Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20203
XFree86 doesn't restore key repeat rate after apm resume
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:38 EDT
The machine is a Dell Latitude CPi 266XT, Neomagic graphics chipset.
In RH7 with XFree86-SVGA, I find that whenever I resume the machine
from apm suspend, the key repeat rate has been changed to something
extremely slow. I normally use xset r rate 250 25.
An "xset r rate 250 25" after suspend does not work, since xset
believes that this rate is current. Instead I have to issue TWO
xset commands: "xset r rate 5 5; xset r rate 250 25" to force
This was not a problem in previous RH releases. Before RH7, I used
the XFree86 libraries but the commercial Accelerated-X server
(since Neomagic wasn't supported by XFree86 until recently).
However, "xset r rate .. .." doesn't work with this server and the
RH7 XFree86 libraries (something about some XFree-Misc missing).
This is so annoying I'm considering downgrading to the RH6.2 XFree
libraries and reinstalling the Accellerated-X server.
Same problem on a dell inspiron 7000. I think it's Dell specific.
I simply use "kdbrate -r 24 -d 250" instead and all works fine (both x and
To the original poster: Can you provide me the _exact_ error you get?
Also, what does "rpm -qa |sort|grep '^X'" report?
Since upgrading to RH7.1 my Dell laptop no longer has a problem
with bogus key repeat rate after resume.
Ok, marking fixed in current.