HELP! Cannot use mouse or keyboard any more

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Jun 6 07:17:21 UTC 2015

On 6 June 2015 at 04:49, 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.

Does Ctrl-Alt-F1 take you to a console?

Have you tried booting into a different user or a guest session?

If you boot into the console and then look at /var/log/syslog for the
failed boot do you see anything that looks relevant?


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