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X11Update2006 note
Authored by: Lycestra on Feb 12, '07 10:32:43AM

This fix undoes the X11Update2006 software update.

xdpyinfo and glxinfo reveal that the vast video mode improvements present in that update disappear after (re)installing the yellow cursor patch, and the 2006 update doesn't include the yellow cursor update itself. I was hoping Apple would release the codebase to the 2006 update at some point, but I haven't seen it yet. So, at the moment, it's one or the other.

Another way to tweak this is to change the remote machine's cursor theme using the .icons directory in your home directory on the remote (linux) machine, or even use it to disable it. That can change the default cursors away from ARGB image cursors to traditional bi-color bitmaps that do display properly. Apps that use ARGB cursors directly are still on their own. More of a Linux customization trick.

I'd like to post a binary update in PKG format of the yellow cursor fix once up-to-date source is available to be patched. Or, even better, Apple posts their own.

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