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How do I change the mousespeed (sensitivity) under X and in console mode??
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for X see man xset (m argument)
console mode, you mean VC?, see man gpm (-a, -i, -r options)
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I did not understand the man xset.
(I'm a bit stupid. I sucseed to channge the acceleration but not the speed. ( xset m 20)
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Hmm, what do you mean by "speed"? the baudrate?
Thats a parameter of the device.
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Hmmmm, what is baudrate????

All I like to do is to move the pointer as fast as possible over the screen with constant speed. (no acceleration)
( I have a logitech mouseman)
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Again, what's the problem about that? the pointer is as fast as you move your mouse !
Except you have an acceleration (xset m .. etc.) which slows it down, you can check your value with: xset q
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How do I change the threshold?? And what is that???
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And if I change something with xset is that saved or do I have to change every time I start??
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> .. trashhold ..
trashhold is the amount of pixels the pointer can be moved within a specific time withoud acceleration
So, if you use
  xset m 6 2
(treshhold = 2) you may get what you want.

Remember that this does not change any "speed", it just changes the algorithm how the pointer-position on the screen depends on the changing mouse-position within a specific time intervall.

Any more questions?
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What I mean when I say increase the speed is that I don't like to move the mouse so much to move the pointer over the screen.

At skool in CDE (under solaris) I can change 2 things 1: the acceleration ( so the pointer is slow at the beginning an then faster for exampel,. 2: What I call speed. How much the pointer moves when I move the mouse)
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This is exactly what you can do with
  xset m 10 1
vs.
  xset m 1 10
   
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xset m 20 20 was perfekt...
Does it stays as it is or do I jave to type xset m 20 20 everytime I restart x???
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Must be done for each X server startup :-(
Put it into you $HOME/.xinitrc or see man X, xinit, startx where it best fits to your desires.
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Thanks....

I think that I can put it in the Autostart folder under KDE to....

Now I can use the mouse again,,,, (My desk was to smal before... hmmm xset m 30 (even better then 20 20)  is the best that has hapend to me since I made mke2fs /dev/hda1 (I ussed to hav Nt4.0 there...)
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