Bug#528609: evdev stops certain keys autorepeating
After upgrading all xorg components, using evdev instead of xkb as the
keyboard driver breaks the autorepeat on only a few keys.
They are <LEFT> (113), <DOWN> (116) and <END> (115)
All other keys autorepeat as normal, and these three keys autorepeat as
expected when used at the console.
This affects both the laptop keyboard, and an external USB keyboard.
xorg.conf has had it's old keyboard section commented out so it is all
autogenerating. I am using a GB keyboard variant, which xinput detects
The only other keys that do not autorepeat on the whole keyboard are
ALT, CTRL and SHIFT, as expected.
I am running mostly Debian unstable, and have the version of X
components as required by the xorg=1:7.4+1 package.