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Thread: No keyboard at login

  1. #1
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    No keyboard at login

    After booting I am presented with the login screen (Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit, Kernel 2.6.38-16). The mouse is working but keyboard is not.

    It does not take any inputs on the password prompt. It also does not take any inputs from the onscreen keyboard if I activate it.

    The keyboard works at Grub level, in Windows 7 (dual boot) and when I just boot into a root shell. I also tried booting into previous kernel versions without success (2.6.38-14).

    To me it does not seem to be a keyboard or a kernel problem but rather a problem with the login screen.

    This is a Dell Inspiron 13 laptop.

  2. #2
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    Re: No keyboard at login

    What happens if you disconnect and then reconnect the keyboard?

  3. #3
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    Re: No keyboard at login

    It is a laptop. The keyboard (hardware) works. The login screen does not take any key inputs, also not from the onscreen keyboard using mouse clicks.

  4. #4
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    Re: No keyboard at login

    The solution can be found here:

    http://www.techsmartlife.com/2011/10...-login-screen/

    Summary: In the bottom right corner of the login screen start 'Universal Access Preferences' (the human in a circle symbol). Deselect the last item: 'Press and hold keys to accept them (Slow keys)'

    I have no idea why/how this box in the 'Universal Access' was ticked on my machine.

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