This still is a problem, even on Ubuntu 17.10 under some (unknown) conditions. Mine used to work with my current mouse, but I went to adjust it today, and it's not there. I have no touchpad, only a mouse; it's a desktop machine.
Sometimes I can plug in a mouse that will make the slider show, but there doesn't seem to be any correlation between what mouse makes it show up... even if it's the same dang thing: lsusb | grep -i logitech Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver (no speed control) lsusb | grep -i logitech Bus 002 Device 012: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver (speed control available) ** Attachment added: "screenshot of missing control" https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/1132063/+attachment/5061293/+files/Screenshot%20from%202018-02-23%2012-21-24.png -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to unity-control-center in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1132063 Title: Mouse settings missing from Mouse & Touchpad dialog Status in gnome-control-center package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in unity-control-center package in Ubuntu: Triaged Bug description: On up to date Raring alpha, on System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad the Mouse settings are completely missing. The General and Touchpad sections are there but none for mouse. See attached screenshot. xinput --list shows ~$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ MOSART Semi. 2.4G Keyboard Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=14 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ MOSART Semi. 2.4G Keyboard Mouse id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Dell Dell USB Keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)] and from lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 062a:3286 Creative Labs Nano Receiver [Sandstrom Laser Mouse SMWLL11] ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04 Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu13 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-7.15-generic 3.8.0 Uname: Linux 3.8.0-7-generic i686 ApportVersion: 2.8-0ubuntu4 Architecture: i386 Date: Sat Feb 23 09:40:41 2013 InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-08-01 (205 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120730.1) MarkForUpload: True SourcePackage: gnome-control-center UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) usr_lib_gnome-control-center: activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu6.1 deja-dup 25.5-0ubuntu1 gnome-control-center-signon 0.1.2bzr12.12.05-0ubuntu1 gnome-control-center-unity 1.2daily13.02.15-0ubuntu1 indicator-datetime 12.10.3daily13.02.06-0ubuntu1 To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/1132063/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp