Mouse moving from left to right (and right to left) very fast!

for the past 3 months, i mouse starts to randomly gain LOTS OF SPEED. but it happens like a few hours after i boot my os, so i can use it normally until a few hours in. which is very wierd, once i restart the issue is fixed.

A weird problem indeed.

Could be caused by a broken DPI button on your mouse that triggers without you touching it.
Did you try another mouse?

Another possible cause would be a mouse handling software like piper for example.
Do you have something like that installed?

Provide outputs for
inxi -Fazy

are u using adaptive ?

Then the mouse is broken.


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    UEFI: American Megatrends v: P4.30 date: 08/12/2019
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i dont think so as i use it fine in other computers and this happend only now.

You’re running kernel 6.5.1, plasma 5.24.5, Qt 5.15.4, X.Org 21.1.3
while the latest versions in the repositories are kernel 6.5.3, plasma 5.27.8, Qt 5.15.10, X.Org 21.1.8. Your system is in unsupported partial update state.

You need to perform a full update.

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Ah okay, thanks

adaptive adds acceleration to ur mouse so if u move more it feels more speed move less then less speed

it also happens if u use gamescope with wine apps , that changes mouse sensi on system

Maybe the USB port does not work correctly.

Do you have any other USB device - like USB stick - to test the USB ports of the mainboard ?

Thank you, il set this to the other potion as i do suspect it is this.

I tested all my usb ports

Just to confirm, it is that. It started with

[Stable Update] 2023-04-11
xf86-input-libinput 1.3.0 DPI and mouse acceleration issue on KDE Plasma X11

That issue was fixed in the 2023-06-04 update, 3 months ago, but because of complicated reasons the fix may have left that option in the wrong state depending on what it was set to previously. Just changing it as you’ve done is all that is required.

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