[ubuntu-uk] Keyboard not being enabled in Jaunty

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Wed May 6 10:59:29 BST 2009

Hi Sean

I'd suggest booting into recovery mode (or whatever its called, the
second grub menu option) and run

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

There are some options related to keyboard in their which may help (?)

Of course if you have no keyboard at this point (before x starts) then
we can assume something more difficult to fix, like a problem with usb
module or something.

On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 10:34 +0100, Sean Miller wrote:
> Just fired up a Live CD and trying to look for clues as to why
> keyboard and mouse aren't working in my nackered install of Jaunty.
> To clarify we have what appears to be a successful boot to the login
> prompts on the Ubuntu splash screen but neither mouse nor keyboard are
> doing anything. hence the thing is unusable.
> Where should I be looking for evidence of what I've done to "break"
> the user input side of things?
> Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc. don't work either, so the keyboard is definitely
> disabled, rather than it being a specifically 'X' thing..
> Sean

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