Bug 86148 - Keyboard auto repeat occasionally turns off
Keyboard auto repeat occasionally turns off
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-03-14 16:23 EST by Tom Cross
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-31 13:11:25 EDT
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Description Tom Cross 2003-03-14 16:23:24 EST
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Description of problem:
Occasionally, keyboard auto repeat will turn off completely.

Checking (RedHat)->Preferences->Keyboard the option for "Keyboard repeats when
key is held down" is CHECKED.  However running the "xset -q" command shows:

Keyboard Control:
  auto repeat:  off

If the user unchecks the "Keyboard repeats when key is held down" and checks it
again, most of the time keyboard repeat will be restored for a couple of hours.

They do not have to logout to make this happen.  It happens to several people
several times a day.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn on keyboard auto repeat
2.Do some data entry
3.notice keyboard auto repeat has myseriously turned off by itself

Actual Results:  
Once keyboard repeat is set, it should stay set.

Additional info:

All system are RedHat 8.0 systems on Dell Dimmension desktop computers.  All
systems are recently updated with all applicable erratta packages.  All systems
were installed using a fresh RedHat 8.0 "Desktop" install, not upgrades.

The systems are all different ages and so have different motherboards/video
cards/etc so it doesn't appear to be limited to only one setup.

I'm not sure if this is a GNOME configuration problem or a XFree86 problem.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-12 11:54:15 EDT
I'm going through bugs assigned to me and attempting to clean some of the older,
fixed ones up.

This bug hasn't changed in over a year old now.  Are you still seeing the problem? 

(This a batch message is being sent to all my bugs that haven't changed in a year)
Comment 2 Tanya Chang 2005-05-27 14:50:38 EDT
I am seeing this right now on a Dell GX260 running RH7.3.  We have had other
reports (just a few) earlier this year as well which would have been on Dell
workstations, but I can't be sure of the O/S level.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-30 16:39:43 EDT

We no longer support Red Hat 7.3 (or 8.0).  If you upgrade to Fedora Core 3 or
Fedora Core 4 Test3, do you still see the problem?
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-31 13:11:25 EDT
Hi Tanya,

I'm going to close this bug.  If anyone notices the problem on one of our
supported versions of control center, feel free to file a new bug.

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