Re: pre-2.0.31 keyboard repeat rate?

Aaron Tiensivu (
Thu, 8 May 1997 14:13:31 -0400

> I just installed pre-patch-2.0.31.gz from vger, and there's a very
> strange thing: Apparently, the keyboard repeat rate is lower than
> it used to be.

The keyboard rate stuff would make some PPro boxes go mad.
Stick this in your rc.local instead:

/sbin/kbdrate -s -r 30 -d 250

> This is irritating, since some reflexes (such as going up and down
> with an editor) don't work so well any more. 2.0.30 behaves normally.
> The slowdown happens both from a virtual console and from X.

If you have a sassy Focus 9000, you can just hit Turbo-F12 ;-)

> Was this done on purpose, or is this a bug?

I'm pretty sure it was on purpose, due to the PPro problems.

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