Subject: Re: keyboard after exiting X
To: None <,>
From: Christopher Preston <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/13/1999 13:17:26 wrote:
> I'm running 1.4 with a 1.4.1 snap kernel on a Decstation 5000/200, and I
> finally got everything working today after upgrading to the 1.4.1 kernel
> (due to the scsi problems). I got X working on the first try, but I get a
> strange problem- after I quit X, my keyboard doesn't work right- if I type
> in "root", it comes out with extra characters, like "rorort", depending on
> how fast I type. Is this a widely known problem I'm unaware of (I got this
> dec for free a few days ago, I'd never used one before), or is it a
> problem that only I'm having? In any case, does anyone know how to fix it?

I have the same problem, especially inside X. I find a xset -r to turn
off key repeat helpful. But the problem still exists outside of X. There
is some weird interaction with the X screensaver also. 

Also, I think it is this problem that makes using xdm problematical. If
you get your password wrong once, then xdm locks up with an error like
"Selection failed" written many times a second to the xdm logs.

... and I thought it was just me!


Christopher Preston
Chemistry Department, The University of Queensland
St. Lucia, 4072