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Re: [SLE] mouse/trackball cleaning (OT)
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 19:42:09 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502011942.09680.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 01 February 2005 02:49 pm, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Tuesday 2005-02-01 at 11:57 -0500, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > I use the same mouse here and don't have any tracking problems when
> > moving it - fast or slow. Running 9.2 here.
>
> ps/2 port? Maybe my hardware is funny, but it happened on two PCs. If
> I move really fast, the cursor freezes for a moment, it looses data sent
> from the mouse.

Yes, ps/2 port and with a usb adaptor I think.

>
> For example, I send the ball spinning on its hole, and the cursor just
> dances about the same spot till the ball slows down. In windows it bangs
> to the border, fast.
>

No such problem here.... Well maybe a little. I just did a quick spin of
the ball and the cursor did sit for maybe a 1/3 of a second and then it took
off. But that is extreme and would never be noticable (or a problem) in
normal use. I would suspect maybe every trackball would do the same.

> > I *do* have a problem sometimes with it making a 'jump' movement when I
> > am trying to zero in on something with the cursor. For example, getting
> > ready to click on a kmail folder or email line and it jumps up one line.
> > Same with a menu choice.
>
> Setting two speeds helps. Acceleration, I think they call it. But my mouse
> does not moves by "lines", just by pixels. Or do you refer to the wheel?
> That one jumps, yes. Touchy design.

Hmm Maybe we are talking two different mice here. Mine says 'Logitech Marble
Mouse USB' on the bottom plate. No wheel. It has two large buttons on
either side of it and two small buttons as a part of the large buttons.

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