Type /usr/sbin/kbdrate in X windows causes continuous carriage returns. This
affects everything is X, as it does not stop when the terminal is closed.
Anything subsequently highlighted by the mouse will be continuously selected,
since the carriage returns do not stop until X is restarted
If the same /usr/sbin/kbdrate is executed in ttys then it works fine giving the
keyboard repeat rate and delay time.
Action by: jhull
ISSUE TRACKER 14902, opened as sev 2.
Adrian, Any update on this?
This appears fixed with the 1.20.1 in rawhide
Where can version 1.20 be found? 1.12 is in FC2 and it still has
this problem. Reopening for clarification.
In current releaes, carriage returns are emmitted (to measure the
rate), but after about 10 of them kbdrate properly reports the rate.
kbdrate without any arguments attempts to send sequences that reset
the rate and other things-- giving the side effect of the carriage
returns. These sequences have no effect in an X window environment,
and end up appearing as carriage returns.
As the bugzilla was for "continuous carriage returns", closing the bug
as this is solved in the supported releases.