Comment 85 for bug 278078

The left and down arrow keys do not repeat for me either. The same arrow keys on the number pad work fine, however. The problem started with xf86-input-evdev- Versions upto xf86-input-evdev-2.1.3 work just fine. For the later versions, I've had to add the following commands to my ~/.xinitrc:

xset r 113 # left-arrow key repeats
xset r 116 # down-arrow key repeats also

The particular version of the xorg-server being used does not seem to matter. I'm using 1.6.1. My keyboard is an PS/2 TVS Champ keyboard with 107 keys, model no. KB-1808. The relevant xorg.conf lines on my PC:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Keyboard0"
        Driver "evdev"
        Option "CoreKeyboard"
        Option "Device" "/dev/input/event0"
# Option "Name" "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
        Option "AutoRepeat" "250 50"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
        Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"

In comment #31, Raven Morris suggested using:

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off"

to fix the problem. This does not work for me.