[Solved] Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

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[Solved] Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by rapajko » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:06 pm

I am using mint 19 xfce. Mouse is too fast. Tried setting speed and acceleration with

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xset mouse 0 1
and

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xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=8 '8' 'Accel Profile Enabled' 1
xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=8 '8' 'Accel Speed' 0
but the speed remains same ... with mint 18.3 I had no such problem
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Re: Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by KBD47 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:31 pm

GUI mouse/touchpad speed setting did not work for you? Adjusting acceleration under the mouse settings made no improvement?
It looks to be about 1/5 of the way up by default.

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Re: Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by rapajko » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:10 pm

tried that and nothing changed ... at first it would reset slider after I would restart GUI window ... that got fixed after sudo xset mouse 0 1 ... but in pointer behaviour nothing changed

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Re: Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by KBD47 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:05 pm

rapajko wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:10 pm
tried that and nothing changed ... at first it would reset slider after I would restart GUI window ... that got fixed after sudo xset mouse 0 1 ... but in pointer behaviour nothing changed
Wonder if the newer kernel is not supporting your mouse well. I use Logitech and have never had an issue. One thing you could try that was mentioned in release notes, remove synaptics touchpad and log out and back in. See if that helps. There were glitches in the beta with touchpads, so synaptics touchpad was added.

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Re: Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by rapajko » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:48 pm

thank you for pointing me et release notes ... I removed default libinput drivers

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apt remove xserver-xorg-input-libinput
and installed evdev ones

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apt install xserver-xorg-input-evdev
logged out and back in and my mouse works like it used to ... thank you man :)
p.s. I am new to all of this ... how do I mark it as SOLVED? :D

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Re: Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by KBD47 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:55 pm

That's awesome! :)
To mark solved just edit your first post:
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in front of the title.

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Re: Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by ntd252 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:47 am

rapajko wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:48 pm
thank you for pointing me et release notes ... I removed default libinput drivers

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apt remove xserver-xorg-input-libinput
and installed evdev ones

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apt install xserver-xorg-input-evdev
logged out and back in and my mouse works like it used to ... thank you man :)
p.s. I am new to all of this ... how do I mark it as SOLVED? :D
My cinnamon 19 also has this problem.
After doing your first command (actually the second one gives me the result that xserver is already installed), the problem has gone away.

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Re: [Solved] Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by echo-dualis » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:35 pm

Hello there! Do you have any recommended acceleration for the touchpad? I spend my time studying, browsing and programming and sometimes i notice default settings lack a bit of bounce if that makes any sense.
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Re: [Solved] Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by jadek » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:27 pm

I had the same problem with LM 19.1 Cinnamon with the touchpad being too sensitive, too fast. Taking the steps above (removing, installing) caused the touchpad to not work at all. Using Timeshift I just rolled things back and went with the other recommendation in the Release Notes, which was to install Synaptics. Now the touchpad sensitivity & speed are just right.

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Re: [Solved] Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by FreeFlyFall » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:01 am

jadek wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:27 pm
I had the same problem with LM 19.1 Cinnamon with the touchpad being too sensitive, too fast. Taking the steps above (removing, installing) caused the touchpad to not work at all. Using Timeshift I just rolled things back and went with the other recommendation in the Release Notes, which was to install Synaptics. Now the touchpad sensitivity & speed are just right.
Thanks for pointing me to the release notes. I did the same thing, and had to use timeshift as well. Installing synaptics afterwards fixed it.

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 apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
When both drivers are installed, "synaptics" takes priority. If that still doesn't work, the release notes also say you can install the evdev driver.

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apt install xserver-xorg-input-evdev

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Re: [Solved] Tara 19 Mouse and touchpad settings

Post by delta925 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:31 am

I am struggling with a jittery laptop trackpad.

This laptop is a Dell E6530 running Mint 19 Mate with current updates as of last week but I have also have a Dell E5530 running Mint 18 Mate and updates with the last month with similar jittery trackpad issues.

More generically the touchpad is not identified as Synaptics but
AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad

I found this from running ( may not be quite right as right now away from the laptops running linux but I'm sure the experts will know the exact command I found to use )
grep -i xinput /var/log/Xorg.0.log


If as detailed above I install
apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
it overrides the libinput driver.

Likewise if I remove it with
apt remove xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
the driver returns to the libinput one

However if I run
apt install xserver-xorg-input-evdev
the driver is still the libinput one i.e. the evdev does not take priority like the Synaptics one

I have tried this both with the synaptics driver installed and removed.

I found the hard way that
apt remove xserver-xorg-input-libinput
also removes the keyboard driver.

I did manage to re-install it from the command line but it would have been as quick to have installed Linux again.

My question is how do I make the evdev driver override the libinput one to see if this works better for me?

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