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jermsie
June 28th, 2009, 08:30 AM
I stuffed up while I was attempting to fix single and two finger soft-tap. This is what I was following:


A workaround is to run sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add

blacklist usbhid

then run sudo gedit /etc/modules and add

bcm5974
usbhid

This will make sure that the modules are loaded in the appropriate order.


The problem is... I only added "blacklist usbhid" and then got distracted.
On reboot, the touchpad is a bit slow and I can't type anything to fix my blunder.

Using Ubuntu 9.04

Help? :)

dman777
June 28th, 2009, 09:22 AM
boot up with a rescue disk. then mount the root partition. chroot into it and you'll be able make changes.

jermsie
June 28th, 2009, 09:30 AM
boot up with a rescue disk. then mount the root partition. chroot into it and you'll be able make changes.

Could you maybe elaborate on that?

So do I run the livecd? What do I do from there

jermsie
June 28th, 2009, 11:43 AM
boot up with a rescue disk. then mount the root partition. chroot into it and you'll be able make changes.

Solved.
As dman777 suggested:
I booted the livecd, went into text-mode and selected recovery.
Manually mounted the drive and navigated to the file I needed to change.
Done.

dman777
June 28th, 2009, 12:25 PM
glad it worked. i couldn't help you to much becuase i use gentoo instead of ubuntu. but fundamentally, all linux sys are the same(for the most part).