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Old 06-01-2007, 10:02 PM   #1
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Question Can't change Mouse resolution in Debian 4.0

Ok, I'm a slackware guru for the most part, but I decided to use Debian for a particular purpose on one of my machines. Here are the details.

Debian 4.0
Kernel 2.6.18-4-686
Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop
Integrated Touch pad.
Basic Installation Not too many frills.
Running off a USB drive... USB boot with GRUB.
Running default GNOME

My problem is:

I can't get the mouse resolution to change. I played with all the settings available in the GUI,but it still takes 10, yes 10, full strokes to cross the screen. What can I do to fix this?

Thanks for any help. :-)
Old 06-02-2007, 06:22 AM   #2
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Edit /etc/X11/xrog.conf and in the mouse configuration section add a line

Option "Resolution" "1000"

You can play around with this number. You must restart the X server if you modify the value.
Old 06-02-2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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I trust you meant "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" not "/etc/X11/xrog.conf".
Old 06-02-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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It's ok, I understood what he meant.

It didn't work....

There is a file under /home/(user)/.gconf/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/%gconf.xml
It looks like what I need to edit, but I'm not sure how it works.

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mouse, mouseconfig

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