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mouse-dpi-tool(1) General Commands Manual mouse-dpi-tool(1)


mouse-dpi-tool - mouse resolution estimation tool


mouse-dpi-tool <evdev device>


mouse-dpi-tool reads mouse movement events and calculates the sampling frequency and distance covered in device units. Combined with a measurement of the actual distance physically covered, this allows the mouse's resolution to be estimated.


mouse-dpi-tool accepts no options.


mouse-dpi-tool was written by Peter Hutterer for Red Hat, Inc. This manual page was adapted from the program usage information by Stephen Kitt <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). It was last modified for libevdev version 1.3.2.

December 5, 2014 libevdev-tools