Making xset stick on a secondary X session

Ilya Anfimov ilan at
Thu Oct 15 02:18:48 PDT 2015

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 08:54:20AM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> 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
 In fact, no. 'xset r rate' settings, when issued on active
X-server, stays just fine after VT switch to another console
and back.
 Every running server have it's own independent rate.

> unplugged/replugged, and that includes the keyboard repeat rate.
> Cheers,
>    Peter
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