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Bug 834277 - x11-themes/adwaita-icon-theme-41.0 cursor theme not available in Wayland
Summary: x11-themes/adwaita-icon-theme-41.0 cursor theme not available in Wayland
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
: 836810 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 838451
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Reported: 2022-02-27 10:36 UTC by Martin Wagner
Modified: 2022-06-07 14:25 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Martin Wagner 2022-02-27 10:36:50 UTC
Since Gentoo installs X cursors into /usr/share/cursors/xorg-x11 and not into /usr/share/icons/THEME/cursors they are not available in Wayland. Which is especially a problem with gtk4 apps under Wayland. They try use the Adwaita cursor theme and fall back to a cursor with a significant offset and without any cursor variants like the resize arrows. This makes gtk4 nearly unusable under Wayland. I see that the package is under x11-themes and might not care about Wayland but the cursor theme is definitely missing and could be easily provided by this package.

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Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-05-27 21:20:12 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 3a95901e1a1b5dfe049b65b24933bcbefb65acc9
Author:     Pacho Ramos <>
AuthorDate: 2022-05-27 21:12:21 +0000
Commit:     Pacho Ramos <>
CommitDate: 2022-05-27 21:20:04 +0000

    x11-themes/adwaita-icon-theme: Package legacy icons and fix cursors path
    adwaita-icon-them dropped many legacy icons breaking many different
    applications. We were waiting for pieces to get fixed but, for now, it has
    turned into never ending disputed among different upstreams and breakage
    being kept for Gnome 42 cycle affecting many different apps.
    We follow Debian for now until this is better solved in the future in one
    way on another.
    Also keep upstream default location for cursor themes. Gentoo location is
    kept for backwards compatibility but that location is highly Gentoo
    specific. As a consequence, upstreams keep breaking in several ways and not
    fixing their apps to honour our PATH.
    Signed-off-by: Pacho Ramos <>

 x11-themes/adwaita-icon-theme/Manifest             |  2 +
 .../adwaita-icon-theme-42.0_p2.ebuild              | 97 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 99 insertions(+)
Comment 2 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2022-06-07 14:25:42 UTC
*** Bug 836810 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***