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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.... :-)
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".
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...
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?