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Old 11-23-2003, 09:28 AM   #1
mpyusko
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Angry Changing Console Mouse speed


How do I change the mouse speed for the console? I have a small screen and I have to roll the trackball 5 times to cross the screen.

Slackware 9
2.4.22

thanks
 
Old 11-23-2003, 09:40 AM   #2
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edit /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm

for the gpm comand line add a "-r" option followed by a number, eg
/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t ps2 -r 100

note that if its set too high your mouse wont move, personally i couldnt get it to work over 100
if that's still not enough add an "-a" option followed by a value(say 50)
-r sets the speed, -a sets acceleration.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 10:35 AM   #3
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Ok, I did it, but how do I get it to use the new settings? reboot? or is there an easier way?
 
Old 11-23-2003, 10:43 AM   #4
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/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm restart
 
  


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