[lug] Multiple mouse resolution settings

D. Stimits stimits at comcast.net
Mon Jul 24 18:00:56 MDT 2006

Ken Kinder wrote:

> I recently picked up a V400 Logitech wireless mouse. The problem is,
> it's hyper-sensitive. If I tone down the acceleration in xorg.conf or
> in KDE, then my thinkpad's eraser-mouse gets too slow.
> Does anyone know how to control these two devices separately? I'd like
> to say, "Accelerate the Thinkpad pointing device; deccelerate the
> wireless mouse"...

I have the same problem. I have noticed that the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file 
does not even mention the usb device/wireless mouse I have as a 
device...something else has configured it, and it works, but I don't 
know how (FC5). More interesting to me seems to be that the "ballistics" 
of mouse acceleration has an adjustment in KDE, but there is no base 
sensitivity setting of any kind...in other words, it chooses its base 
sensitivity, and I can only adjust the acceleration portion of it. I'd 
love to know how to adjust the base value; I'm also wondering if adding 
a pointer device section in the xorg.conf which is specific to the usb 
mouse could allow separate control? I poked around for days on this and 
never did find an answer.

D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

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