.png

Hope this helps ;)

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14 years ago

version 0.2: added drop shadows as requested and fixed some pixels.
(hand cursor) i hope you like it even better ;)

version 0.1: initial release

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updated Mar 17 2003
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