[clug] key repeat problem in X

Darren Freeman daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Wed Jun 2 14:07:12 GMT 2004


I've determined that this problem only occurs for logging as root on the
X console, and it applies to mandrake 9.2 as well. I don't care anymore
as I don't log in as root normally.

Have fun,

On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 01:36, Simon Fowler wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 02:16:00PM +1000, Darren Freeman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I just installed Mandrake 10.0 Official on my new server. Due to it
> > being unable to install LILO onto a software RAID (previous versions
> > were OK), I had to abort the installation before finishing the
> > configuration steps. Consequently I'm hunting down all the things I need
> > to configure.
> > 
> > For some reason my X server has no keyrepeating. As in, you hold down a
> > key and after a delay it's supposed to start repeating. Text mode is
> > fine, it's just any application under X that is affected.
> > 
> > Does anyone know why this is? Where might I change it back to normal?
> > 
> That could be at least partially due to changes in the input system
> in the 2.6 kernel - I have to manually fix the repeat rate after
> loading X, using kbdrate, since those changes went in.
> Aside from that, I don't know.
> Simon

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