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    dragon5
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    Anyone using a trackball that works?

    Running Suse 8.1. My Kensington trackball does not work very well, and is apparently not yet supported. Anybody using a trackball that works properly? Which one?

    Thanks
    d5

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    Re:Anyone using a trackball that works?

    what doesn't work about it?
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    dragon5
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    Re:Anyone using a trackball that works?

    Movement of the cursor is not very,(for lack of a better word), linear. The ball must be moved considerably more under linux than win, and the movement is not very smooth. Also, horizontal cursor movement requires much more ball movement than vertical. I have tried to change settings with little improvement. I just ordered a Logitech Marble and that should solve my problem.

    Thanks
    d5

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    Re:Anyone using a trackball that works?

    hmm, im not sure how to change acceleration in X.
    i think kde has somehting in the mouse part of the control center, and i think gnome moght too. you might want to try that
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    Re:Anyone using a trackball that works?

    What helps my mouse travel smoothly is adding Option "Resolution" "250" under the mouse section in XF86Config. You can increase the resolution or lower it to whatever suits you best.
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    Re:Anyone using a trackball that works?

    wow good question, i had the same problem with my MS one, yeah its microsoft, but it had some features that i wanted, and i had previously tested the mouse at a friends, so i got it anyways, its great for gaming cuz i have 7 buttons i can use in games, 4 mouse buttons, middle click, and scroll. well anyways i had a similar problem, i just upped the accelleration, was laggy though. but i just ignored it.
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