running plain debian squeeze. same problem on evilwm 1.0.0 and self-compiled 1.1.0. btw, wheezy does still have 1.0.0? wth???
You have https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/evilwm/ and http://pkgbuild.com/git/aur-mirror.git/tree/evilwm-git
They are command line options (not sure about the cursor though). Have a read through this post:Evilwm - 30 Window Managers in 30 Days.