Slow keyboard response, Presario 1230 laptop

Nathan Kinkade nkinkade at
Wed Nov 26 06:22:10 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 03:26:06AM -0800, Hein Hermans wrote:
> Hi there,
> Yesterday I installed FreeBSD 4.5 (though I noticed
> the smae problem on 4.3 and 5.1) on a Presario 1230
> laptop. During installation and afterwards I noticed a
> slow keyboard response on the console. Scrolling of
> long output works perfect or comparable to a Linux
> installation. Only while typing (no system load) I
> notice a minimal time lap between pressing the key and
> the showing up of the character on the screen. Which
> becomes irritating when typing in longer text. 
> Hoping that someone can shed some light on this, and
> thanks for reading.
> Kind regards,
> Hein

Could your problem possibly be related to the key repeat rate?  If so,
try doing:

$ kbdcontrol -r fast

It will go faster than this if you like.  man kbdcontrol(1).

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