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Re: keyboard problem

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 08:44:15AM -0400, Glenn Becker wrote:
> Hi,
> Am experiencing an odd problem with the keyboard -- specifically the arrow
> keys, it seems. Seems to be X-specific. In short, the keys don't
> "repeat" ... you have to strike the down arrow key, for example, 5 times
> to go down 5 lines rather than being able to simply hold the key down and
> let the cursor do the walking ...
> I guess this is in the realm of the annoying rather than life-threatening,
> but it does involve more wear and tear both on the keyboard and on the
> trusty carpals. I'm guessing from prior experience that this will involve
> using xmodmap ... probably xmodmap -e [something] but I'm lost as to what
> the [something] should be.
> If anyone has a quick answer for this or can point me to a reference,
> thanks in advance. I may have missed a thread on this - sorry if so, work
> has been nuts.

Try -
kbdrate -r 30 -d 250

You can tweak the numbers to fit your keyboard.  See the manpage.  I
don't know if this will work or not.  I've never had a keyboard outright
not repeat.  

 From seeing and seeing the seeing has become so exhausted
     First line of "The Panther" - R. M. Rilke

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