Mouse power consumption analysis

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Mon Dec 12 09:30:47 UTC 2011

Hello Colin,

Colin Ian King [2011-12-09 19:07 +0000]:
> I have run a set of tests and the data (.ods Spreadsheet) with some
> analysis (results.txt) are available here:

Many thanks for doing this!

> My recommendation is not to reduce the mouse rate. Instead we need
> to see why some systems seem to consume a lot of cycles just
> rendering a mouse movement. This is a separate task and maybe out of
> scope for this blueprint.

Agreed, so let's not fiddle with the mouse frequency, it might cause
more damage than improvement.

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