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Old 11-15-2003, 12:30 PM   #1
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PS/2 mouse Threshold setting


I've had just over two weeks experience with Linux, so pretty new to it... I was runnign Redhat 9.0 till yesterday, but finally shifted to Slackware 9.1 yesterday.... Now, I have an optical mouse (LG - brand...) hooked to the PS/2 .... The default mouse settings made it toooooo unresponsive, so I upped the acceleration to 6x, in KDE.... now the problem is that if I have to make small movements with it, the acceleration is 1x, which is tooooo slow for me... I cant use it like that.... So, I reduced the threshold to 1 pixel..... its still too non-responsive for my taste.... Where in the console can I go, to edit mouse settings?!

Interestingly enough, when I had RH, my root would have the same problem, in the GUI, while a normal user would have a perfectly functioning mouse (that was a regular Logitech scroll, tho' ).... and whats even more weird is this ... RH had the option to change the mouse... if I just opened that, and applied the same (generic PS/2 scroll or something), the mouse would suddenly become alright!!! I tried looking for that in Slack, but couldnt find it... maybe a few more days, and I can find it... but its just too annoying to use the mouse right now.... HELP!!!

oh, and also, whats the command to modify XF86Config, without manually editing it? The X-Windows Configy thingy..... Im not sure... I just tried XF86Config, but that appears to be invalid.... if u could tell me that, Id be happy.... at the moment, the XF86Config file is pretty minimal, thankfully..... is that because I installed the bare_i kernel? thanks for all the help, in advance.... :-)
 
Old 11-15-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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For the mouse settings, you need to run "xset" either in an xterm or put it in your X startup file. Example "xset m 3 4" means acceleration of 3 and threshold of 4. Type "xset -o" to see all your current xset settings. I put the xset command in $HOME/.xinitrc, but I'm not sure if KDE will override the settings.

The command for generating an XF86Config file is "xf86config".

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Old 11-15-2003, 11:13 PM   #3
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xf86config... oooh, I was using CAPS! damn!

thanks for the xset... will try it out now... but, that still means I cant go lower than 1 pixel for threshold... which still makes my mouse unresponsive... maybe if I run xf86config again, and change the mouse to a logitech or MS or something, it may help... will try and get back... thanks again...
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:00 AM   #4
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other options than PS/2 didnt work... but, I did get a new mousepad (for an optical mouse!) and it improved things a bit..... The Scroll still doesnt work, but I read somewhere bout a 'ZAxisMapping' option or something.... will that do it?
 
  


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