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Logitech M185 (Wireless Mouse, USB)

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Logitech M185 (Wireless Mouse, USB)
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Updated: 16/07/2016 12:24

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Logitech M185 isa a wireless mouse, which is automatically recognized and supported under Linux (e.g., at least since Ubuntu 12.04).

However, several Linux user have problems with the mouse speed, which for some of them is uncontrollable high or too low.

In this case, the speed of the mouse cursor can be scaled in the configuration file of the X-Servers. First, the ID of the mouse is needed. This ID can be found by the command:

xinput --list --short

Which shows a table of ID numbers, e.g., 10:

⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Receiver                   	id=10	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]

The speed scaling factor can be set afterwards by:

xinput --set-prop 10 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 2.8

This factor can be stored in the xorg.conf file in order to have it automatically set after each reboot:

Section "InputClass"
    # Logitech VX Nano, 800 DPI
    Identifier      "USB wireless receiver for mouse"
    Driver "evdev"
    Option "AccelerationProfile"    "-1"
    Option "ConstantDeceleration"   "3.1"
    Option "Resolution"             "800"
    Option "SampleRate"             "500"

    # Posted at
    # From lsusb
    MatchUSBID "046d:c526"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"

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