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SubjectRe: pre-2.0.31 keyboard repeat rate?

On Thu, 8 May 1997, Thomas Koenig wrote:

> I just installed pre-patch-2.0.31.gz from vger, and there's a very
> strange thing: Apparently, the keyboard repeat rate is lower than
> it used to be.
> This is irritating, since some reflexes (such as going up and down
> with an editor) don't work so well any more. 2.0.30 behaves normally.
> The slowdown happens both from a virtual console and from X.
> Was this done on purpose, or is this a bug?

It was done intentionally. From setup.s:

+! LMA 4/15/97 removed setting of keyboard repeat rate. Causes some systems
+! to hang at boot.
! Set the keyboard repeat rate to the max

- mov ax,#0x0305
- xor bx,bx ! clear bx
- int 0x16
+! mov ax,#0x0305
+! xor bx,bx ! clear bx
+! int 0x16

> Thomas Koenig,, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.


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