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Old 05-21-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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Slowing down the USB mouse pointer


The core pointer on my laptop is the Synaptics Touchpad which works perfectly (using the Synaptics driver on kernel 2.6.21). I have also enabled my USB mouse (an optical 3-button scroll-wheel mouse (scroll-wheel acts as 3rd button)). However the pointer movement is extremely fast - a slight movement of the mouse moves the pointer all the way across the screen. Changing settings in the KDE Control Center has not helped. Has anyone got any ideas on how to do slow down that pointer? The relevant sections in the xorg.conf file are as follows:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
End Section


Section "ServerLayout"
InputDevice "USB Mouse" "SendCoreEvents"

Any help will be highly appreciated.
Old 05-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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Does it happen also in tty (terminal where you login) or only in kde?
Old 05-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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Yes the effect is the same in the console.
Old 05-22-2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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try it without the 'emulate3buttons'


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