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Holding keys doesn't work - Fedora 26 Gnome

asked 2017-10-10 09:51:07 -0600

Pedro Talavera gravatar image


Since two system updates before i started to notice that when i hold a key it repeats just a few times and randomly stops.

Example (I'm holding a key and when it stops I move to the next one).


As I said before since a system update I noticed but I'm not sure that's the problem. It could be a ghost character or someting because when I'm in the terminal an scroll up i sends me at the bottom like when I write something.

I'm using Fedora 26 and gnome and Microsoft bluetooth mouse and keyboard. I not sure how to find out what's wrong hope you can help me.


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answered 2017-10-11 13:22:18 -0600

florian gravatar image

Several things come to my mind.

  • maybe keyboard has gone bad. try out another, wired keyboard and check if it behaves normally
  • boot an older kernel from the grub menu and see whether that affects your keyboard
  • check the latest system changes, and see whether a relevant package was updated: sudo dnf history list, sudo dnf history info last, sudo dnf history info last-1, sudo dnf history info last-2, ...
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