New laptop - weird key repeat issue

Karl Auer kauer at
Wed Mar 2 11:09:58 UTC 2016

On Wed, 2016-03-02 at 11:37 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Mar 2016 21:24:53 +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
> > xset does what it usually does. If I disable repeat, then repeat
> > really
> > is disabled, but as soon as I enable it, the same issue arises.
> That's already a hint.

Well, it tells me that it's not hardware, and the predictability says
logic bug. The fact that it doesn't happen on a console, only in X
windows says it's an X issue. However, the fact that it doesn't happen
with an externally connected USB keyboard is confusing.

> IIRC a terminal by Ctrl+Alt+Fx isn't affected, but if you open GUI
> a terminal emulation, you experiencing this issue?!


> Just for this terminal emulation? If so, which one? Or for all GUIs?

Any window accepting keyboard input. I have things set up so that focus
follows the mouse; any window the mouse is over has focus. If I get the
autorepeat started and move the mouse over a few windows, the repeating
key repeats into each of those windows in turn. But only into one at a

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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