KDE: 'Pointer acceleration' setting not remaining

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Problem

After I lower the 'Pointer acceleration' setting via {Control Center | Peripherals | Mouse} and apply this setting, the mouse moves slower indeed. But after a reboot, the mouse moves fast again, although the 'Pointer acceleration' shows the lower 'Pointer acceleration' setting.

Solution

The problem is caused by my invocation of the Gnome Control Center on top of KDE in order to have CTRL-U clear the browser location bar. This causes the Gnome Control Center settings to be applied after KDE is started.

To change the mouse settings, run gnomecc or { Start | Utilities | Desktop | GNOME Control Center }. Doubleclick on Mouse and modify the mouse settings from here.

Journal

20060202

Read the Control Center KDE manual.

20060402

This thread seems to address the same problem: Setting the mouse-speed in kde. This made me google for 'xorg.conf "mouse resolution"', which delivered me this nice page: Linux Speed Tweaks -- Performance Tuning Guide.

Added the line below to xorg.conf,

"Resolution" "1600"

but no solution. Noticed though the mouse speed is ok in the X login n screen, before I login into KDE. During the KDE startup the mouse moving gets a speed increase, so it seems a KDE issue?

I can get my preferred mouse speed by entering in a console:

xset m 2 10

Maybe I should change 'Resolution' and also 'SampleRate'. What are the exact specifications of my Sweex Optical Scroll Mouse PS101, type DA100070? It says 600 CPI.

This is in the manual:

Option "SampleRate" "integer"
   Sets the number of motion/button events the mouse sends per second. Setting this is only
   supported for some mice, including some Logitech mice and some PS/2 mice on some 
   platforms.
   Default: whatever the mouse is already set to. 
Option "Resolution" "integer"
   Sets the resolution of the device in counts per inch. Setting this is only supported for
   some mice, including some PS/2 mice on some platforms. Default: whatever the mouse is 
   already set to.

Trying samplerate 200 and resolution 600: no solution.

When I set a very low acceleration in my .xinitrc,

xset m 1 100

this is not respected by KDE.

20060816

The problem is caused by my invocation of the Gnome Control Center on top of KDE in order to have CTRL-U clear the browser location bar. This causes the Gnome Control Center settings to be applied after KDE is started.

To change the mouse settings, run gnomecc or { Start | Utilities | Desktop | GNOME Control Center }. Doubleclick on Mouse and modify the mouse settings from here.

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