> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-desktops-bounces On Behalf Of Brian E. Lavender
> Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2016 12:25 AM
> To: linux-desktops <linux-deskt...@lists.us.dell.com>
> Subject: Re: [Linux-Desktops] page up key repeats a whole bunch times
> when I press it once
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 09:28:56PM +0000, mario_limoncie...@dell.com
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: linux-desktops-bounces On Behalf Of Brian E. Lavender
> > > Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:17 PM
> > > To: linux-desktops <linux-deskt...@lists.us.dell.com>
> > > Subject: Re: [Linux-Desktops] page up key repeats a whole bunch times
> > > when I press it once
> > >
> > > On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 06:20:45PM +0000, mario_limoncie...@dell.com
> > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > You mean that this works properly in evtest but not xev? Then it is
> > > something
> > > > in X or your window manager artificially limiting the repeat rate.
> > >
> > > yes, it will show just one key press with evtest, but with xev it goes
> > > into
> > > repeat mode until I hit a different key. after it does the rapid repeat
> > > and I
> > > stop it by pressing a separate key, it won't register the PageUp or
> > >
> > > I suppose I could reinstall from scratch. I wouldn't know where to look
> > > otherwise.
> > Ah, that explains things a bit better. What seems to be happening is on
> > your particular model it's probably only catching a key press and not a
> > release (so it's getting stuck).
> > Try to add a synthesized release event using systemd.
> > Basically you add an entry to
> > https://github.com/systemd/systemd/blob/master/hwdb/60-
> > with a bang. If it fixes the problem, then an issue should be filed at
> > upstream to fix this on your particular model (via that DMI data you shared
> > It would only be applied to your model then.
> What line do I add exactly to that file?
> This what I get for evtest output.
> Event: time 1476595184.491456, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 104 (KEY_PAGEUP),
> value 1
> This is the bios info for the dmesg.
> DMI: Dell Inc. Inspiron 11-3162/050HCR, BIOS 1.0.9 06/16/2016
Location of this file depends upon your distro .
For Ubuntu I found that file at:
I think the lines would look something like this:
KEYBOARD_KEY_104=! #page up
KEYBOARD_KEY_109=! #page down
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