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Q2.1.11: ‘Can't instantiate image error...’ in toolbar

Dr. Ram Samudrala writes:

I just installed the XEmacs (20.4-2) RPMS that I downloaded from Everything works fine, except that when I place my mouse over the toolbar, it beeps and gives me this message:

 Can't instantiate image (probably cached):
 [xbm :mask-file "/usr/include/X11/bitmaps/leftptrmsk :mask-data
 (16 16 <strange control characters> ...

Kyle Jones writes:

This is problem specific to some Chips and Technologies video chips, when running XFree86. Putting

Option "sw_cursor"

in XF86Config gets rid of the problem.