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[Bug 1596214] Re: Volume button no longer repeats


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  Volume button no longer repeats

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Bug description:
  When volume buttons are held down, they do not repeat as expected. The
  buttons therefore need to be pressed multiple times for each increment
  of volume.

  This was broken by a 16.04 update; the buttons work just fine using a
  16.10 live cd without any updates. Unfortunately I'm not sure what
  package broke this. I did test older kernels and that's not the issue.
  It's also not an indicator-sound package issue, since the Xenial
  package has not been upgraded.

  The xev command shows that the buttons are repeating properly, but
  that, for some reason, does not translate into the volume going up or

  There is one situation where they do work as expected: if they user
  has already clicked the sound indicator. As long as the sound
  indicator menu is open, the holding down the volume keys will cause
  the volume to go up and down repeatedly as normal.

  Others with the same issue, for reference:

  I'm using a ThinkPad 420s. A few people on Ask Ubuntu also seem to
  have Thinkpads, so I'm not sure if it's a Lenovo-specific issue.


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