View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't Login - Keyboard Inactive

July 16th, 2011, 04:52 PM
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. Login worked fine at first. After a recent update, I can no longer login. The Keyboard is inactive on the home screen. Mouse is active and I can enter through other non-admin accounts with no password required for their login. Keyboard works fine once I can get past the login.
Doesn't work on normal, classic or safe mode. Keyboard driver (system-wide)set to Dell Inspiron 6xxx/8xxx.

Help please.

Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop
Ubuntu 11.04

July 17th, 2011, 01:03 AM
When you are at the login screen, click on the Accessibility icon on the bottom panel, usually a man in a ring.

In the dialog that comes up then, make sure the very last option, "Slow Keys", is disabled.

Alternatively, just run this command:

sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 /desktop/gnome/accessibility/keyboard/slowkeys_enable --type bool --set false

July 17th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks, disabling the 'Slow Keys' option on the accessibility dialog fixed the issue. I appreciate your quick response. What a great support community.