Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86148
Keyboard auto repeat occasionally turns off
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:01 EDT
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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:
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):
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
Once keyboard repeat is set, it should stay set.
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.
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)
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.
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?
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.