SUMMARY: Key(board) Repeat Lost in All X Apps

From: Tim Evans <>
Date: Thu Jun 26 2003 - 07:16:22 EDT
I wrote:

>I've lost all ability to have pressed/held keys repeat in all X windows
>apps--xterm, dtterm, Netscape, CDE mail.  That is, pressing and holding 'x'
>should generate "xxxxxxxxxxxx".  Carries over into text editing with 'vi'
>and pretty much everything.  All keys are the same, including backspace and
>cursor movement keys.

Thanks to:

Casper Dik <Casper.Dik@Sun.COM>
Lars Hecking <>
David Foster <>

This problem is not resolved.  Lars pointed me to an earlier summary
on an xterm issue, and suggested backing out patch 112785-17 and/or
replacing /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun with the one from version 13 of
that patch.  This, however, did not fix the problem.

Casper suggested checking my 'xset' settings (they are correct) and
David mentioned 'xmodmap' (w/o any specifics).  Bertrand suggested
Gnome may have been the problem, also w/o specifics.
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