Bug#181423: there's an xorg.conf option for that
> Andrew Young wrote:
>>> according to the man page ob the xorg keyboard driver "kbd",
>>> there is an option to change the keyboard delay and rate.
>>> Option "AutoRepeat" "delay rate"
>>> sets the auto repeat behaviour for the keyboard.
>>> This is not implemented on all platforms.
>>> delay is the time in milliseconds before a key starts repeating.
>>> rate is the number of times a key repeats per second.
>>> Default: "500 30".
>>> Maybe this helps.
>> Thanks! It certainly seems to solve my problem. (I set the argument
>> to "250 10.9" and it seems to work in the VCs as well as in X.)
> Do you consider this as just a workaround and the bug is still there? Or
> is the bug really resolved?
I'd say it's a workaround, and the bug is still there. Unless the
behavior I experienced is intended, and clearly explained (along with
the workaround) in the documentation, I'd say it's a bug.
-- Andy Young