Two mice with different sensitivity
James M Leddy
james.leddy at binghamton.edu
Thu Sep 7 18:35:24 PDT 2006
I don't see why we can't have two different mice with two different
acceleration values. Resolution seems to be something different,
especially if it's driver dependent and has only values of 200, 100, 50,
25. Four choices of acceleration doesn't seem right.
> Unfortunately "Resolution" does not seem to have any effect for these
> mice. With my simplistic view of the problem it seems that an option
> such as "Resolution" could easily be implemented in a device
> independent manner. What's the hang up? Why does it only work for
> some mice. BTY I am using the "ExplorerPS/2" protocol.
> On 9/2/06, Paul Vojta <vojta at math.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 01:04:09PM -0700, Adam B wrote:
> > > I've got two USB mice on my Linux box (Logitech wheel mouse and
> > > trackman). They are working fine simultaneously, (one pointer two
> > > mice). All I want to do is have different sensitivity settings for
> > > each because the track ball is way to fast but the mouse is just right.
> > >
> > > The xset m command doesn't do the job because it changes both at once.
> > > In xorg.conf I've tried:
> > > Option "Resolution" "n"
> > >
> > > and
> > > Option "SampleRate" "n"
> > >
> > > Neither setting had any noticable effect.
> > >
> > > Is this possible? I've spent a good deal of time researching this on the
> > > net and found no solutions. Therefore I am considering "scratching my own
> > > itch" by writing some code. Any suggestions as to where the best place to
> > > implement such a feature is? Should it be part of the X server? Or should
> > > it be a lower level filter for /dev/input/mouseN?
> > "Resolution" is the right option to look at. However, its value is ignored
> > for some mouse protocols (which ones are yours?), and it really has only four
> > values: 200, 100, 50, and 25. Using any other number is equivalent to one
> > of those.
> > --Paul Vojta, vojta at math.berkeley.edu
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