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    All input devices randomly stop working

    I kind of thought this would show up somewhere else, but I can't seem to find any threads similar to this issue.

    I am using a Macbook Pro 5,3 and I am dual booting OSX 10.9 and Xubuntu 13.10. I just got my graphics card and my wireless card working, and I fixed an issue with the power off/reboot buttons. Just after the power/reboot fix, however, I've noticed that Xubuntu will randomly stop recognizing my input devices. All of them.

    This sometimes happens before I log in, sometimes when I open a web browser, but almost always when I open a Terminal. My keyboard shuts off, my trackpad, even my external mouse no longer works. No input is allowed, and so I am forced to force a shutdown by holding the power button. I suspect this can't be good for my system

    Any help would be appreciated. As I just mentioned, I just installed Xubuntu, so if I need to downgrade or reinstall or something, I'm not entirely opposed to that. However, I'm hoping it doesn't come to that. Thanks!

    Mr. Pewterschmidt: "Hey Bill, would you help me program my Zune? Oh wait, I have an iPod like the rest of the world!"

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    Re: All input devices randomly stop working

    Moved to Apple Users


    Hopefully, you'll get better answers here, given the hardware you are using.
    The Community Java Wiki * The Community ATI Driver Wiki * Find what you need in the Ubuntu Community wikis

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    Re: All input devices randomly stop working

    Do you suppose this is because of XFCE? I've tried Linux Mint and regular Ubuntu, and haven't had this same issue. Truth be told, I wouldn't mind changing my desktop manager to Cinnamon if that would help.

    Mr. Pewterschmidt: "Hey Bill, would you help me program my Zune? Oh wait, I have an iPod like the rest of the world!"

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    Re: All input devices randomly stop working

    Blart. I tried installing Xubuntu 12.04, and hooray, it did it again. I really wanted an install of Ubuntu that was going to be really low on resources, but I suppose I'll have to try my luck elsewhere. I'm going to try installing Ubuntu Gnome, and cross my fingers.

    This is kind of unrelated ranting, but I REALLY don't like Windows. I got rid of it a few months ago, and have been trying to find a version of Linux that will, y'know...work on my computer. In the past, I've always really enjoyed the experience that I've had with Linux and its community, but admittedly I am not getting that experience this time around.

    Mr. Pewterschmidt: "Hey Bill, would you help me program my Zune? Oh wait, I have an iPod like the rest of the world!"

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