Every time I hold down a key, most commonly backspace or the left arrow key, key repeat either doesn't work, or works for less than a second and stops. It seems to stop at regular intervals (independent of me pressing the key), so I have to press the key with a specific timing, otherwise it'll stop the key repeat before it actually starts. At least, that's how it seems based on what I can see. Odd thing is, I'm pretty sure this is also happening on my Chromebook, and ChromeOS is basically Linux minus Linux, so I'm wondering if there's not a deeper reason than anything I can fix.

  • If this problem just started recently, as it has for many others, type uname -r in the terminal and tell us the result. Thanks. Jan 15, 2018 at 4:48
  • 4.13.0-26-generic
    – jlc
    Jan 15, 2018 at 19:55
  • I've written an answer here. Let me know if it helps or you have questions by adding a comment here using @WinEunuuchsToUnix in the comment. Jan 16, 2018 at 0:35

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Try disabling peaq_wmi module:

rmmod peaq_wmi

If that resolves the problem you can add that module to the blacklist..something like:

echo "blacklist peaq_wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf
  • It worked, thanks! But the second command says "Permission denied" even with sudo.
    – jlc
    Jan 15, 2018 at 19:57
  • @JoeyLópez For permission denied error there is another way to try Jan 16, 2018 at 1:11

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