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Re: startx resets kbdrate of the Linux console



On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 01:10:23PM -0800, John Magolske wrote:
> Mostly I use the framebuffer console with screen. When I start up
> Xwindows on occasion, it resets kbdrate to slower settings than I
> like. My solution so far is to start X with this script:
> 
>     #!/bin/sh
>     startx
>     # startx seems to mess with kbdrate...set it back to what I like
>     sudo kbdrate -r 30 -d 250 -s
> 
> This returns the repeat rate & delay to what works better for me upon
> closing Xwindows. But there is still the problem that kbdrate remains
> at a slower setting as long as X is running. Switching away from X to
> another VT and issuing  sudo kbdrate -r 30 -d 250 -s  does nothing.
> The delay and repeat rate can only be re-set after closing X.
> 
> In my .xinitrc there is this:    xset m 2 5 r rate 250 30
> 
> Which sets the delay and repeat rate for everything in Xwindows, but
> switching to another VT finds the console stuck at slower settings.
> 
> Is there some way to avoid the way Xwindows resets kbdrate?

Look at kbdrate in the kbd or console-tools package.

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> John
> 
> 
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