Bug 834 - xset, xterm, and keyclicks not doing what man pages say
Summary: xset, xterm, and keyclicks not doing what man pages say
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 5.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-01-14 20:57 UTC by taylor
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-26 21:39:24 UTC

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Description taylor 1999-01-14 20:57:49 UTC
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:

>xset -q
Keyboard Control:
  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:
Pointer Control:
  acceleration:  2/1    threshold:  4
Screen Saver:
  prefer blanking:  yes    allow exposures:  yes
  timeout:  600    cycle:  600
  default colormap:  0x21    BlackPixel:  0    WhitePixel:
Font Path:

Bug Mode: compatibility mode is disabled
DPMS (Energy Star):
  Standby: 1200    Suspend: 1800    Off: 2400
  DPMS is Disabled

Jason Taylor
NASA/GSFC Code 661

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-21 01:11:59 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-01-26 21:39:59 UTC
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

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