raspian, jessie full install on a raspi 3b, mouse in heavy syrup.
gheskett at shentel.net
Wed Nov 30 14:35:45 UTC 2016
On Wednesday 30 November 2016 06:38:36 Eric Gunther wrote:
> On Wed, 2016-11-30 at 00:52 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > Greetings all;
> > I've no clue if any of you are familar with raspian, built for the
> > armhf
> > SBC's..
> > I just installed it, and I am pleasantly surprised, it does almost
> > everything well, except:
> > When the mouse is moved, there is a huge lag, taking a fat second to
> > move
> > the pointer to the new location, like there is a low pass filter in
> > the
> > data path between the mouses data coming into the usb port, and
> > where its fed into X. There is a tuning utility for kbd and rodent,
> > and it does seem to have some slight effect on how it moves but the
> > extremes of
> > the two sliders have no effect on this moving in cold molasses
> > motion.
> > Its very distracting, taking around 4 to 6 seconds to do something
> > with
> > the mouse, that I can do in a second or less on a Dell 6 feet away
> > running a milling machine.
> > Clues checked, url's read etc.
> > Thanks all.
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> I think you need to edit cmdline.txt. I believe its in the boot
> directory. It will look like this:
> Some common options:
> USB v1 speed
> if the raspberrypi freezes after filling the log withe kevent dropped.
> it will override the default mac adress with the specified one.
> Play with the usbhid.mousepoll=8 options.
That "usbhid.mousepoll=0" was not in that file, so I appended it, but
will not reboot until I am at the machine to observe. Thank you very
I also see that apt is upgrading 9 packages, including the raspberry
kernel. So I will check when its done to see if that option survived.
And at the 54% mark of the unpack and install, it has crashed, or
disconnected my ssh login. No, it was installing kernel headers, which
apparently took several minutes but is now progressing again. And that
setting survived the update from kernel 4.4.27 v7 to 4.4.34 v7. Reboot
in progress, uname now shows
4.4.34-v7+ #930 SMP Wed Nov 23 15:20:41 GMT 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux
Looks promising. Mouse is fixed.
Now I wish for more workspaces. 1 more would be a great help. I am
spoiled with 10 setup on this old relic phenom. :)
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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