Individual users can use their own unique set of pointer cursors for scoterm. These font settings do not change the default pointer cursors that are used by other users on the system.
To change scoterm cursor fonts for an individual user, perform the following steps.
When you are finished, save your changes and exit the resource file.
Individual users can assign their own values to cursor font resource specifications. You can either change the value of a font resource already set in the resource database, or you can set an entirely new font resource. User defaults always override system defaults, allowing different users running the same clients to specify personal font preferences.
Individual resource settings are placed in a file called .Xdefaults-hostname, where hostname is the name of the host, or machine, where the client is running.
You can add an .Xdefaults-hostname file to a user's home directory in one of two ways:
When the user invokes scoterm, the X server checks to see if an .Xdefaults-hostname file exists in $HOME. If such a file does exist, the resource values specified in the user resource file take precedence over any values assigned to the same resource in the resource database.
Font resource specifications must use the correct format:
When you specify the scoterm client, you can enter either the class name, ScoTerm, or the binary name, scoterm. pointerShape is the resource variable you are setting. It is part of the resource class, Cursor. cursorname is the actual name of the cursor you are selecting. Use the font names listed in ``Standard cursor font names''.
If you generated an .Xdefaults-hostname
file for a user from the root account, whether
by creating the file or by copying the ScoTerm file from
/usr/lib/X11/app-defaults, you must assign
the file the correct ownership permissions. Run the
chown command to assign the correct owner, and
the chgrp command to assign the correct
group to the .Xdefaults-hostname file:
chown username .Xdefaults-hostname
chgrp groupname .Xdefaults-hostname
If you created your own .Xdefaults-hostname file, you can ignore this step. Your ownership permissions are already correct.
If you are running a Graphical Environment session and you used the scoterm window to make the desired changes to the resource file, you will not see the effects of the changes until you exit scoterm and invoke it again.