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Old 12-02-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Kubuntu not detecting keyboard keys being held down

The title may be misleading, as it probably is detecting it just not doing anything. For holding down any key, it should repeat the action of that key multiple times until you let go of the key (for instance holding down backspace to delete a sentence). It doesn't work for any key anymore; the result I get for holding down a key is the same as pressing a key once.

I don't recall changing any settings related to the keyboard. I'm using Kubuntu 9.10 and I just used this fix for the dual monitors problem. Maybe that caused it?
But I'm not really interested in what caused it, more so in fixing it. Any ideas?

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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What type of keyboard is it? Is it USB?
Old 12-05-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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It's a laptop keyboard. Lenovo T60. I fixed the problem by going to the system settings > keyboard > enable keyboard repeat.
But for some reason, it seems to disable repeat automatically at times, and why I haven't figured out yet.


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