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I would like to increase my mouse sensitivity. Going to system settings->mouse and adjusting the sensitivity doesn't seem to affect anything. In the previous version I modified it in the advanced system settings by manually inputting the threshold and acceleration but I can no longer find that menu.

Ideally I want to have a constant acceleration with high sensitivity, is this possible in Ubuntu? I have searched for hours and was unable to find any relevant answers. Almost everything I have come across mentions the xorg.conf which no longer exists.

Help would be much appreciated, thanks!

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Try Pointing Devices

sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings

It contains a nice GUI for changing touchpad settings like sensitivity, min/max speeds and palm detection.

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That didn't seem to make a difference for me. –  Catskul Apr 10 '12 at 13:47
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Copy and paste this into Terminal, then hit Enter:

xset m 50 1
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I was having the same problem until I found this nifty program called configure-trackpoint. Download the file from sourceforge. Open a terminal and type in:

sudo apt-get install sysfsutils

Then go back to the file you downloaded and install it. After installing it, go to your terminal and type in:

sudo configure-trackpoint

a GUI should open up and you can use it to adjust your trackpoint settings.

Hope this helps!

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follow this link for the solution

Then go to system settings, then mouse and touchpad and change the parameters

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