Use Adwaita cursors in the GNU Guix System

One of the problems I had with Guix was that the default cursors were too small for my display. They didn’t scale. But I knew Adwaita did.

To get Adwaita cursors in your Guix system, first install the adwaita-icon-theme package.

After that, link $HOME/.guix-profile/share/icons/ to $HOME/.icons.

Add the following line in $HOME/.Xresources:

Xcursor.theme: Adwaita

Then reload the X resources database:

xrdb -merge .Xresources

And reload your WM. That should be it, if I recall correctly.

If it doesn’t work, send me an email and I’ll look into it to see what I missed.