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I'm making the switch from gnome to xmonad, and one of the customizations I have made in gnome which does not translate over to xmonad is an increased keyboard repeat rate. Is there a more general purpose tool to set the keyboard repeat rate in linux than something that is dependent upon your desktop environment such as gnome or kde?

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To turn auto-repeat off or on:
    -r [keycode]        r off
     r [keycode]        r on
     r rate [delay [rate]]

Alternatively, run gnome-settings-daemon inside xmonad.

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Thanks, that works perfectly. I used xset r rate 250 50. – Bryan Ward Jan 30 '11 at 22:06

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