Using the Advance Settings utility from the Ubuntu Software Center I can change the X11 cursor theme, but the only cursor that does not change is the default arrow cursor. How can I get it to change too?

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  • Did you log out an back in ? – Panther Jan 15 '12 at 6:25
  • @bodhi.zazen Yes, since then I have logged out and restarted the computer. – CyberSkull Jan 15 '12 at 6:40
  • try sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme – Panther Jan 15 '12 at 13:26
  • update-alternatives does not see any of the themes I manually dropped into /usr/share/icons. How do I regenerate the list? – CyberSkull Jan 16 '12 at 21:13
  • OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, – Ringtail Apr 1 '12 at 0:36