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Mike A. Harris writes:
> On systems where one keyboard is shared between two or more
> computers, when you switch the mechanical switch from one machine
> to the next, the keyboard repeat rate gets reset to slowness.
>
> I'd like the keyboard to maintain my repeat rate across this if
> possible. I'd like it to be seamless - so no user needs to do
> anything. Thus I figured the best way would be to have the
> keyboard handler detect the keyboard disappearing and reappearing
> and reprogram the repeat rate. Another option would be to
> reprogram the repeat rate upon VC switch.
>
> Any other ideas? Sample code? I'd really appreciate it,
> thanks..

I have some code which I'm planning to put into the kernel at some point
which does soft-autorepeat (it ignores any hardware repeat that the keyboard
may do in any mode other than RAW).

I cooked up this patch because:

1. Some keyboards on ARM hardware do not autorepeat
2. I got annoyed with the behaviour you describe above, except I was
using 4 computers, and rebooting one of them resets the keyboards
parameters.

I haven't submitted it to Linus yet because the delay and repeat rates
are currently #define-coded into the code, and therefore are not run-time
configurable (maybe someone would like to fix this?).

Which kernel version are you using?
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