Bug 80083 - User isn't prompted to restart X after cursor change
User isn't prompted to restart X after cursor change
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
David Lawrence
: MoveUpstream, Triaged
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Reported: 2002-12-19 13:55 EST by Jim Thario
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:17 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-01-13 16:43:57 EST
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Description Jim Thario 2002-12-19 13:55:05 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
After changing the cursor type, the user isn't prompted to restart X (i.e.
logout/login) for the change to take affect. This can give the user the
impression the change didn't take or the mouse properties aren't working properly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select a new mouse cursor type.
2.Close the mouse preferences.


Actual Results:  No change to mouse cursor.

Expected Results:  Mouse cursor type would change immediately.

Additional info:

Prompt the user to logout/login.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-19 15:22:59 EST
I would say the bug is that you have to restart...

We may have it fixed in next release such that you don't have to, I'm not sure.
There's a new cursor theme system.
Comment 2 Andrew Sobala 2002-12-20 09:16:48 EST
It does say "Note: You will have to logout and log back in for this setting to
take effect." So you are prompted.
Comment 3 Jim Thario 2002-12-21 12:25:21 EST
I missed it. I was expecting a pop-up window similar to the one you get when
changing the screen settings.
Comment 4 Jonathan Blandford 2003-01-13 16:25:52 EST
I would prefer not to put a big dialog like that.  Ideally we'll be able to
change cursors on the fly in the future, anyway.

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