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date: 2007-04-03 13:30:09+00:00

Set your keyboard rate and repeat delay under Linux

categories: - Linux

Just found this out, didn't know that command existed.

$ kbdrate -r30 -d0

This sets the repeat rate to 30 characters per second (which is the maximum value) and a repeat delay of 250 ms (which is the lowest possible).

You may sometimes notice your keyboard rate/repeat delay is slow after attaching it to a running system which was booted without a keyboard attached. I guess this command would help. No guarantee on that though.