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Mouse acceleration and pixel skipping

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I recently moved from windows to linux mint, and i have some questions...

1- How I can disable mouse acceleration?

2- I will find pixel skipping in linux? In windows, I need to use 6/11 windows sensitivity to prevent it.


Thats all, thanks
post #2 of 7
Which version (desktop environment) of Mint are you using? eg Mate / Cinnamon / etc
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Which version (desktop environment) of Mint are you using? eg Mate / Cinnamon / etc

Cinnamon
post #4 of 7
I have to thank you for starting this thread because it made me aware of changes in Xorg that improve already decent mouse control. I have always setup profiles with the Xset command and written scripts to quickly switch from one profile to another. The possibilities in Linux were huge in that, depending on kernel settings (ie: low-latency or conservative) Linux responds anywhere from 2 to over 10 times faster than Windows possibly can since one cannot alter that kernel, even the mouse manufacturer cannot. I require extreme mouse control for digital audio recording and editing plus it's wonderful when gaming. I get that in Linux and fwiw I have never experienced pixel-skipping.

There are apparently new tools that have greatly enhanced mouse control and thanks to your thread I will be exploring them. This forum is populated by a large number of Arch users (fwiw I use Slackware) and one of the reasons for this is excellent documentation partly because Arch is a bleeding edge rolling release thus requiring very fast updates in docs to keep up....and they do generally deliver. I tell you this because I'm assuming you are not talking about mouse control within a terminal only environment but rather within X. Therefore, while your distro and DE may possibly have graphic tools it is undeniably worthwhile to understand the mechanics of what those GUI interfaces do and how. This is not specific to distros or DEs beyond which version of Xorg you are running. So understanding how Xorg affects and responds to mouse control is a great place to start for any Linux and Xorg user.

Arch has some nice docs on this

Here

and it refers to this Xorg document located

Here


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...or just use Cinnamon's GUI control panel tongue.gif
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If you find out that the settings GUI does not work, here's how to do it manually:

You create a file with the following contents in "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/", for example named "50-mouse.conf":
Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "My Mouse Profile"
        MatchIsPointer "yes"

        # disable acceleration
        Option "AccelerationProfile" "-1"
EndSection

To check that it's loaded, you can look into "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" and search for "My Mouse Profile". There should be a line like this:
Code:
[     6.632] (**) Logitech Gaming Mouse G302: Applying InputClass "My Mouse Profile"
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Originally Posted by deepor View Post

If you find out that the settings GUI does not work, here's how to do it manually:

You create a file with the following contents in "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/", for example named "50-mouse.conf":
Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "My Mouse Profile"
        MatchIsPointer "yes"

        # disable acceleration
        Option "AccelerationProfile" "-1"
EndSection

To check that it's loaded, you can look into "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" and search for "My Mouse Profile". There should be a line like this:
Code:
[     6.632] (**) Logitech Gaming Mouse G302: Applying InputClass "My Mouse Profile"

You should also set AccelerationScheme to "none" to disable deceleration:
Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "My Mouse Profile"
        MatchIsPointer "yes"

        # disable acceleration
        Option "AccelerationProfile" "-1"
        Option "AccelerationScheme "none"
EndSection
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