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How to adjust keyboard repeat rate? SOLVED
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Joined: 26 Apr 2007
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Location: Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Thu 30 Dec 2010, 19:20    Post_subject: Real Solution for Keyboard Rate
Sub_title: This works!

I got into the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file and added the following line of code:

kbdrate -r 25 -d 975

Close the file and reboot. When you reboot, you'll find you can type at a normal speed, even if you have old, slow fingers like me. I entered this line in the "rc.local" file in EVERY distro I have on every PC. Works like a charm, even from the command line, unlike a lot of the earlier solutions I've seen that work only under X.

What this means to newbies and others is that when you get to your login prompt, you won't have to worry about how fast or slow you type, so you won't get so many retries. Simple and elegant.

Once upon a time when computer manufacturers were far more bright this was handled in the bios, but I suspect this was relegated to the OS once the need arose for USB and other items that needed controled from there. After all, there's only so much space in a rom chip.

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