[Patch] Documenting pointer acceleration

Ross Vandegrift ross at kallisti.us
Fri Dec 11 06:54:11 PST 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 10:24:20PM +0100, Simon Thum wrote:
> since some users complained about the absence of ptr accel from local
> docs, I made an attempt to update it a bit. It's not much, but I figured
>  that's better than nothing.
Thanks!  While we're on the topic of xinput documentation...

> I'm open to suggestions though, in particular, I'd like to know where
> people look first when they seek this kind of information.

When I installed xinput, the first thing I did was look at the man
page.  But it's nearly useless - all it really does is list how the
commands map onto API functions.  I don't know the XInput API, so most
of it doesn't mean anything to me.

> In general, is it reasonable to point to the wiki from a man page? That
> one's separate if the answer is no.

Yes, if the wiki page has some real explanation.  I'd be a definite

All of my boxes have mice and pointsticks.  My laptop also has a
touchpad.  The xinput changes could have had real usability impacts
for me - I've been waiting a long time to be able to individually
adjust pointer acceleration per device.  User comprehensible docs
would be awesome.


Ross Vandegrift
ross at kallisti.us

"If the fight gets hot, the songs get hotter.  If the going gets tough,
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	--Woody Guthrie
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