View Full Version : [ubuntu] Keyboard & Mouse not working

October 26th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Hi all,

I've got a problem with my Ubuntu 9.04. I can't login because my mouse
and keyboard are not working anymore. The cursur is blinking in username
textbox so I know that the system is working but I can not move the
mouse pointer nor I can type anything by keyboard. Last night everything
was working fine and then "update manager" prompted me some updates
need to be done, which I accepted. After it was done, it asked for
restarting the system. But since I was in middle of my work, I
postponed it for after I'm finished. Then, I shutdown the computer and
today when I came back, it wouldn't let me type anything or move the
mouse pointer!

I appreciate any help.

Mehran Ziadloo

October 26th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Does your keyboard at least work during the BIOS phase of the bootup?

October 26th, 2009, 08:14 AM
I'm working with it right now! I have a Windows XP and an Ubuntu.
Right now I'm using the Windows XP to type this reply.

October 26th, 2009, 08:16 AM
BTW, I also did something which I'm not sure if it's related to this
problem or not. As I recall, I changed the access mode of /etc folder
to 770.