keyboard works in BIOS & GRUB but not during boot

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Wed Sep 7 13:29:12 UTC 2011

On 09/07/2011 02:23 AM, scar wrote:
> Basil Chupin @ 09/06/2011 11:09 PM:
>> Hmm, OK. Sounds like the driver for the keyboard is not being loaded
>> when the system is being booted. I don't have an answer for this sorry
>> to say as I have never had this problem.
>> Just to clarify things for anyone who may follow with advice for your
>> problem: does the mouse work even though the k/board doesn't (ie, does
>> the cursor move around)? and how many USB devices do you have connected
>> on the same USB port?
> i can't tell if the mouse works because i'm still in the bootup
> sequence, trying to enter the passphrase to unlock the partition.
> however, i've used both the mouse and keyboard on another system with
> 10.04 and they work fine.  the mouse and KB are the only 2 USB devices
> i'm using, and they are each plugged into their own port on the back of
> the computer.

Just a shoot in the dark but, once you get to the point where you need 
to type in the passphrase, unplug the keyboard from the usb port and 
then plug it back in.  I was using an old ps2 keyboard with a usb 
adapter and many times I would get to the desktop and have no keyboard. 
Unplugging and plugging it back in would activate the keyboard for me.

Regards, Jim

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