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    Cheap optical mouse

    My wife bought a cheap optical mouse and it works well in windows, but in linux it seems to have a lot of lag. It is if it were a ball mouse and the wheels were dirty.

    Any thoughs on settings that I should look at? Changing the acceleration in kde seems to make the problem worse.


    Thanks guys

    Oh, slack 8.1

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    hello,
    does it act the same what when you are not running X? i have used xset -m # if ya wnat it faster than rediculas try xset m 100 a much more reasonable choice would be xset m 6

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    Sorry for not replying,

    I'll check out how well it works before starting X, It worked fine before (though after going into x and dropping out of it, it never worked) I will definatly give those settings a shot.


    Thank you


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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    Dang, I played with acceleration and treshold and no go. The mouse pointer doesnt move unless it is moved quickly. Any other thoughts?

    Maybe micro innovations optical mouse is just not penguin friendly

    Oh it works great when I first boot (not in x yet)

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    Here is what I have for my XFree86 settings in the config file :

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection
    Does this look like what you have? Mine is a Logitech optical wheel mouse.

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    Mine looks like this:


    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"


    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    hmmm .... lemme dive into some of the distro specific forums and see what options are btrought up. I would normally say that if you are not using any other USB devices, or have had trouble -- it may be the USB modules not being loaded.

    For the sake of being complete, here is what I have for the USB, just in case that is it :

    Code:
    sr_mod                 18136   0 (autoclean)
    ppp_deflate             4504   0 (autoclean)
    zlib_deflate           21464   0 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate]
    ppp_async               9440   1 (autoclean)
    ppp_generic            24380   3 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate ppp_async]
    slhc                    6740   1 (autoclean) [ppp_generic]
    emu10k1                68840   1 (autoclean)
    ac97_codec             13384   0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
    sound                  74228   0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
    soundcore               6500   7 (autoclean) [emu10k1 sound]
    agpgart                42912   3 (autoclean)
    NVdriver             1149152  10 (autoclean)
    autofs                 13348   0 (autoclean) (unused)
    tulip                  43552   1
    iptable_filter          2412   0 (autoclean) (unused)
    ip_tables              14840   1 [iptable_filter]
    ide-scsi               10512   0
    ide-cd                 33608   0
    cdrom                  33696   0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
    usb-storage            62000   0
    scsi_mod              107176   3 [sr_mod ide-scsi usb-storage]
    mousedev                5524   1
    keybdev                 2976   0 (unused)
    hid                    22244   0 (unused)
    input                   5888   0 [mousedev keybdev hid]
    usb-uhci               26188   0 (unused)
    ehci-hcd               17448   0 (unused)
    usb-ohci               21288   0 (unused)
    usbcore                77056   1 [usb-storage hid usb-uhci ehci-hcd usb-ohci]
    ext3                   70400   3
    jbd                    52212   3 [ext3]

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    Its not a usb mouse. Any other thoughts?


    Thanks man (been trying to get dude out of my vocabulary, hehe)

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    hmm..

    Allright-- lets try this, how many mice are you using on your system? I noticed that your mouse was defined as Mouse1, every other distro that I checked on has it as Mouse0.

    Lets see if it is setting up two mice on the same port. That could definitely screw things up. Using more than one mouse isnt bad, just telling the PC to look for multiple units on one port is ;D

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    Re:Cheap optical mouse

    I'll do that later on today.

    Thanks

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