I'm considering getting this mouse to use with my desktop and am looking forward to it running on the dark glass the table is made of. But I'm concerned that the DPI cannot be changed in Linux though I'm not sure what problems this presents in practice. Is the mouse too sensitive? Or is it that in linux you can't take full advantage of the high DPI the mouse is capable of?
Can someone who's owned this mouse comment on whether its a worthwhile buy for linux (its ~$70 on amazon I think). If not anyone have a better recommendation?
Thanks a lot for the info. I'm leaning towards getting the mouse but if you understand it could you explain to me what exactly what the issue is with lack of DPI control in Linux? I mean is there some preset DPI setting on the mouse and if so is it too high (DPI) or too low by default? Ages ago I had a logitech gaming mouse (wired) and appreciated the higher sensitivity so if I'm gonna invest $70 on a mouse I'd like it to also have that enhanced sensitivity. Otherwise I might try to find a mouse that has better linux support.
Hmm, not sure about any DPI issues/settings. It just works when I plug it in. There's no button on the mouse to change the DPI, it's as it is. It's smooth on Ubuntu, all the changes I make are through Mouse in Settings in Ubuntu itself. Any speed you want at all can be acheieved and fine tuned in there, from very slow to very high. All I need really.
Great. Thanks for the info!
The issue is that the default resolution is at 800 (or so) DPI, when the mouse can do 1500. There is currently no way to change the DPI under any Linux distribution, as I've pointed out here.
Here's some reverse engineered (rather hackish) code to set DPI values on the Performance MX.
It works here but, yeah, ymmv. Executable for x64 is attached for your convenience, you should rather compile it yourself and not trust some random stranger on some random message board though.
I'm using xbindkeys to switch to highest DPI value after pressing the zoom button:
Code:"/usr/local/bin/performance_mx_dpi 16" m:0x0 + b:13 + release
Last edited by 0815user; August 28th, 2012 at 09:20 PM.