Why's the mouse so fast!
The desktop applet doesn't allow you to slow the most speed down enough for some models of mice. I found a good solution here which I've copied below.
First find the name of your mouse device with xinput -list which will produce something like this (I've highlighted my mouse):
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ GASIA USB KB V11 id=10 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Logitech Optical USB Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Wacom ISDv4 EC Pen stylus id=12 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer id=13 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Wacom ISDv4 EC Pen eraser id=17 [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)] ↳ GASIA USB KB V11 id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ WebCam SC-50AFL11C54N id=14 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ WebCam SC-20HDM12347N id=15 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=16 [slave keyboard (3)]
You can then adjust the speed using the name from the list as follows (the higher the number, the slower it goes):
xinput -set-prop "Logitech Optical USB Mouse" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 5
Brightness stopped working after installing Mint 18
After I installed Mint 18.1 the brightness keys stopped working - none of the applets or command-line brightness tools such as xbacklight worked either.
I found an old post here by Ryo Cook from 2013 which is still relevant now. Edit your /etc/default/grub file and add the following acpi parameters to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT setting as follows:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor"
Then run sudo update-grub and restart the system, all backlight tools should then be working again!
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