[SOLVED] Key Repeat Stopped Working, Problem In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2

[ad#ad-1] I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 and when I updated today, when I held down a key, I did not get repeated keypresses as I would normally. I don’t know which update actually caused this, but it was due to some packages I upgraded recently (any ideas?).
I just went to Keyboard Preferences (System > Preferences > Keyboard) and checked “Key presses repeat when key is held down” but it still did not work, for some reason. Then, I just played around with the sliders (Delay and Speed) and it started working.
Finally, I typed in the Test Field and set the preferences to my taste.
I have written this just in case somebody does not figure this out themselves.
Hope this is helpful.

  • Aiden

    i ran into the same problem using 9.10, and it happened after installing the required files for zsnes for me. My fix was the exact same as yours :/

  • Daniel

    I had the same problem. I found that unchecking the key repeat checkbox and then rechecking it solved the problem.

    • Fred

       same problem on 11.10 … same solution it works 🙂 thanks

  • Anonymous

    Tinkering with sliders or toggling the checkbox didn’t help in my case, but I got it fixed by removing and reconnecting the USB keyboard.

  • Fakhreddine Dakhlaoui

    Thanks ! it solved my problem.