[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: maemo-developers Digest, Vol 18, Issue 34

From: Daniel Stone daniel.stone at nokia.com
Date: Thu Oct 26 14:08:50 EEST 2006
On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 02:10:08PM +0300, ext Tapani Pälli wrote:
> ext Kimmo Hämäläinen wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 14:54 -0400, ext Bob Herrmann wrote:
> >> Any usb keyboard should work, but mouse support seems to be another 
> >> story.   Just hooking up a usb mouse doesn't appear to work.  I believe 
> >> this is because the X server is tweaked out to work with the touch 
> >> screen and compatibility with a mouse (like showing a cursor to report 
> >> it's position) wasnt considered important.
> >
> > You can see the cursor if you remove the symbolic
> > link /home/user/.icons.
> > (But that is where my knowledge ends and X geniuses need to step in.)
> Yep, we are using a 'invisible cursor theme' for Gtk, it is used instead
> of X defaults. You can remove link, or if you want to use own
> cursorimage instead of invisible one you can simply copy it to
> '/usr/share/icons/xcursor-transparent/cursors/transp'.
> The reason for using this theme is that cursor icon is used for tap&hold
> animation, therefore we actually still have cursor (would be also
> possible to hide completely from X server by disabling driver funcs
> implementing that).

That only works for GTK apps though.  The core X cursor has still been
hacked to be invisible; this will be configurable in some later stage,
in a hypothetical firmware release that may or may not ever get made[0].
The code's been written.


[0]: I'm not a marketer, I'm a hacker.

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