OK. So, anybody have a workaround?

I've thought of two. The first (and worst) is to put in a cronjob to run as often as possible to basically run this command:

xkbset ma 5 10 10 5 10
That would be overkill, though.

I've also thought about just re-directing the / * and - keys to run a script, but so far I haven't made progress on that. They seem already captured at a pretty low level.

Barring any tips on getting Workaround 2 to work or a suggestion on a 3rd attempt, can anybody offer any insight into which package this should be reported against?