HELP! Cannot use mouse or keyboard any more

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Sat Jun 6 03:52:16 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 8:49 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:

> I'm running Xubuntu, and have done for quite a while.  Right now it's at
> 14.04.   I just hosed it somehow, and when I reboot I cannot log in because
> the keyboard and mouse are being ignored.
> It's not the hardware, because the grub menu works with the keyboard, and
> going to a recovery version of the kernel also works but it's console mode,
> not X.  But when I try a normal boot, the cursor stays in the middle of the
> desktop and the keyboard cannot enter my password.  I have to do a hard
> reset because 3-finger salute is also ignored.
> The last thing I did was to change my nVidia settings by deleting one of
> my monitors.  That means X configuration, which also affects mouse and
> keyboard.  But I cannot find an xorg.conf file anywhere.
> Probably I just need to find out where the config settings are kept, and I
> can reset them from a backup.  Does anybody know?
> Apologies to anyone who also sees the same report on the Debian list.
There are more people there, and I'm hoping for any help I can get.

Kevin O'Gorman
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