New laptop - weird key repeat issue

Chris Green cl at
Wed Mar 2 13:22:58 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 02, 2016 at 02:01:36PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Mar 2016 12:51:45 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >Unfortunately I don't have a clue how to solve this issue, but at least
> >we know that most likely
> >
> >- the laptop's keyboard isn't broken, but
> >- it anyway seemingly is related to the hardware and the used X
> >  environment
> >
> >For testing purpose I would add a new user and check if the issue still
> >appears for the new user.
> >
> >Assumed it should still appear for the new user, I would test another
> >WM and/or DE.
> Consider to test also a live media of another Ubuntu release and/or
> from another distro.
Yes, I think there is something a little awry with 15.10 keyboard and
mouse handling in X.  I have a problem with cut/paste making the mouse
cursor stuck in one window (though it actually can move all around the

The cure for my issue is to momentarily switch to a console and back
to X (i.e. ctrl/alt/<n> and then ctrl/alt/7).  Does this fix your
continuous auto-repeat by any chance?

Chris Green

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