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Adjusting the Keyboard Repeat Rate
Subject: Keyboard repeat etc under X11 - the answer
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 11:47:28 +0100
From: Stefan Haenssgen <haensgen@ira.uka.de>
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Hi *,

I've taken a look at how I made my changes to the keyboard auto
repeat settings (been some time) - since several people asked
during the last weeks, here is it:

Edit the startx shell script (/usr/bin/X11/startx) and add the
options "-ar2 20" to the "serverargs" line (default options are
blank). This increases the auto repeat rate. I'm quoting from the
X server manpage:

     -ar1 milliseconds
             This option specifies amount of time in milliseconds
             before   which   a   pressed  key  should  begin  to

     -ar2 milliseconds
             This option specifies the interval  in  milliseconds
             between autorepeats of pressed keys.

Hope that helps (it surely does the job for me)


PS: If you're using xdm instead of startx, you'll want to change
    the xdm setup, e.g. take a look at /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers
    (haven't tried that myself, but that will be the place to start
    I guess)

Stefan U. Haenssgen              Phone                    +49/721/608-3972
IPD, Fakultaet fuer Informatik    Fax                     +49/721/608-7343
Universitaet Karlsruhe           EMail                haenssgen@ira.uka.de
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany        WWW  http://wwwipd.ira.uka.de/~haensgen/
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