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Old 12-17-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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knoppix 5.3

have installed knoppix 5.3 but don't know how to slow down the mouse speed/sensitivity and where to find the correct file/location to make adjustments if possible. am using a serial /com port style mouse box is my dinosaur amd500 512mb ram ,160gb hard drive.any ideas/help would be appreciated.

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The syntax for setting the mouse acceleration and threshold using xset is

#xset m acceleration threshold
The first argument, "acceleration", is a multiplier number that defines how many times faster than the standard speed the cursor will move. Try numbers between 2 and 5, setting a high multiplier like 9 makes the mouse movements very jerky and jumpy. This does not need to be a whole number, you can use 1/2 to get half the standard speed or 5/2 (=2.5) if 2 is too slow and 3 is too fast.

The second argument, threshold, defines how many pixels the mouse must move in a short period of time before the acceleration setting is used. Using a threshold of 1, as in
#xset m 5 1
, disables this and gives you the same mouse speed at all times. Setting
#xset m 5 10
requires the mouse the move to move 10 pixels before the pointer is accelerated.

xset m 5 1
' is known to be a good setting.

xset m default
returns the standard setting.

Add xset to ~/.xinitrc to get your desired mouse speed when X starts.
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