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#REDIRECT [[Keyboard_Configuration_in_Xorg#Adjusting_typematic_delay_and_rate]]
The 'typematic delay' indicates the amount of time, typically in miliseconds, a key needs to be pressed in order for the repeating process to begin. After the repeating process has been triggered, the character will be repeated with a frequency (usually given in Hz governed by the 'typematic rate'.
 
 
 
This article describes tuning of the automatic key repeating process.
 
 
 
==Tuning the typematic behavior in the tty==
 
Using the 'kbdrate' command:
 
# kbdrate [ -d delay ] [ -r rate ]
 
If you wanted to set an typematic delay of 200ms and a repeating rate of 30Hz then you would issue:
 
# kbdrate -d 200 -r 30
 
Issuing the command without arguments:
 
# kbdrate
 
will return the typematic values to their respective defaults; a delay of 250ms and a rate of 11Hz.
 
 
 
==Tuning the typematic behavior in X==
 
:''See also: [[Xorg]]''
 
Using the 'xset' command:
 
$ xset r rate delay [rate]
 
 
 
If you wanted to set an typematic delay of 200ms and a repeating rate of 30Hz, then you would include this command in your {{ic|~/.xinitrc}}:
 
$ xset r rate 200 30
 
 
 
Issuing the command without specifying the delay and rate:
 
xset r rate
 
will return the typematic values to their respective defaults; a delay of 660ms and a rate of 25Hz.
 

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