Setting keyboard autorepeat rate with xkb?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Mon Apr 1 19:43:00 PDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 01:27:49PM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 04/ 1/13 01:05 PM, Tony Bones wrote:
> > But I have two keyboards and need to set different auto repeat rates for each independently.  Currently I'm still using the kbd driver and can certainly switch over to evdev and InputClass.  I didn't see a way xset would target a specific keyboard / input device.
> The xinput command provides per-device settings, but I don't see auto
> repeat rates in the properties the kbd driver exposes.   I don't have
> an evdev machine booted at the moment to check if it has an auto-repeat
> rate property.

it doesn't. autorepeat is handled by XKB and xinput doesn't expose xkb
settings. You really need something like xkbctrl which, on a quick glance,
supports a device ID:


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