Comment 17 for bug 124406

I have a USB keyboard and I was experiencing this key-repeat problem on Feisty 2.6.20-16-generic with no Xgl or Compiz. After a while I noticed that whenever I had a key repeat, my USB mouse LED blinked as well. The key repeat occurrences were correlated with a message in dmesg like the following:

[16705.323399] usb 1-2: reset low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3

When I unplugged the USB mouse (the device at address 3) and then plugged it back in, the messages stopped and I no longer experience the intermittent keyboard repeats.

This may be a different problem than cornelius is experiencing but the symptoms (key repeats on Feisty) were the same.