Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6169
Impossible to set keyboard autorepeat rate in X.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
The keyboard rate in redhat 6.1 is very slow and there
doesn't seem to be a way of changing this, tried GNOME
control center and also tweaked XF86Config by hand but
no luck so far. PS2 keyboard, Mach64 X server, 400MHz
This might not be very serious but it is very annoying.
------- Additional Comments From 10/21/99 12:56 -------
could be realated to bug # 5592, installer creates empty
Could be but I tried to copy /etc/sysconfig/keyboard from a RedHat
6.0 system (where I don't see this same problem) but that didn't fix
the problem on my 6.1 system.
kbdrate -s -r 30 -d 350
or any other parameters does not seem to affect autorepeat either
I neeeeeeeeeeed a workaround
Oh, kbdrate does seem to work if you are root!
you must use kbdrate to set your speed, as you have discovered.
However, our next release of Red Hat Linux will have the "xset r"
Thank you firstname.lastname@example.org, kbdrate as root did the trick,
You just made my ddddddaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.......... :)
Looking forward to the next RH release...