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How to change the mouse speed

asked 2016-07-16 18:43:06 -0500

tomtava gravatar image

Hi! I just recently switched to fedora (the xfce spin) and it is great! I have one problem though; how do I change the mouse cursor's speed? (not the acceleration or anything, just the speed). I have tried the command

xinput --set-prop "SteelSeries Kana Gaming Mouse" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 5

but it doesn't seem to do anything?

I have a Steelseries Kana mouse, I'm on f24 and kernel version 4.6.3


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answered 2016-07-18 01:11:13 -0500

whot gravatar image

if you installed from scratch it's most likely that you're using libinput through xorg-x11-drv-libinput. That driver uses a different acceleration method and the property you're trying to set isn't initialized.

If you need to slow down the mouse by a factor 5 that suggests that the mouse has a significantly higher DPI than the standard mouse. This should be adjusted for in the hwdb so that the baseline is the same.

See and

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answered 2016-07-16 19:35:31 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora. Please understand that as a new user, all of your posts, answers and comments need to be approved by a moderator before showing up, and that posting the same question twice isn't allowed. (You're not punished, but the duplicate will be rejected, leaving only your original.) Just be patient because the moderators will take care of approving your posts as soon as they can.

Now, to answer your question. You can use the Mouse and Touchpad application under Settings to adjust both the acceleration and sensitivity under Xfce, but I don't think you can directly change the speed.

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Yea, that's also what I concluded :-) But is there a way to configure this through the CLI?

tomtava gravatar imagetomtava ( 2016-07-17 06:10:05 -0500 )edit

You might want to try asking this at the Fedora Forum in their hardware board. This will get you to a different group of helpers and somebody there might know the answer.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-07-17 13:27:37 -0500 )edit

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