Making xset stick on a secondary X session

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Wed Oct 14 15:54:20 PDT 2015

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 10:01:42AM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 10/14/15 08:00 AM, Ilya Anfimov wrote:
> >  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
> >only X-server.
> Oh, that's a different issue - keyboard settings are reset when VT
> switching - I thought there was an open bug on the general issue,
> but can only find bugs on specific symptoms at the moment, such as:

This is intentional (fsvo intentional). VT-switching disables
all devices and re-enables them when you come back. Devices come back with
their default settings (read: xorg.conf settings) as if they were
unplugged/replugged, and that includes the keyboard repeat rate.


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