Subject: Re: X a bit funny on new 2.0 install.
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Matthieu Herrb <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 02/05/2005 17:20:34
Ben Harris wrote:
> In article <> you write:
>>3. When i log into the xdm prompt/ banner the typing
>>on the keyboard makes beeping noises?
>>How can I turn this off please?
> Apply the patch at
> <
>  kbd.c.diff?r1=1.40&r2=1.41>
> (only the third hunk is useful) then rebuild your kernel.
> I hope this fix will be in NetBSD 2.1.
>>4. Repeat key doesn't work. ie if you hold down a key
>>it doesn't repeat. So I have to tap the key repeatedly.
>>Is this an stty thing? What should i set and where?
> For some reason, setting the delay to any value other than 660 works, so run
> "xset r rate 661 25".  Alternatively, you can add a -ar1 option in
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers.  Mine says:
> :0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/XsunMono  -nolisten tcp -ar1 500

This is probably caused by -DXKB_ALWAYS_USES_SOFT_REPEAT missing from 
the X server build CPPFLAGS.

> No-one seems to know why this is happening, but I've submitted a PR:
> <>

Strange... This problems comes and go almost since Matthew Green did the 
first patches to X11R6 to support NetBSD/sparc.