HELP! Cannot use mouse or keyboard any more

William Scott Lockwood III scott at
Sat Jun 6 17:26:18 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 12:02 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:

> I meant no response at all.  Ping couldn't find it (no route)  But I've
> now booted in text mode (appended "text" to grub "linux" line), and the
> server is working. Maybe I did something wrong the first time.
> Moreover, I can now log in from my laptop too and even do X forwarding, so
> I have a bit more control.

If this is a server, why are you running X on it in the first place? X is
full of bloat, is a potential security risk, and slows down any machine
it's on. For servers, use the no X run level (or whatever systemD is
calling it) and save yourself a ton of headache.

W. Scott Lockwood III
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