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coordination #101048: [epic] Investigate and fix higher instability of openqaworker-arm-4/5 vs. arm-1/2/3

Try to mitigate "VNC typing issues" with disabled key repeat

Added by okurz 4 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Feature requests
Target version:
Start date:
2022-05-02
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
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Description

Motivation

Independent of fixing the actual performance problems I think it can help in general for openQA tests if we configure the systems we test in with a disabled key repeat to mitigate the issues, i.e. "xset r off" within X11 sessions or whatever can be seen as equivalent in non-X11 getty terminals. According to fvogt "There's also an ioctl for the vtcon". The command "kbdrate" allows to configure something but says only for "Intel" and does not allow to disable key repeat completely, only increase times, which could already help enough. By default keyboard delay is "250 ms". Any different setting likely needs to be applied per VT. So in a true text tty one could use kbdrate -d 1000 and in X xset r off whenever we start a new terminal.


Related issues

Related to openQA Tests - action #111752: [leap][qe-core] test fails in xterm - mistyping test string due to lost focusFeedback2022-05-30

Copied to openQA Project - action #113441: Try to mitigate "VNC typing issues" with disabled key repeat in linux tty's of qemu testsNew

History

#1 Updated by okurz 4 months ago

  • Target version changed from Ready to future

#2 Updated by okurz 2 months ago

  • Related to action #111752: [leap][qe-core] test fails in xterm - mistyping test string due to lost focus added

#3 Updated by okurz 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to okurz
  • Target version changed from future to Ready

#4 Updated by okurz 2 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback

#5 Updated by okurz 2 months ago

  • Due date set to 2022-07-01

#6 Updated by cdywan about 2 months ago

  • Due date changed from 2022-07-01 to 2022-07-08

Bumping due to hack week

#7 Updated by okurz about 1 month ago

  • Due date deleted (2022-07-08)
  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

No complaints received. I assume that key repeat errors are a problem of the past now, … at least for os-autoinst-distri-opensuse.

#8 Updated by okurz about 1 month ago

  • Copied to action #113441: Try to mitigate "VNC typing issues" with disabled key repeat in linux tty's of qemu tests added

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