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Re: character duplication in X

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
I'll tap a key and get (literally) hundreds of characters. [...] It makes the system almost unusable. Has anyone else seen anything like this?

I have. I've seen it on a white MacBook 13" with a 2.0Ghz core2duo. I seem to remember that I didn't see the same behavior on the same system when I installed with i386 instead of amd64. There were too many other issues on the system to keep NetBSD on it, so I don't have a way to reproduce it anymore (back to OSX for that system). However, I can confirm I've seen it. I was messing with "xset r rate XXX YYY" (where XXX and YYY are integers). That made it slightly less unusable, but didn't fix the issue nearly well enough to live with it. Also, FYI, this was a year or so ago that I saw the behavior. I didn't check for existing PRs.

Swift Griggs -- <>
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