evdev: held down keys not being repeated

Andreas Böhler andy.boehler at gmx.at
Fri Nov 24 15:24:47 PST 2006


recently I installed X.org 7.1 and switched to a
Multiseat-Setup. So far it works quite well except one
annoying thing on my main keyboard:

If I press and hold down the up-arrow, the key is repeated,
also the right arrow. Unfortunately, the left and down
arrows, not. They are just reported as one key press (also
by xev). 

This happens since switching to evdev to drive the

The same issue does _not_ occur on my second keyboard. 

However, if i swap the two keyboards (physically), the
not-repeating keyboard repeats and the repeating one
doesn't (in other words, it does not work correctly on the
first X-Server, no matter, which keyboard is plugged in),
so it's not the fault of the keyboard.

Then I tried swapping the two keyboards in the config file:
Again, only the keyboard on the first X-Server shows this
strange behaviour.

-> It doesn't matter, which keyboard is used or to which
port it is connected to, it only affects the first X-Server.

Any ideas what might be the cause? 



Andreas Böhler
andy (dot) boehler (at) gmx (dot) at

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