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Raspberry Pi – Fixing a slow mouse

I recently changed my keyboard/mouse combo to a Perixx Periduo-712. When I restarted the Pi, I found that my mouse pointer had become very slow. A quick look around the Internet revealed a fix as follows:

To speed-up the mouse, you need to amend a line in the cmdline.txt file in the boot directory. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open a terminal session and enter: sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt
  2. That will open the file in the Nano text editor.
  3. You will see that the file has a single long line and we need to add our changes to the end of that line.
  4. At the end of that line, enter a space followed by: usbhid.mousepoll=0
  5. Next press Ctl-x followed by y to close and save the amended file.
  6. Enter: sudo reboot from the terminal session to restart the Pi and your mouse should be fine!

3 thoughts on “Raspberry Pi – Fixing a slow mouse

  1. Thanks Mike, worked perfectly.
    Paul G3WYW

  2. Thank you SO much for this. Setting my mouse acceleration to 0 and making the tweak above made my mouse function perfectly. I can’t thank you enough for this.

    1. Glad to hear it was helpful. Mike – G4WNC

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