Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 834
xset, xterm, and keyclicks not doing what man pages say
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
This is actually a bug in xset, but I saw no xset in the
options available, so I am reporting it as an xterm bug.
I cannot get keyclick to work under RedHat 5.1 linux. The
problem appears to exist for RH 5.2 also, but I personally
know only of 5.1. Other sounds work; I can even play mp3s.
I am using an xterm with the display variable set to ":0.0".
Am I correct to assume that this is a bug in linux? If so,
at the very least the man page of xset needs to be changed
to state that keyclick does not work on linux. If not,
please help in telling me (and the two other people who have
posted on usenet about this same problem) what to do to make
xset do what the man page says it should do.
Here is the output of the xset -q command:
auto repeat: on key click percent: 100 LED mask:
auto repeat delay: 500 repeat rate: 30
auto repeating keys: 00ffffffdffffbbf
bell percent: 40 bell pitch: 1100 bell duration:
acceleration: 2/1 threshold: 4
prefer blanking: yes allow exposures: yes
timeout: 600 cycle: 600
default colormap: 0x21 BlackPixel: 0 WhitePixel:
Bug Mode: compatibility mode is disabled
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 1200 Suspend: 1800 Off: 2400
DPMS is Disabled
NASA/GSFC Code 661
I have verified this on several machines in the test lab. The xset c
[on or 100] does not work on all test machines as described by the man
pages. It did not want to work with 5.2 either.
this is an unimplemented feature in XFree86. However, they could
implement it at any time. I suggest you take up a bug report with the
XFree86 team regarding their manual page, or ask them to implement the