Bug 682138 - Wrong mouse theme per default.
Summary: Wrong mouse theme per default.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 675509
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD - Xfce
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: F15Target-xfce
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-03-04 09:28 UTC by hannes
Modified: 2011-03-04 21:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-03-04 21:31:47 UTC

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Description hannes 2011-03-04 09:28:41 UTC
The current nightly build uses a very outdated mouse theme. It seems to me like the default mouse theme of the Xserver.
It appears in the 32bit as well as in the 64bit version of this spin.
Don't know how to debug it.

Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2011-03-04 20:05:24 UTC
Here's the problem:
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
$ cat /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
[Icon Theme]
$ rpm -q --requires libXcursor | grep theme

While on F14 it is:
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme 
$ cat /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme 
[Icon Theme]
$ rpm -q --requires libXcursor | grep theme

Possible solutions:
1. Make libXcursor depend on gnome-themes-standard. If we go that way, the big gnome-themes-package should at least be split up to provide the cursor theme as a separate package.
2. Do it like KDE. They have /usr/share/icons/default.kde4/index.theme provided by and using oxygen-icon-theme. We would need to patch xfce4-settings because it provides /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xsettings.xml 

Advantages of 1:
Consistent cursor everywhere, say in GDM, Xfce and apps that are run as root through userhelper while solution 2 only works when xfce4-settings-helper is running.

Advantages of 2:
No artificial dependencies.
We are in control of the cursor and do not rely on the GNOME folks.

What do you think?

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2011-03-04 20:09:09 UTC
This looks like a dup of bug #675509 essentially

Comment 3 Christoph Wickert 2011-03-04 21:31:47 UTC
Yeah, after some conversation on IRC we agreed to discuss everything there.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 675509 ***

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