English
Ask Your Question
1

How do I now change the touchpad pointer speed?

asked 2014-06-27 10:09:57 +0000

AndyFraser gravatar image

updated 2014-06-27 13:03:29 +0000

mether gravatar image

I have Fedora 20 installed on my old ASUS laptop. It's been running really well until yesterday. After updating my system my touchpad pointer speed is really slow. The slider in settings -> mouse & touchpad no longer changes the pointer speed.

I have a script that uses synclient to change the speed manually but it's not quite right. I just want things as they were with the pointer speed slider working.

Here's a list of everything that was updated:

grub2-tools-2.00-26.fc20.x86_64
libwbclient-4.1.9-3.fc20.x86_64
samba-libs-4.1.9-3.fc20.x86_64
samba-common-4.1.9-3.fc20.x86_64
libsmbclient-4.1.9-3.fc20.x86_64
java-1.7.0-openjdk-headless-1.7.0.60-2.5.0.1.fc20.x86_64
selinux-policy-3.12.1-171.fc20.noarch
xorg-x11-server-common-1.14.4-10.fc20.x86_64
hplip-common-3.14.6-2.fc20.x86_64
hplip-libs-3.14.6-2.fc20.x86_64
hpijs-3.14.6-2.fc20.x86_64
libsane-hpaio-3.14.6-2.fc20.x86_64
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.14.4-10.fc20.x86_64
selinux-policy-targeted-3.12.1-171.fc20.noarch
java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.60-2.5.0.1.fc20.x86_64
samba-client-4.1.9-3.fc20.x86_64
grub2-2.00-26.fc20.x86_64
grub2-efi-2.00-26.fc20.x86_64
device-mapper-persistent-data-0.3.2-1.fc20.x86_64
iputils-20140519-1.fc20.x86_64

The only thing I can think of that might've caused this is xorg-x11-server-Xorg but I have no idea how or why. My pointer literally just went from normal speed to very slow right after this update completed. Does anyone have any insight?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

Comments

this is bugging me as well on a dell laptop since yesterday. Using the synclient MinSpeed=6 it is acceptably better, but I agree this is not really the solution

natxo ( 2014-06-27 14:37:05 +0000 )edit

I'm having the exact same problem on a system76 laptop. I was able to boot under the original Fedora20 usb, run synclient, capture the output and compare it against synclient running on the updated Fedora20. The only difference was that the updated output contained "CircularPad = 0" which was missing from the original Fedora20 output. Thanks for the tip about MinSpeed.

edada ( 2014-06-27 18:39:33 +0000 )edit

also a sudden problem for me on a Dell Latitude E6410 ... and synclient MinSpeed=6 does help. thnx.

rschmehl ( 2014-06-27 19:56:20 +0000 )edit

1 answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
1

answered 2014-06-27 22:07:13 +0000

mikep gravatar image

FYI, looks like this is a known defect (found today): https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1114130

edit flag offensive delete link more

Comments

Thanks for that. It looks like this is more than just a weird quirk.

AndyFraser ( 2014-06-28 07:07:17 +0000 )edit

The latest update installed a new xorg-x11-... which fixed the problem for my system76 laptop.

edada ( 2014-06-29 14:52:11 +0000 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

[hide preview]

Use your votes!

  • Use the 30 daily voting points that you get!
  • Up-vote well framed questions that provide enough information to enable people provide answers.
  • Thank your helpers by up-voting their comments and answers. If a question you asked has been answered, accept the best answer by clicking on the checkbox on the left side of the answer.
  • Down-voting might cost you karma, but you should consider doing so for incorrect or clearly detrimental questions and answers.

Question Tools

Follow
3 followers

Stats

Asked: 2014-06-27 10:09:57 +0000

Seen: 1,003 times

Last updated: Jun 27 '14