Changing Cursor theme doesn't update changes

Bug #753405 reported by Smittix on 2011-04-07
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

when changing the mouse cursor theme via Appearance Preferences > Customise > Pointer - It doesn’t update the cursor at all even though when going back to the cursor theme the new one is selected.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:2.32.1-0ubuntu13
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Apr 7 12:09:34 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-appearance-properties
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110330)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 (nautilus:1542): GConf-CRITICAL **: gconf_value_free: assertion `value != NULL' failed
 (<unknown>:1524): libindicator-WARNING **: Shortcut Group does not have key 'TargetEnvironment' falling back to deprecated use of 'OnlyShowIn' and 'NotShowIn'.

Smittix (jamessmith1) wrote :
Smittix (jamessmith1) wrote :

Manually changing /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme works fine.

molecule-eye (niburu1) wrote :

I've noticed the same thing. However, the icon theme I changed to from default shows up in Firefox but it reverts back to the default (DMZ-White) basically everywhere else (e.g. nautilus, when hovering over the Unity panel, etc.)

Smittix (jamessmith1) wrote :

I have just tested firefox with the problem, you're right. It does show up (DMZ-Black) over firefox but reverts to the default everywhere else.

Nipas (nik8pol) wrote :

Note that the bug was fixed in previous ubuntu versions...
It seems that it has to do with unity BUT if you login using classic desktop
the problem remains..

Smittix (jamessmith1) wrote :

Still no update on this bug?

Schorsch (schorschi-schorsch) wrote :

chance the theme in terminal with:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

worked for me (after logging out and back in)

But if ubuntu wants to be userfriendly this bug definetly has do has to be fixed!

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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