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Old 10-17-2003, 04:47 PM   #1
Jose Muņiz
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Slow keys in KDE


My laptop has problems when typing: everytime I press a key, the letter is typed twice or more... Example: "hheeloo".

I have been able to solve this problem in GNOME by activating Slow Keys to 30 msec. However, the minimum for KDE is too high and I can't type at all! Is there any other option that I can use so that the keys are slowed down, or is there any way I can reduce this limit in the Slow Keys function?

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Old 10-17-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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This probably isn't the case, but the problem may be a physical one with your keyboard (i.e. something sticky is keeping the keys from springing back up as fast as they should).
 
Old 10-17-2003, 05:05 PM   #3
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No. It happens in every key... and it is rather normal, I'd say, because my laptop has got buttons that are too thin... And, as I have said, I have been able to sort that problem out with GNOME.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:25 PM   #4
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Or could you tell me what's the file to which the KDE Slow Keys information is stored into? Maybe I can manually fix the number I want.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:38 PM   #5
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If it's before KDE 3.1.4 you can edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config and make it so that you repeat rate is lower...maybe that'll work for ya?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 07:20 PM   #6
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I have KDE version 3.1.4. However, I'm not sure what I should edit in the XF86Config... there is a section for keyboard but there's only

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "es"
Option "kbCompat" ""
Opion "XkbOption" "

I'm not sure whether there's something there that can be edited. :P I found a webpage:

Quote:
15.2 Sticky keys under X

The following text was contributed by Piotr Mitros.
{...}

XFree86 also supports Slow Keys, Repeat Keys, Bounce Keys and an audible bell. xkbcomp can be used to generate a .xkm file to enable these. The appropriate xkbcomp commands are listed in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/compat/accessx. Unfortunately, the exact process is still undocumented.
From http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Keyboard-a...-HOWTO-15.html

But I'm not sure if that's what I need / what exactly I must do :P

Last edited by Jose Muņiz; 10-17-2003 at 07:21 PM.
 
  


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