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Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:03 am
by lammergeir
Hello, grateful for assistance.
My mouse speed is too fast. I've tried both a usb and wireless mouse.
Can't highlight and copy, double click is unreliable.
It did settle with a previous kernel, but back now.
Settings are lowest possible.

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:39 am
by Pjotr
Please generate an overview of your system like this:

- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);

- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;

- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

- Press Enter.

- Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:43 pm
by lammergeir
Thank you.
terry@terry-G41-M7 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: terry-G41-M7 Kernel: 4.13.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: Mobo: TAR model: G41-M7 v: ' ' Bios: American Megatrends v: 080015 date: 09/23/2009
CPU: Dual core Pentium E5500 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11200
clock speeds: max: 2803 MHz 1: 1203 MHz 2: 1603 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7300 GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: NV4B GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-26-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter
driver: r8188eu v: v4.1.4_6773.20130222 usb-ID: 001-005
IF: wlx60e3271dd611 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1320.3GB (64.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3320418AS size: 320.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM010 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290G used: 12G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /home size: 917G used: 777G (90%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 64.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 203 Uptime: 11:27 Memory: 2291.8/3945.0MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:53 pm
by Pjotr
Roll back to kernel 4.4.0-109, which is also patched against Meltdown. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels.

Make sure you boot from it and then remove all kernels from later series.

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:18 pm
by ClixTrix
Please first run the following command from Terminal.

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xinput list
That should dump an input device list including the mouse. Here's an example of the line for my PS/2 mouse.

⎜ ↳ ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse id=9 [slave pointer (2)]

Note the number id=n for the mouse from your output in Terminal. The number is necessary for the next command.

Run the following command from Terminal replacing n with the correct id number for the mouse. Copy and paste back the results. That should provide mouse properties set. I'm hoping it might give a tip on why the mouse is misbehaving.

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xinput --list-props n

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.4.0-109

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:39 am
by lammergeir
Thank you.
I rolled back the kernel to 4.4.0-109
The mouse will not highlight a word in libreoffice word if I click on the word.
I have to place cursor and use the keyboard.
Also I cannot highlight by clicking on left button and dragging across the sentence/word.
Most grateful for help.

terry@terry-G41-M7 ~ $ xinput --list-props 10
Device 'PixArt USB Optical Mouse':
Device Enabled (154): 1
Coordinate Transformation Matrix (156): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
Device Accel Profile (280): 0
Device Accel Constant Deceleration (281): 1.000000
Device Accel Adaptive Deceleration (282): 1.000000
Device Accel Velocity Scaling (283): 10.000000
Device Product ID (274): 2362, 9488
Device Node (275): "/dev/input/event4"
Evdev Axis Inversion (284): 0, 0
Evdev Axes Swap (286): 0
Axis Labels (287): "Rel X" (164), "Rel Y" (165), "Rel Vert Wheel" (302)
Button Labels (288): "Button Left" (157), "Button Middle" (158), "Button Right" (159), "Button Wheel Up" (160), "Button Wheel Down" (161), "Button Horiz Wheel Left" (162), "Button Horiz Wheel Right" (163)
Evdev Scrolling Distance (289): 1, 1, 1
Evdev Middle Button Emulation (290): 0
Evdev Middle Button Timeout (291): 50
Evdev Third Button Emulation (292): 0
Evdev Third Button Emulation Timeout (293): 1000
Evdev Third Button Emulation Button (294): 3
Evdev Third Button Emulation Threshold (295): 20
Evdev Wheel Emulation (296): 0
Evdev Wheel Emulation Axes (297): 0, 0, 4, 5
Evdev Wheel Emulation Inertia (298): 10
Evdev Wheel Emulation Timeout (299): 200
Evdev Wheel Emulation Button (300): 4
Evdev Drag Lock Buttons (301): 0
terry@terry-G41-M7 ~ $ ^C

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:53 am
by lammergeir
The speed is much improved with 4.4.0-109
Many thanks,

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 am
by ClixTrix
I do not see anything unusual in the mouse properties.

I took a second look at your system specs and see you're using the nouveau open source driver for your nvidia graphics card. I normally recommend the proprietary driver from nvidia. It can be installed from Menu - Administration - Driver Manager. Pick the recommended driver off the list to start.

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:03 pm
by lammergeir
Thank you so much. I'll try the Nvidia driver. I did previously and it caused some difficulties, but I'll give it another go.
Thanks, once again. Appreciate the help.

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:07 pm
by ClixTrix
I would try the proprietary driver with both the 4.4 and 4.13 kernels. I'm actually hopeful the 4.4 with the driver works best for you.

Re: Mouse speed kernel 4.13.0-26

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:41 pm
by brianshel
Try this:
Do this to reduce mouse speed.
In terminal:
xinput --list
shows that mouse is device id 11 (your's might be different).

then do

xinput --set-prop 11 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 3

The default level appears to be '1'. The higher this number the slower the mouse. I have found 3 to be about right.

Have added this to "startup applications" as the command line of a new item, or you may prefer to make it a shell script, perhaps ''.