Subject: Re: wskbd change
To: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/03/2005 23:18:21
Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
> On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 15:21:25 +0200, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>>I've changed the auto repeat logic in wskbd slightly.
>>Previously auto repeat was only avaliable in translated
>>mode, but not in event mode.  Now it's available in both.
>>I don't think this should affect anyone, except those few
>>who use event mode (i.e., opening /dev/wskbd*).
>>You can also turn off auto repeat now, by
>>	wsconsctl -w repeat.del1=0
> I'm just curious - why do we need it in event mode?  
> And, arguably, when the key *remains* pressed, logically no *events*
> (presses / releases) really happen :).

Because the only people using event mode are those that use
/dev/wskbd in X, and they want autorepeat too.  And the X server
does not emulate that, it relies on lower levels to do that.

	-- Lennart