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Re: Odd pointer behavier

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Odd pointer behavier
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 16:09:44 -0600
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9 (X11/20041105)

Vinarsky, Boris wrote:
> I am upgrading Linux desktopts in the department from RH 8.0 to RHEL
> 3.0. As a side effect Emacs is upgraded from ver. 21.2.1 to
> ver. 21.3.1.
> When the 21.3.1 emacs is starts with any backgroung except for white
> the pointer inside emacs window takes a bold ?X? shape. It makes
> inconvenient for users to select text.  Moving cursor to the icon bar
> above text window fixes the cursor and it takes ?I? shape. Moving
> cursor to the menu bar changes the shape back to ?X?. After the emacs
> exit cursor stays X until it is pointed to another window, where it
> becomes normal again. If the background is white the cursor is normal
> all the time.
> I tested this issue under GNOME, KDE, and Failsafe. The result is the
> same. Prior to testing I removed all files from home directory
> including ~/.emacs except for .cshrc.
> Setting emacs.background X resource to any non-white color produces
> the same result.
> Does anybody know how to get rid of this cursor ?feature? other than
> keep the background white?

Did you try running Emacs without Red Hat's default.el and site-start.el
customizations?  i.e. emacs --no-init-file --no-site-file

Kevin Rodgers

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