Debian :: Mouse / Touchpad And Keyboard Not Working After Configuring Xorg
Jul 31, 2011
I was trying to tweak my video card's performance by configuring the xorg.conf file. There were many lines unrelated to the card there; so, to make the file cleaner, I decided to delete all the sections except the one I was dealing with. Obviously I shouldn't have done that. After rebooting the system, all the hardware that provided human interface stopped working. Now I have to find a way to delete that xorg.conf file. The computer is still connecting to the internet, and I have another computer running Debian available. Is there a way to access the broken computer with the other one?
on my netbook I have a Debian unstable/sid system. A few days ago I did an apt-get (dist-)upgrade which I think also updated the X-Server. Since then my netbooks keyboard and touchpad are not working as soon as the desktop is started (I think gdm). The Keyboard works during the Grub selection and also in recovery mode (Root Terminal), so I'm sure its not a hardware problem. Could it be that the X-Server unloads the kernel modules for those two devices?Also if I plug in a USB keyboard or mouce they are working.
I've installed CentOS 5.6 to my laptop, primarily to use some simulation programs. With much help of google I'm getting my hardware and software to work quite well, but I still have some troubles.My first problem is my Synaptics-Touchpad. It is extremely sensitive and I am not able to scroll. Is there any application which allows me to configure it properly? Before CentOS, I've tried openSUSE 11.4, where there was an application especially for configuring synaptics touchpad (dont't remember the name though). In general, the "feeling" of the touchpad was way much better under openSUSE, but I can't define that properly. I have a bluetooth mouse (Dicota Blue Light) conntected to my laptop, which is working fine except for the scroll wheel, which doesn't work at all. How can I activate it?
I have debian with kde on a laptop with a built in ps/2 keyboard and touch pad mouse which have been working without problem since i bought the computer. However, recently i booted the computer up and all of a sudden the mouse and keyboard are not functioning. I know it is not a hardware problem because i can type in the BIOS password, make the selection between normal and recovery mode in grub, and can type in all of my passwords to unencrypt my hard drive.
Also, it recognizes the keyboard all the way up until the point where kde starts, at which point it loads a login screen with the mouse and cursor on the screen, but no ability to type, not even caps lock or ctrl+alt+f1 to switch to console mode. does anyone know why this is? I have performed not updates and have not changed the configuration of my computer so i am not sure why this would happen.
P.S.1 out 15 times when i load the part where i need to type in the passwords to unencrypt the hard drive the keyboard will stop working then instaed of with kde.
I have an HP 8460p laptop and have installed Debian(!) Squeeze. The Synaptics TouchPad works, but I am unable to adjust the configuration (primarily pointer speed/acceleration). I have installed package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics according to this Debian wiki page: [URl] My Synaptics device: tyler@titanium:~$ egrep -i 'synap|alps|etps' /proc/bus/input/devices N: Name="ImPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
Output from synclient and syndaemon: tyler@titanium:~$ synclient -l Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded? tyler@titanium:~$ syndaemon Unable to find a synaptics device. I have tried building /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf and restarting but nothing changed: Section "InputClass"
I also examined [URL] and I just couldn't get very far to understand what was wrong, or what I needed to do.
I tried to inactivate my touchpad during typing in order to avoid the curser jumping all the time due to accicentally hitting the pad. The touchpad however worked from intallation on,without problems. Even two finger scrolling is supported perfectly. All attempts that I found in searching the internet rely on changes in the xorg.conf. I found out that it is quite normal to not have this file with debian squeeze, however I didn't find a solution how to change the configurations without it.
$ syndaemon -d -k gives > Unable to find a synaptics device
I can log into ubuntu using my keyboard and mouse but about 5 seconds after I hit enter my mouse quits working. Keyboard still works so I can open terminal and use all keyboard. But, if I hit the touchpad toggle button over and over again many many times in a row, the mouse will start to work and my keyboard stops. I don't know what my course of action is to fix this strange problem. It just started today.
for some reason I got taping on touchpad is disabled after some software upgrade or something.I can enable it with synclient TapButton1=1, etc.. but have got to do it every time I reboot. Also, I don't have Xorg.conf file. Is there any way I can configure taping to work permanently ?
