Overriding mouse/touchpad speed in Ubuntu

Laptop trackpads have sucked for a long while now, and will continue to do so in all probability along with the vast majority of laptop displays (atleast they used to be good a while back, remember 1680×1050? Yeah, I don’t either). I’ve been using the Ubuntu 13.04 development release and the slider under Mouse and Touchpad refuses to let me change the default speed of the trackpad, which is incredibly slow. If you’ve faced a similar problem and would like to increase or decrease the speed of your mouse pointer (either the touchpad or a mouse), here’s how you can. Continue reading