[PATCH] Add command line option to Xorg server to turn off the cursor

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sat May 26 07:43:56 PDT 2007

Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 01:31:50PM +0100, Barry Scott wrote:
>> In our use of the Xorg server we cannot have a cursor on the screen.
>> We have a kiosk style app that has no user input and the cursor is
>> an eye sore. Changing all the individual X clients to not show a cursor
>> would be a huge amount of work.
>> Two options have been added with the default being -cursor.
>> -cursor                enable the cursor
>> -nocursor              disable the cursor
>> I have tested the patch against git tip of Xorg server.
>> Are you willing to include this functionality in the xorg server?
>> Are there any problems with the patch?
> --enable-null-root-cursor at compile time already does this.

Is this only on git tip? I can't find this option on xorg 1.3. It would
be useful to have this with my Myth box (tho' far from essential).

Does the compile time option enable a configurable runtime switch, or is
it just all or nothing at compile time? If the latter, perhaps Barry's
patch would be useful.


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