View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I recover from keyboard disabled in broken Maverick

January 8th, 2011, 03:57 PM

A faulty socket on the psu failed and connected/reconnected in an alarming fashion. I'm amazed Ubuntu works at all.

The result is a disabled keyboard in the Maverick installation. In rescue mode the keyboard works so I can enter commands. dpkg-reconfigure -a didn't help. A live cd runs fine and the keyboard and everything else runs as expected. Curiously, when I connect (and boot from) a bootable Maverick external USB hard drive the keyboard is disabled too on the offending machine but when connected to another machine works as expected. Bizarre!

PSU has been replaced with a new one and all hardware appears to be functioning at BIOS level. Any offers on what I can do to recover the installed system using rescue mode?

January 9th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Don't know but now all is working after fiddling with 'accessibility' options related to the keyboard. Nothing obvious but suddenly keyboard was back and I could enter commands.

Are we under attack?