Ubuntu – Mouse speed too fast


I've a problem with the mouse speed… I have a gaming mouse with a hardware switch (1000 dpi, 1600 dpi, 2000 dpi) and I've set it to 1000 dpi, I've mouse acceleration and threshold set to 0. I tried solving with xset and xinput but it seemed to don't work at all. I don't know how to set mouse sensitivity under the min… Please help!
Running Ubuntu 15.04 x86;
mouse: Redragon Centrophorus;
Thanks in advance.

I had a look to: manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/vivid/man4/mousedrv.4.html , I found this (click me)

the second is what i've already tried (and doesn't work) anyone know how to use the first option?

Best Answer

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Run the command: xinput --list --short

Logitech USB Optical Mouse id=10 [slave pointer (2)]

(this is a part of output you will see, I found the name of my mouse Logitech USB Optical Mouse)

  1. Note the name of your device.
  2. Set the constant deceleration for the device:

xinput --set-prop "Logitech USB Optical Mouse" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 5

You need to play with with number, here 5. Don't loose focus of your terminal because mouse speed may become either too fast or too slow. lower the number the faster it will be, similarly, higher the number slower it will be. For me 1 is too fast, and 100 is too slow.

  1. To see the current settings for the device:

xinput --list-props "Logitech USB Optical Mouse"

If this didn't work for you, you can always revert it back like this:

xinput --set-prop "Logitech USB Optical Mouse" "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1
xinput --set-prop "Logitech USB Optical Mouse" "Device Accel Profile" -1