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

Barry Scott barry.scott at onelan.co.uk
Tue May 29 02:51:38 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.
I'm not clear what a "root cursor" is. Is it the cursor over the root 
window only?
If so that is not what I'm turning off. I never want to see a cursor 
over any window.

I want to build once and be able to turn the cursor on and off without a 
Then I can run with the same binary build on a developer box as on the 
target system.


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