HELP! Cannot use mouse or keyboard any more
clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 07:17:21 UTC 2015
On 6 June 2015 at 04:49, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> 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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