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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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