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trackpoint and linux mint

#1 Post by mattdocs12345 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:19 pm

Hi,
How do I adjust acceleration and sensitivity of my trackpoint on linux mint? I am a beginner on linux (although quite advance on windows).
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Re: trackpoint and linux mint

#2 Post by GomJabbar » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:33 am

I don't use Linux Mint, but the following information should be helpful.

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_co ... TrackPoint
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Re: trackpoint and linux mint

#3 Post by ZaZ » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:21 pm

I used Ubuntu, which Mint is based on, on my R60e. I believe there are tweaks you can make in the settings for the stick sensitivity. I thought it worked well out of the box.
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Re: trackpoint and linux mint

#4 Post by mrj47 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:10 am

It's actually pretty easy to do.

If you have a trackpoint and touchpad:

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cd /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2
sudo su
echo 255 > speed
echo 255 > sensitivity
255 is the max value for speed/sensitivity, feel free to experiment with that number.

If you only have a trackpoint and/or you have the touchpad disabled in the bios:

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cd /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1
sudo su
echo 255 > speed
echo 255 > sensitivity
If your settings do not persist across reboots, you can write a script to set that configuation:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/137528/u ... trackpoint

Hope this helps!
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Re: trackpoint and linux mint

#5 Post by uros » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:04 am

how about press to select, possible?

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Re: trackpoint and linux mint

#6 Post by Neil » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Yes, possible...I asked the same thing a while back. Here is the answer:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... ck#p644147
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Re: trackpoint and linux mint

#7 Post by uros » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Tnx Neil, done with

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echo -n 1 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/press_to_select

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