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Old 12-20-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
jnev
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erratic mouse movement


hey guys, this one has been annoying me for a while now. my mouse has really erratic movement in breezy, and it's really starting to get on my nerves. at slow speeds, it moves very slow, with almost zero acceleration, then all of a sudden jumps to a much higher speed when i start to move it a bit faster. also, it jumps a lot across the screen. when i'm doing a cpu-intensive task (like ripping a cd for instance), it becomes 10x worse, as in my comp is barely useable to the extent of the mouse moving so erraticly. in windows, it works 100% normal, the way it should. the mouse is a logitech mx510. here is the xorg.conf for it in case it matters:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier "Configured Mouse"
	Driver "mouse"
	Option "CorePointer"
	Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
	Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option "Buttons" "10"
EndSection

thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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umm... can anybody help me out here?
 
Old 12-22-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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I have just upgraded to Breezy and now have the same problem. I am using a KVM 2 way switch which worked perfectly with Hoary. When I switch to Windows, mouse works fine. When I switch back, mouse pointer skates all over screen at high speed.

For the time being I will install a separate mouse while I search Google.

25.12.2005: Well, the problem is well documented, but so far I have not found a fix. They changed the Kernel in Breezy to 2.6 and the mouse is initialised differently to the previous release. The fix is to go back to the 2.4 Kernel, but I don't really want to do that.

Come on all you Linux techos, there must be an easier way!!

Last edited by bayvista; 12-24-2005 at 11:27 PM.
 
  


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