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by Kurt3162
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Time sync (NTP) settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 5039

Time sync (NTP) settings?

Where can I find the setting of which time servers Mint uses to keep my computer up to date/time?
by Kurt3162
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

No update worth writing. It seems better, but that could as well be wishful thinking on my side... I admit I didn't spend much time experimenting since my last post, I'm in a very busy period preventing me from chasing after my mouse... :mrgreen:
by Kurt3162
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

We all need to complain regarding lack of Linux support to every device manufacturer I think the main culprit here are actually the Linux devs (Xorg and Linux distributions, in our case Ubuntu/Mint), who decided that users don't really need anything but the most basic mouse settings. If we had an e...
by Kurt3162
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

Lucap wrote:I'm guessing we need the following
All this is already possible right now, it's just not exposed for users to change...
by Kurt3162
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-astounding-linux-mouse-hacks/ Mouse Resolution If your Linux distribution uses an X.org configuration file For Mint users no need to read any further actually... LOL , i'm fedup with going around in circles. :P Yes, we have to face the facts: It is impossible to chang...
by Kurt3162
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

resolution_percent="241" This parameter I haven't seen yet. I wonder where that comes from and if it isn't device-specific; It doesn't show in my xinput list-props. Apparently each device has its own list of parameters, so whatever driver is used for Logitech mouses might not have this pa...
by Kurt3162
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

Yes, well, I'll try your method since actually changing the base mouse speed is impossible. Thanks again for your help.
by Kurt3162
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

Device Accel Profile and Device Accel Velocity Scaling are the settings I tweak. Yes, but that uses acceleration. I did some search (here goes half a day of work...) and that is what I found: Mouse is managed by the X Server (Xorg) and has three main settings: - Threshold - The trigger level for ac...
by Kurt3162
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

you may be able to change the speed and velocity settings using xinput Thank you, I knew there had to be a way (obvious and easy to find as usual...)! Checked it, found everything as you said. A question remains: Which is the setting that I would want to change? All settings with "Accel" ...
by Kurt3162
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

you should be able to change acceleration to 4 or 8 or whatever with the dconf-editor Yes, but I don't want to use acceleration (cursor moving further if mouse is moved faster). I want the cursor to move faster, but always proportional to mouse movement distance ( not mouse movement speed). crap i ...
by Kurt3162
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Make mouse movement faster?

Thanks, that was fast!... xset m default Doesn't seem to change anything, yet my settings were far from default. Tried also with a sudo, just in case - nothing moves, mouse settings stay staunchly on my custom values. :roll: Oh well, not important I hope. you can also install dconf-editor Oh thanks,...
by Kurt3162
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Make mouse movement faster?
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Make mouse movement faster?

My mouse works fine, but the cursor speed is too slow for me. Unfortunately I don't see how to make it any faster. There are two mouse settings in my Mint (17.3 Cinnamon): "Acceleration" and "Sensitivity". I personally hate the acceleration effect (move the mouse faster and curso...
by Kurt3162
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get out of a dead program? [solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: How to get out of a dead program? [solved]

Oops, just realized I didn't post the results of my test last night: I managed to get REISUB to work! So, for the record, all41 is right, the procedure for last resort shutdown is press and hold Ctrl and Alt, press and release PrtScn, then slowly enter REISUB (still holding Ctrl and Alt) . That work...
by Kurt3162
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get out of a dead program? [solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: How to get out of a dead program?

As far as I know, Ctrl+Alt+T is default key combination to open a terminal. Ah, that's good to know, thanks. I think I need to make myself a cheat sheet with all those shortcuts till I learn them. Failing that, you can enter a text-mode terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F6, and Ctrl+Alt+F7 will ret...
by Kurt3162
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get out of a dead program? [solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: How to get out of a dead program?

I hold down the left Ctrl, left Alt, and PrtScrn buttons continuously while pressing (slowly) the letters reisub, one at a time. On my systems the sequence is: press and hold Ctrl and Alt, press and release PrtScn, then slowly enter reisub (still holding Ctrl and Alt) :lol: The series of key variat...
by Kurt3162
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get out of a dead program? [solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: How to get out of a dead program?

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=231314&p=1225053&hilit=kill+program#p1224947 That was useful, since it's actually the same question as mine. Thanks. And here's more about the R-E-I-S-U-B mentioned above Hey guys, I did write about REISUB not seeming to work on my syste...
by Kurt3162
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get out of a dead program? [solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: How to get out of a dead program?

in a terminal type: xkill The problem is to get to a terminal. When your whole screen is a frozen dead program, and there is no way to make it lose focus... You can also create panel launchers and keyboard shortcuts--mine is Ctrl+Alt+X Now that's a neat idea! That way I could call up a terminal to ...
by Kurt3162
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get out of a dead program? [solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

How to get out of a dead program? [solved]

In Windows you have two possibilities if a full screen program dies on you: You can either ALT-TAB out, to get back to your desktop and do stuff, or you can directly hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and invoke the Task Manager to kill the offending program. I'm pretty sure Linux has something equivalent, but I can'...
by Kurt3162
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine and Virtualbox at the same time - possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 1176

Re: Wine and Virtualbox at the same time - possible?

For the record, and to help somebody who is in a similar situation, I solved my Virtualbox problem at last, after 3 years and 2 major Mint versions... :roll: The problem was: Virtualbox runs just fine, but as soon as I tried to start a virtual machine (any, even a new, empty one), Virtualbox crashed...
by Kurt3162
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintNanny? Who is that? [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: MintNanny? Who is that?

I wrote: many(!) program names. For firefox and others it would be counterproductive, but who knows, what a Nanny might do (except in a kindergarten)? Not sure I got your point here. :?: Anyway, my own point is that the meaning of a program's name isn't that important. The actual name is at best ju...

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