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Old 05-25-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
ebocchino
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mouse is moving slow with delay


Hi there, I am a new Linux user and still trying to setup everything. I have Xandros Desktop OS 3.0 and their support is not very helpfull, took me more than 10 emails back and fourth to endup finding the solution for the installation problem by my self (but this is past and I will forget it).
Now that the system is running ok, the mouse is acting weird, is not the speed, the problem is that there is a delay in the pointer to follow the hand movement and also it is kind of hard to stop it in the correct place in the screen.
I tried xset m with different values but did not work.
If I run Windows in the same PC the mouse works fine and also works fine during the Linux installation so it is not a hardware problem I guess...
Any help will be very much appreciated, I really want to switch to Linux but I need to pass this initial difficulties.
thank you, Ed
 
Old 05-26-2006, 10:59 PM   #2
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1. what kind of mouse?
2. what's in the mouse section of your /etc/xorg.conf file?
3. what desktop environment? (kde, gnome, etc.)

Last edited by slackhack; 05-26-2006 at 11:02 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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mouse is slow

Thank you for the reply. I am totally new to Linux therefore I don't know how to inform you the items 2 and 3.
I tried different mouse models, Dell track ball and Logithec Optical mouse.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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How much ram do you have? and did you create a SWAP partition of sufficiant size? Does the Hard Drive seem to be constently running? It could also be that there is an application running that is robbing al your CPU cycles.

A good way to tell is if windows open up and move sluggish as well. If not then it may be just a mouse resolution problem in tour config file:

Open a terminal window, type:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Check under this section:

Section "InputDevice"

That's a good place to start... Do some research on the ZAxisMapping.

Here is a sample of mine just for ref...

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection


Good Luck
 
Old 05-27-2006, 09:32 PM   #5
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I habe 512mb RAM and the Swap file has enough too. In windows the mouse works just fine.

My xorg.conf looks like this, do you think I should change something?



Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "mouse.p1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "YES"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSectio

Thankz
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:54 PM   #6
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Try changing the "Resolution" for the mouse. I gave a general example of "600" but you can try from 200 up to 1200 and higher...

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "mouse.p1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "YES"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Resolution" "600" <-----Add Here!
EndSection

Good Luck

KC
 
Old 05-29-2006, 09:56 PM   #7
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mouse is slow

Thank you all, I changed my motherboard for a newer one and the problem was fix. I had an old one that was giving me a hard time.
 
  


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