Slow key repeat rate

Slow key repeat rate

Post by Lee Grab » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00



I have had my RedHat 3.0.3 Linux system installed for sometime now, and just
recently, I noticed that if I hold a key down, either on the command line or
within VI or Xemacs, the repeat rate is very slow, about 1 character per second.  
Where would I go to change this?  Is there a configuration file where the
repeat rate is set?
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Slow key repeat rate

Post by fre.. » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00



> I have had my RedHat 3.0.3 Linux system installed for sometime now, and just
> recently, I noticed that if I hold a key down, either on the command line or
> within VI or Xemacs, the repeat rate is very slow, about 1 character per second.  
> Where would I go to change this?  Is there a configuration file where the
> repeat rate is set?

My ancient Slackware system came with a utility named kbdrate which
can be used to set both the repeat rate and the delay prior to repeating
for IBM-compatible keyboards. Here's the man page:

KBDRATE(8)          Linux Programmer's Manual          KBDRATE(8)

NAME
       kbdrate - reset the keyboard repeat rate and delay time

SYNOPSIS
       kbdrate [ -s ] [ -r rate ] [ -d delay ]

DESCRIPTION
       kbdrate is used to change the IBM keyboard repeat rate and
       delay time.  The delay is the amount of time  that  a  key
       must be depressed before it will start to repeat.

       Using  kbdrate  without any options will reset the rate to
       10.9 characters per second (cps) and the delay to 250 mil-
       liseconds (mS).  These are the IBM defaults.

OPTIONS
       -s     Silent.  No messages are printed.

       -r rate
              Change  the  keyboard repeat rate to rate cps.  The
              allowable range is from 2.0 to 30.0 cps.  Only cer-
              tain, specific values are possible, and the program
              will select the nearest possible value to  the  one
              specified.  The possible values are given, in char-
              acters per second, as follows: 2.0, 2.1, 2.3,  2.5,
              2.7,  3.0,  3.3, 3.7, 4.0, 4.3, 4.6, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0,
              6.7, 7.5, 8.0, 8.6, 9.2, 10.0,  10.9,  12.0,  13.3,
              15.0,  16.0,  17.1,  18.5,  20.0, 21.8, 24.0, 26.7,
              30.0.

       -d delay
              Change the delay to delay milliseconds.  The allow-
              able  range  is  from  250 to 1000 mS, but the only
              possible values (based  on  hardware  restrictions)
              are: 250mS, 500mS, 750mS, and 1000mS.

BUGS
       Not all keyboards support all rates.

       Not all keyboards have the rates mapped in the same way.

       Setting  the  repeat  rate  on the Gateway AnyKey keyboard
       does not work.  If someone with a Gateway figures out  how
       to   program   the   keyboard,   please   send   mail   to

FILES
       /etc/rc.local
       /dev/port

AUTHOR

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Slow key repeat rate

Post by Tabm » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00




Quote:>I have had my RedHat 3.0.3 Linux system installed for sometime now, and just
>recently, I noticed that if I hold a key down, either on the command line or
>within VI or Xemacs, the repeat rate is very slow, about 1 character per
> second.

    First, I think you should reboot your PC. If you unplug your keyboard
while your computer is on and then plug it in while it's still on, then your
keyboard rate will be very slow. I've noticed this on my clone as well as on
the DEC PC I use at work.

Quote:>Where would I go to change this?  Is there a configuration file where the
>repeat rate is set?

    Check the XF86Config ( I believe it's in /etc/X11 ). There should be a
line like this:

    AutoRepeat  500 5

in the keyboard section of the file. Check the man page for XF86Config.

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Slow key repeat rate

Post by Nat Makarevitc » Mon, 25 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:Lee Graba writes:
> if I hold a key down, either on the command line or within VI or Xemacs,
> the repeat rate is very slow, about 1 character per second.  Where would
> I go to change this?

use the 'kbdrate' utility

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