I'm wondering if it's possible to adjust the sensitivity of the mouse - that is, the amount of physical distance I have to move my mouse before 'moused' moves the cursor by one unit. I'm not talking about acceleration here. Purely a linear scaling is what I mean. I think we can leave Xorg out of this discussion for now - I am talking about console here.
In '/etc/rc.conf', I can specify 'moused_flags="-a 2.0"' for example. However, what this does is make the tick of the mouse be in 2 unit increments. So, where the '-a 1.0' flag would move the cursor one unit at a time, '-a 2.0' moves the cursor two units at a time, and as a result, we lose some fine-grain mouse resolution. OK, now maybe I'll mention Xorg. I have a dual boot with Linux. In other words, it's all the same hardware - the mouse and everything. If I set 'moused_flags="-a 2.0"' in FreeBSD, the mouse cursor starts moving in two pixel increments (in Xorg) and thus loses resolution (note: also moves in two unit increments in console). So I'm leaving 'moused_flags' out of my config. Now, in both Linux and FreeBSD the cursor is able to move one pixel at a time in the X and Y directions (verified this with a magnifying glass). However, in Linux, I need to move the mouse half as much to get the cursor to move one pixel. Is there a way to speed up the mouse on the FreeBSD side as well? Would this way of speeding up the mouse also speed it up in the console? Because my Xorg uses /dev/sysmouse, I believe that the console pointer and the Xorg pointer are related. I'm aware of the 'xset' utility, but this does not seem to do anything for linear scaling, only acceleration. Also, it [of course] has no effect on the console pointer. I'm pretty new to FreeBSD, but I'm liking it! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"