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X pointers (was Re: Low speed response w/ Logitech Trackball)

On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, Oliver Elphick wrote:

> Pancho Horrillo wrote:
>   >	I use a Logitech Trackball (Marble), attached to PS/2 port, and i
>   >cannot get it work fast enough in X, so my thumb gets really tired... Is
>   >there any way to change the responsiveness in X ?

> [...]

> Your post stimulated me to look into this.  I found that `xset m 6 3' 
> made life quite a lot easier. On the other hand, `xset m 10' was a bit wild.

I use "xset m 6 2" because I find that 6 will cross the screen with a full
wrist movement and 2 is as low as you can go and still have single pixel 
control (1 means that even one pixel of movement is multiplied by 6.) 

If I use a number greater than 2, I find the transition from unmultiplied to 
multiplied travel jerky. The algorithm is so crude that I think the word 
"acceleration" in man xset is unjustified. It would be nice to have some 
sort of true acceleration effect.

David Wright, Open University, Earth Science Department, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
U.K.  email: d.wright@open.ac.uk  tel: +44 1908 653 739  fax: +44 1908 655 151

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