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Old 02-23-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
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My mouse is stuck!

If I move my mouse to the extreme left border of my mouse pad, the pointer only goes halfway across the screen. How do I get the pointer to go all the way across the screen? Do I need a second mouse?
Old 02-23-2004, 07:50 PM   #2
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Are you having a laugh?
Old 02-24-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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Ok, well instead of creating a new thread for my q, i will post an actual mouse question here.

Is there a way to make my mouse 'move faster' ie not require as much hand movement to go across the screen.

I saw a line in the XF config file that said 'sampling rate' but it was commented out and said it was not needed only for logitech.

I remember in windows i could change the speed and also how often windows sampled from the mouse. This made it so the mouse moved faster and was more precise.

Any help on getting this set up is much appreciated.

BTW i am using MDK 9.2 at the moment, which shouldn't make a difference, but in FC1 the mouse was faster so i'm not sure where the file i need to alter is located.

Old 02-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #4
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Are you using KDE or Gnome? If so, there's options in the control centers for this.

If not, or if you want to change the acceleration regardless of which GUI you use, you can use

$ xset m a b

where a is the acceleration (try 4 or 5 or similar) and b is the 'threshold', or how fast you have to move the mouse before the acceleration kicks in. The m is just m. I imagine it stands for mouse.
My settings work out at "xset m 4 4", so I can get form one side of my 1024x768 screen in about an inch of desk-space.

You can put this anywhere that gets run after X starts, or just run the command when you log into your GUI.



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