I'm having some trouble with my synaptic touchpad. Actually I think it is kind of working (I only use the trackpoint) but it gives me these nasty errors in Xorg log. I'm running Debian squeeze with 2.6.32-5-686 and Xorg 7.7
I've read some posts concerning touchpads (click) and the links within, but nothing seems to help or I'm doing something wrong. Hope you can bring some light to my darkness. Here some infos (I've renamed some files to .txt to ensure that they will be displayed in the browser): Xorg.0.log /etc/udev/rules.d/66-synaptics.rules xorg.conf /proc/bus/input/devicesCan someone tell me why the touchpad cannot be found by X? I already tried various configurations but nothing solved my problem so far.
I suppose this thread has been created over a hundred times in the history of this forum, but yet it seems like I cannot find any solution to it. Nor has the Debian IRC-channel been able to channel the requiered information to me so I'm comming here as sort of a last resort.So my issue is that, as described in the topic, none of the settings I set in /etc/X11/xorg.conf have any effect on the touchpad. Other settings in xorg.conf such as color-depth for the screen and driver for the graphics card have effect but not the touchpad section. And if I make a syntax-error in the xorg.conf file X doesn't want to start, which is a clear indication that it's using that config file.
I was going to render the video that i made last night, and then in the morning, My ubuntu 10.10 boot normally, but when in the Ubuntu plymouth(the ubuntu logo with 5 dots) showed,there are text told me like this Code:Keys: Press S to skip Mounting or M for manual Recoverysince that moment my keyboard and touchpad are not working, but ifi use an external keyboard and mouse it would working flawlessly, note that i don't have an external keyboard.i'm trying to boot into recovery mode, my keyboard is working very good, but i don't have any idea what is the problem.
I bought a Rock Mini keyboard with touchpad MSZ-KBTP. The touchpad is working with fedora 14 but some of the keys are not what they should be. I tried changing the keyboard layout under gnome keyboard settings but the keyboard is not listed.
I'm posting from my brand new out of the box HP Pavilion dv6, great machine, but I'm having some hardware issues.My touchscreen isn't working.As well, my touchpad mouse isn't functioning correctly. The left/right click buttons are treated as part of the touch pad, which makes clicking things very difficult. As well, it doesn't appear to have a right click function at all
I wanted to install Ubunutu on my laptop and it currently has windows vista installed on it and installed using latest Wubi. I selected Ubuntu from dropdown menu after the system restarted. But when the sytem shows the username page to login the KEYBOARD and MOUSE are not responding.
I am using Lenovo Y series laptop and using the inbuilt keyboard/touchpad.
I'm running Debian Squeeze on an HP Pavilion dv6-6040ca. The touchpad featured is relatively new, which is likely the root of my problem. The touchpad with its winblows driver features a backlight, two mouse buttons (buttons,not dedicated touchpad space), and an 'on/off' switch/zone in the top left of the touchpad. The touchpad zone works well for pointing, but no gesture support. The touchpad's tap/click feature works way too well, which is very frustrating. The touchpad is detected as a mouse, so there is no option in System->Preferences->Mouse for a touchpad. Both mouse buttons function as expected. The 'on/off' switch/zone does not function, nor does the backlight.
The only feature I really need is the ability to turn off the tap/click feature, as it makes typing a nightmare. It's gotten to the point where I wrote a shell script to toggle the loading/unloading of my psmouse module (which isn't a bad solution, but I don't want my general account having access to modprobe).
I've been looking everywhere to find out how to configure my touchpad so I can enable two-finger scrolling and disable-while-typing. I have a fresh installation of Debian Squeeze (I did NOT upgrade from a previous version of Debian, as that seems to cause this problem with some Ubuntu installations). I have the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics driver installed (already reinstalled it to no avail) and the gsynaptics package, which was supposed to add the tab in the mouse preferences but did not (as suggested here: I have a Samsung RF510-S01US if there is something about the touchpad this computer has that is not supported or something. (I know for a fact that this touchpad can handle multi-touch inputs, as it works under Windows 7)
I have a big problem after i installed the ATI proprietary drivers. I expected something weird to happen when using proprietary stuff, but I did not expect them to stop my touchpad from functioning
I've been running sid on that laptop for ages and followed the guide on the Debian wiki and installed: "apt-get install linux-headers-2.6-$(uname -r | sed 's,.*-,,') fglrx-control fglrx-driver". This worked like a charm and the module got compiled OK. I then rebooted the computer (couldn't restart Xorg, the screen went black for some reason, but that's not the issue here) but when the kernel started it dumped a lot of udev errors concerning libsane. It booted up OK though, but when i tried to log in i couldn't use my keyboard or my touchpad. My external keyboard and mouse worked, but i had to disconnect them and connect them again to get them working. I suspect that the laptop keyboard and touchpad are connected by usb internally, but they are tricky to disconnect and reconnect
I then did a "apt-get remove" on all those packages installed and also an "apt-get install --reinstall" on the kernel. But I still have the same problem. I suspect that dkms did something bad, but I can't figure out what to remove or reinstall to get around this problem. I also tried to remove libsane, since udev dumped a lot of error messages, but I don't understand what the connection is there (except of course that udev is used for the keyboard and touchpad)
I also don't suspect the "unstableness" of sid to be the problem here. Rather something I haven't removed or reinstalled.
