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Old 12-21-2002, 05:20 PM   #1
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Microsoft Wireless Optical Blue mouse-- accuracy, sensitivity?


alright I am in a similar situation to this guy: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/29036

However, he ended up taking it back and I would prefer to keep mine because it was a gift from my girlfriend. (I think she got a deal on it and we're both students, and it's sort of sentimental) So here's the question.

I used the "microsoft intellimouse" drivers when kudzu recognized it. The mouse works, but it's really not that accurate or sensative. I dont' know whether it's a driver that I need or I need to set something in the Kontrol Panel in KDE, or whatever file it edits.

So could anyone either point me in the direction of a driver or how to set the sensativity?

I'll send screenshots, etc of the mouse settings when I get home. I'm currently visiting my grandparents a couple of hours away and I won't be home till ten or eleven.

If anyone can give me any help in the mean-time it would be greatly appreciated.

Nate the Newbie
 
Old 12-22-2002, 02:40 AM   #2
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If it's very bad it's not going to be any adjustment.
I would say get another mouse..
You can keep the blue one as a relic of the past.
It's just not going to be worth the frustration.


microsoft might have built it that way to discourage Linux users

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Old 12-22-2002, 12:55 PM   #3
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I edited my XF86Config-4 file and used a different included file that I'd read about in another post about this (the other guy got a new mouse). I'm now using whatever driver the guy w/ a logitech wheel uses

/dev/input/mice

before it was just

/dev/mouse


after that driver and tweaking the acceleration and threshold a bit (i'll probably end up tweaking even more) it seems to work ok. The wheel still fails to work, however.

Maybe someone will write something in a few months...

if anyone has another mouse driver that works w/ wheeled mice I'd be happy to hear about it. I think I'll upgrade to RH8 and see if they've got anything. I need to get an older version of kde though.

I'm not ready to give up on it yet

thanx
 
Old 12-22-2002, 01:33 PM   #4
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If that comforts you I can tell you that is a crappy mouse, it is bad in Windows too, I hate how heavy it gets with batteries. Buy Logitech corded optical wheel mouse, much better and works excellent.
 
Old 12-22-2002, 03:28 PM   #5
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hey do you have

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "3"


the wheel is actually two butons 4 and 5
 
Old 12-22-2002, 10:23 PM   #6
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yeah, I had the zaxis...

and I added "Buttons"...


but I've still got nothing

I dont' know, I think I'm definately going to keep this thing-- it works fine w/ just the two buttons, and I went years before recently w/o a middle scroll. I'll just wait a couple months till it's supported

thanx
 
Old 12-23-2002, 05:43 AM   #7
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gpm may be causing a problem with the wheel

before starting X run this

Code:
gpm -k
 
Old 12-23-2002, 02:24 PM   #8
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logged in as normal and then as root

bash:gpm:command not found

?

maybe I don't know if that's a universal command or just my distro

I'm gonna completely reinstall anyhow, so it probably wont matter

thanx though

Nate
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update: I just used the mouse in windows for the first time. Faster install, but it moves about the same. hehe

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