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

Eamon Walsh efw at eamonwalsh.com
Sat May 26 12:11:35 PDT 2007

Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 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.

The XFixes extension has "HideCursor" and "ShowCursor" requests.


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