Gnome is going to give me carpal tunnel
Is it the keyboard? That's what I thought. I traded in the shitty KeyTronic IT gave me for a shiny new Microsoft Natural (my prefered keying device) but it didn't help. Maybe it's because I'm using USB keyboards.
I hope I can figure out a solution to this problem, or else I'm going to have to go in for early retirement.
Update: Looks like it was related to USB after all. I plugged in the KeyTronic again (it still sucks, but I needed to use a keyboard). That forced the OS to re-register the keyboard, and all of a sudden my new key repeat settings took effect.
Boo on that. Why didn't it work while I was fiddling with it?
Screw it, I've gone back to serial for my keyboard!