Making xset stick on a secondary X session
ilan at astelecom.ru
Wed Oct 14 08:00:27 PDT 2015
On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 03:24:15PM +0800, Tony Mobily wrote:
> I tried again. I am starting to doubt that xset works properly!
> I did:
> $ export DISPLAY=:1
> $ sudo X :1 -noreset &
> $ xeyes &
> $ xterm &
> I can then confirm that xset has no effect on the running X:
> $ xset r rate 50 150
> No difference in the repeat rate.
> However, if you run the command on the terminal within :1, it will work
> (as expected).
> It really looks like xset will only work if run within the server
> itself... but why? Should I report this as a bug? (it's really easy to
Confirming, reproduced, debian/jessie, X -version
X.Org X Server 1.16.4
Release Date: 2014-12-20
Looks like xset r rate works only when the server is active
(i.e. on the active virtual console). This should be reported as
bug IMHO, however your configuration should work when run as the
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