In ubuntu 11.04 there was a workaround using gconf-editor and setting key
/apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/xrandr/active to false.
However there is no such key in gconf-manager using ubuntu 11.10 (gnome 3).
The new version of
To do the equivalent of what you were doing on 11.04, try the following:
This is still an issue as of Ubuntu 12.10 released October 18, 2012. A bug fix for this seemed to be in the works so that at least there is an easier way to re-configure the key bindings, but it has since been marked invalid because this was supposedly fixed in
Ultimately this problem is supposedly due to some hardware vendors hard-coding video out to Super-P.
There have been updated conversations on the bug tracker since the currently-accepted answer that suggest not turning off xrandr, but instead turning off media-keys:
Try the following:
Or the command-line version of this is: