Mouse speed questions: GNOME, Xorg, oh my...
awilliam at redhat.com
Thu May 2 19:26:54 UTC 2013
On Thu, 2013-05-02 at 11:34 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> How is this ConstantDeceleration default set? It doesn't seem to be a
> universal value; the mouse on my desktop, for instance, has it set to
> 1.0. So is it set by the driver? By the server? Is it dependent on the
> ID of the device? (which would seem problematic, as the same touchpad
> will behave 'differently' with different resolution displays, one
> assumes). The ID of the system it's in? What?
With a bit of research, it looks like Constant Deceleration 2.5 is just
a universal default for synaptics; my old laptop has the same value, and
synaptics "Constant Deceleration" 2.5
produces a bunch of hits (other values don't). I think actually the
synaptics driver defaults its 'MinSpeed' value to 2.5, and then
translates that to "Constant Deceleration" of 2.5 (this is what the X
I'm suspecting the fact that Dell produced the XPS 13 with a 1366x768
display, then revved it with a 1920x1080 display but without changing
anything else, may have something to do with this. Possibly they tweaked
the touchpad with the initial hardware rev, then didn't change its
settings when bumping the display resolution.
1920/1366 = 1.406
2.5/1.6 = 1.56
A few posters in an Ubuntu forum thread -
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1932965&page=25 - complain
about the same issue.
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