I also use a basic KVM switch for now, but the problem I have is different, although mouse/trackball related.
In Win XP I can slow down the ball to a very slow and stable rate as I often need. However not so outside of Windows XP.
Because I do a lot with Graphic apps such as Gimp and LibreOffice draw, mouse precision is important. Added to that I have a small motor physical coordination difficulty that is incurable. For this reason I am forced to work much more in Windows than I would really prefer.
It would be nice if an alternative mouse driver could be attached to Orca, or added to the universality options, allowing the possibility, in a GUI front end, to slow down the mouse or trackball ball speed considerably more than is presently possible.
Logitech who makes so much of this hardware, seemingly has no interest in changing anything, and I feel this is unfair to handicapped users in general.
The only other "boxed" option I know of is the CH Rollermouse which must be ordered from California at a cost of about USD $200.00 plus taxes.
Personally, one day I hope to have the time and resources to design and build a "mouse plus" that is hardware capable of doing all this, and where most of the components are easily user repairable with basic electronic skills. (e.g being able to change the buttons and other mechanical parts using push-buttons that are easily available locally), but this I don't have the time and money to develop for now.
Hopefully this message will spark the enthusiasm of someone to develop this feature.
Bruce from Canada.
Originally Posted by ijdickinson
I've just added a KVM switch so that I can share my mouse, keyboard and monitor between my (work issued) Windows laptop and my personal desktop box running Fedora 11. Everything's working fine, but the scroll wheel in Fedora is now super-sensitive: a small touch and it scrolls by more than a pageful each time. Mouse wheel behaviour in Windows is unchanged, so I think the KVM itself isn't misbehaving.
How can I reduce the amount of scroll per unit of wheel rotation? I've googled quite a bit on this, but most discussions of mouse wheel configuration involve tweaking xorg.conf. My xorg.conf doesn't mention the mouse at all (even though all buttons, including scroll are working). So I presume that Fedora has a different mechanism for configuring mouse settings.
Thanks in advance,