[ubuntu-uk] Keyboard not being enabled in Jaunty

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Wed May 6 11:22:53 BST 2009

Try opening /var/log/messages when you are in the live CD and have a
search for 'keyboard'. It may prove remotely helpful:)

This is my result:
May  6 09:36:14 michael-desktop kernel: [    5.770362] input:
USB-compliant keyboard
as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/input/input3
May  6 09:36:14 michael-desktop kernel: [    5.793283] ezkey
0003:0518:0002.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard
[USB-compliant keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1/input0

On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 11:05 +0100, Sean Miller wrote:
> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Michael Holloway
> <michael at thedarkwinter.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> I have a keyboard in grub.
> It is when Ubuntu loads that the keyboard and the mouse disappear.
> Unfortunately the recovery mode is no different, they're "disabled" in
> that mode too.
> I've loaded a Live CD and am looking at the filesystems from that.
> But if I try to boot from any form of installed version I get the same
> symptoms... as soon as the little twiddly "working" thing comes up
> that's my keyboard and mouse gone, so I can't enter usernames,
> passwords or anything... and same happens if I do a Ctrl-Alt-F1 or
> similar during the boot up process... as soon as it gets to a certain
> stage the keyboard just "falls off the planet".
> Ho hum,
> Sean

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