Keyboard repeat problem

Rui Tiago Cação Matos rmatos at
Sun Mar 9 13:51:25 PDT 2008

On 09/03/2008, Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:
> I'm seeing a problem with the keyboard repeat in Xorg 7.3 on FreeBSD
>  7.0/amd64 on a Dell laptop.  When I press and hold a key at most about
>  20 characters are displayed before stopping; usually
>  the repeat doesn't happen and only a single character is
>  displayed.  This happens no matter what window
>  manager I use, and I've tried both the built-in keyboard and an external
>  USB Dell keyboard.  The configuration section of xorg.conf contains:

I share your pain. It also happens to me on a Latitude D630 running
both linux distros I've used with it: Fedora 7 and 8. I guess it's an
hardware problem though I'd have to see how Windows behaves but I
don't have it installed anymore ;-)

Anyway, I don't find it much of a problem though, as it happens very seldomly.


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