I updated my Ubuntu 16.04 system this morning as follows:
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y $ sudo apt autoremove
After a reboot, I found that the "hold-to-repeat" keyboard functionality stopped working for all keys. For example, holding
Backspace deletes 1 to 5 letters and then stops instead of continuing to the key's release.
Also, basic functionality of my Synaptics touchpad suddenly disappeared, including "tap to click" and "two-finger scrolling."
Both of these features are enabled under system settings.
apt autoremove be responsible for this?
The situation here is the most similar, but none of the solutions worked for me.