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I have a very strange problem: When I hold down a key, it gets repeated for a random amount of time, then stops. For example, below is my attempts holding down some keys:

aaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
a
b
bbbbbbbbbbb
b
ccccccccccc
cccccccccccccc
ccccc

On Windows on the same machine, the keyboard works fine. It also works on Ubuntu on another PC.

The problem is especially frustrating with the backspace key. I have to mash the key repeatedly to delete a few characters.

Things I tried so far:

  • Restart computer
  • Update and upgrade all packages
  • Turn Repeat keys off and on
  • Adjust Repeat keys' Delay and Speed
  • Turn Bounce Keys on and off
  • Upgrade kernel
  • Change USB port
  • Googling (a lot)
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sudo su
echo "blacklist peaq_wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf

after which you must restsart.

Key repeating doesn't work in 17.10

  • This solved the problem! Thank you very much. – Nghia Truong Feb 13 '18 at 0:27

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