[RFC] Inclusing of xkbset in xorg/app

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed May 18 18:22:11 PDT 2011

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 08:13:53PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> Peter Hutterer wrote:
> >On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 07:07:40PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> >>Let me add a few comments.  (I don't know if I am allowed to post to
> >>the xorg-devel mailing list, so if I am not, maybe Peter could
> >>forward this for me.)
> >>
> >>First, my man page is horribly incomplete, but the command "xkbset
> >>h" gives a rather comprehensive list of all the commands.  I had
> >>intended to include a lengthy description of how mousekeys can be
> >>adjusted, as well as how the accessx feature works.  There is a very
> >>good and detailed description in the document
> >>http://refspecs.freestandards.org/X11/XKBlib.ps, but it embedded in
> >>the middle of the document, as this document is meant for
> >>programmers, not users.
> >well, IMO xkbset itself is more for developers than users too, so I don't
> >worry too much about the man page being incomplete :)
> >it'll get fixed up over time, I guess.
> Actually, a large number of the people who used xkbset used
> "bouncekeys" because some Toshiba laptops would unexpectedly repeat
> keys due to some mistiming issue with the hardware.

gnome can enable/disable bounce keys, so I usually refer users to use the
desktop environment's tools. it's easier and persistent. xkbset is like
xinput runtime-only and since server 1.7 at least, using commandline tools doesn't
always have the results that users expect


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