View Full Version : [ubuntu] Keyboard and Synaptic Touch Pad not working

September 19th, 2010, 06:52 AM
I always run the "Try before you install" option before I THINK about installing, and I cought a scary thing on this laptop...

I popped Ubuntu 9.10 Installion CD into the computer, and booted the first option. First thing I noticed was the Synaptic Touchpad on my laptop did not work. No biggie, I popped my external mouse in and it worked fine. So next, I tried to connect to my network. Wireless worked! So then I tried to type key, and Oh no! Keyboard doesn't work!

What's wrong?

Laptop: Acer Aspire 4330
Version of Ubuntu Live CD: 9.10 Karmic Koala

September 19th, 2010, 09:54 AM
That is one of the main advantages of doing a live boot as a first step: You save yourself a lot of trouble installing the wrong version.

What about 10.04 and 10.10 (beta)?