Mouse speed

Shawn adonijah at
Mon Sep 20 19:24:49 UTC 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 20:43:17 +0200, Andrew Graaff <andrew at> wrote:
> Normally in Gnome you can adjust both the sensitivity and acceleration
> of the mouse.  Changing the (using Savage) driver has no effect
> whatsoever in Gnome that ships with Ubuntu.  In Gnome 2.6 on Fedora it
> works fine.

If you have a USB mouse, you've probably been bitten by the installer
X mouse configuration bug.

Open up /etc/X11/XF86Config as root, and remove any entries for
"Generic Mouse" *IF* there's entries for "Configured Mouse".

Once you do this, acceleration / sensitivity adjustment should work
(It does here anyway since doing that...) and will fix a few other
problems you may be having mouse-wise.

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