> On Wed, 24 Apr 1996, Ulrich Windl wrote:
> > Is it only me, or is there anyone else who does not like the very
> > short delay for keyboard repeat. I use delay=500, and rate=24 to feel
> > comfortable. Besides the existence of kbdrate, should it be changed?
> I love it the way it is. OTOH, either or both of us can use kbdrate....
My intent was for some Linux beginners, that t y p e very s l o w l y .
For them the fast repeating could cause some trouble. One bad thing
is that LILO does not flush the keyboard input buffer, so if you
pressed return twice and you would have to insert a root floppy,
you'll have to boot again (I'm talking about installation boot
disks). Also, In Emacs pressing key combinations like ^X repeat
quite easily. On the other hand I would agree that the keyboard's
power-on defaults are way too slow.