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techno-mole
January 30th, 2010, 12:23 PM
hello.

I have a problem, my wife turned on her pc this morning (she is running ubuntu karmic) and her keyboard and mouse don't work, the mouse is a wireless mouse (nothing fancy just a tesco one) and the keyboard is a usb keyboard (again just a tesco one) neither work for some reason, my first thought with the mouse was the batteries, so I changed them, but no joy.

I tried running the recovery option from the grub menu, but nothing has changed, I have also tried hooking up an old ps2 mouse and keyboard, but they didn't work either.

I have no idea why they don't work, I have tried running the karmic cd I have and the keyboard and mouse both work fine on the live cd (both the usb ones and the ps2 ones) I have done some searches but the only sure fire way of solving the issue is to re-install, which seems a bit drastic (and if I'm honest a little like a windows solution)

I would be grateful for any help, I am now running the live cd, just so I can copy my wife's files onto the file server so they don't get lost.

cheers

techno-mole
February 19th, 2010, 10:21 AM
solved by reinstalling.

SaintDanBert
February 21st, 2010, 02:47 AM
hello.

I have a problem, my wife turned on her pc this morning (she is running ubuntu karmic) and her keyboard and mouse don't work, the mouse is a wireless mouse (nothing fancy just a tesco one) and the keyboard is a usb keyboard (again just a tesco one) neither work for some reason, my first thought with the mouse was the batteries, so I changed them, but no joy.

I tried running the recovery option from the grub menu, but nothing has changed, I have also tried hooking up an old ps2 mouse and keyboard, but they didn't work either.

I have no idea why they don't work, I have tried running the karmic cd I have and the keyboard and mouse both work fine on the live cd (both the usb ones and the ps2 ones) I have done some searches but the only sure fire way of solving the issue is to re-install, which seems a bit drastic (and if I'm honest a little like a windows solution)

I would be grateful for any help, I am now running the live cd, just so I can copy my wife's files onto the file server so they don't get lost.

cheers

The same thing happened to me.

It is an X11 thing and not a hardware issue but something has gone wrong with xinput.

** GDM does not see key input so login does not happen
** console boot and I can startx but nothing accepts key input.
** ALT+SysRq does not work either -- this is a strange symptom cuz those are supposed to be caught by the kernel.
** I tried to use the on-screen tap-keyboard with same results
** I cannot access an alternate console
** GDM does not let me login to a console

It seems that re-install is a bit drastic.

McMahonSport
February 21st, 2010, 02:17 PM
This has happened to me too: Mouse works although keyboard does not; apart for some keys: h,f,g,j,k

techno-mole
February 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
sorry to hear you are having problems, however i cant offer any other advice, apart from re-installing, its not ideal, but i found nothing else that worked to solve it.

cheers