(posting this in laptops/hardware since I'm trying to resolve a laptop issue)

Can someone advise how to switch 9.04 xorg.conf keyboard device from evdev to the old 'kbd' (e.g. what's the whole xorg.conf stanza I have to put in)?

I've had progressively more and more problems with my Dell Studio 15 keyboard; both the repeating-characters bug (which is known an outstanding) but also now I get extremely frequent dropped keystrokes.

I know it's not the hardware, because I dual-boot to Vista and it doesn't happen *at all*.

Some googling has led me to think there may be issues with the new evdev xorg device, so I'd like to try the old 'kbd' configuration and see if that makes any difference.