I'm trying to disable wake-on-mouse from suspend and not having much success. As an alternative I attempted to increase the pointerhysteresis variable in the Xscreensaver configuration file as others suggested. However, no matter what I set it to it does not appear to make a differenence - the screensaver is still very sensitive to mouse movement and will wake at the tiniest poke.
Does anybody know why this might not be working?

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    Possible duplicate of Mouse movement wakes computer from suspend how to disable this? – kenn Oct 26 '18 at 9:00
  • Not a duplicate. I'm specifically asking about what can be done to troubleshoot the fact that the pointerhysteresis parameter within the Xscreensaver configuration file doesn't appear to be being read. I have already read the thread that you linked and successfully implemented it to ignore USB inputs during the suspend state. – Daniel R Oct 27 '18 at 18:06
  • I have two mice, one of them is wireless. While the cabled one is irresponsive of mouse move during sleep, the wireless one wakes up the computer by a single pixel motion. I still don't know what the difference is, but I don't think it has something to do with pointerHysteresis value. – kenn Oct 27 '18 at 18:22
  • Interesting. Thanks. Since I was able to successfully disable wake from USB movements, the suspend solution is fine for me. It would be nice if I could also get xscreensaver to work as I wanted to so that I could lock the screen and come back to it when I'm only away from my desk momentarily, but what I have now is a lot better than what I did before. – Daniel R Oct 31 '18 at 10:54

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