Re: Help: keybbbbbboard problem with 2.6.8 kernel
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From: Robert Storey <email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 08:04:27 +0800
Subject: Re: Help: keybbbbbboard problem with 2.6.8 kernel
> > On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 10:30:41PM +0800, Marc wrote:
> > > Ever since upgrading to kernel 2.6.8 on Debian (sarge) I've had a problem
> > > with keys auto-repeating in X Windows.
> > >
> > > The problem only shows up in X windows. While typing in a terminal window
> > > (for example) the key auto-repeat kicks in making it impossible to type.
> > > For example if I try to type 'clear', it comes out 'cllllleeeear'. I have
> > > to disable the auto-repeat function (xset r off). It looks like the key
> > > delay value is being ignored and the only thing I've changed recently is
> > > the kernel version to 2.6.8 (compiled from kernel-source-2.6.8 with the
> > > default config).
> > >
> > > I've tried various things like using the 'kbd' driver in my XF86Config-4
> > > file, setting the AutoRepeat option in the keyboard section but nothing
> > > helps.
> > >
> > > I've been looking all over for answers to this problem but I'm getting
> > > nowhere fast! Please help me!
> Maybe try putting this in your .xinitrc file:
> xset r rate 400 40 &
> Hope it works.
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Thanks. I did try that and it works for XFree86/Gnome, but the problem would
still show up in vmware virtual machines (and even worse - appearing to have
no delay before auto-repeating).
I've since installed 2.6.11-11 and the problem appears to have disappeared.