Does anyone have an idea about what I can do to revert this? I really don't want to reinstall the laptop.
Edit: Just, to sum it up. The real question here is: "How do I get rid of all the mess that ATI proprietary driver caused and installed?"
So my computer was slow with Karmic Koala, so I tried upgrading my build to Lucid Lynx 10.04.
Now I can't login because neither my keyboard nor mouse (and touch-pad) work. However, I can access the command mode (terminal?) though through the grub boot menu.
how I can get my mouse (and touch-pad) and keyboard to work with Ubuntu 10.04? My machine is an Acer Aspire 4730Z. I dual boot with Windows 7, and I'd prefer not to have to clear out the partition for Linux and reinstall.
I messed up my xorg.conf and tried to put in a clean one, but it doesn't seem to work. I'm not sure what went wrong. When X loads, the mouse cursor is not responding and my keyboard is dead too. I can't toggle to text mode either (Alt-Ctrl-F1).Hope the following files might explain what's wrong./var/log/Xorg.0.log
Code: [ 26.835] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event2) [ 26.840] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
I am using Lenovo 3000y500 series laptop. I installed OpenSuse 10.3. Installation was perfect and It worked properly for some days. Now I find a problem, Keyboard and mouse(touchpad) are not getting detected while booting which works in windows. When i went through some forums I got an advise to give kernel paramater "acpi=off" . It worked, but problem is now OS support for Laptop(telling about battery details) Lost. Sound also not working.So I removed this parameter. Next advise I got was to press shift key while booting. Some times it works and sometimes not. When I tried to re install suse, Setup also shows same problem.
I am running 8.10 64 bit on my laptop and when making a new user I noticed that on my shell prompt, it said "I have no name!". It was bugging me so I logged out and went to log back in. I got some error saying I was logged in for less than 10 seconds after trying a couple times to login. So I restarted and now my mouse and keyboard don't work!
I'm having an issue installing Fedora 11. The install goes fine, but after restarting (when I get to the initial configuration screen) my keyboard and mouse don't work. I can boot into the Live CD without issue. My boot.log file is below:
boot.log: Code: Welcome to Fedora Press 'I' to enter interactive startup. Starting udev: [OK] Setting hostname Ste-PC: [OK] mdadm: failed to add /dev/sda1 to /dev/md/imsm0: No such device or address mdadm: Container /dev/md/imsm0 has been assembled with 2 drives mdadm: Started /dev/md126 with 2 devices .....
HAL is failing to start, could that be the issue? If so, how should I go about fixing it?
I have an Acer 5102 WLMi laptop from 2005 with Ubuntu 9.10 installed. It has worked fine for years but now when I boot up my mouse and keyboard don't respond leaving me stuck at the login screen. I have tried using a USB mouse without sucess. My USB-powered cooling fan still works in all three USB ports fine. I have tried booting into the LiveCD and got the same results except for the CD auto-logging in. Eht0 still auto-connects to the network fine in the LiveCD. I can't find any wrong except for the keyboard and mouse not responding. My next step is to burn a LiveCD with start-up scripts to enable ssh. Also the touch-pad doesn't respond either
I have a laptop. . .Dell 1150. Ubuntu installed, bluetooth device installed and my bluetooth keyboard and mouse works like a charm. I decided to load up my same exact Ibuntu on my desktop, use the same keyboard on it, and the mouse too. I tested it on the laptop, just in case it would not work in Ibuntu, and I didn't want to wipe out my Windows XP on my desktop and find out Ibuntu would not work on it with a wireless keyboard. Since it worked very well with my laptop, I figured it would work just as good with my desktop. I wiped my desktop out, and installed Ibuntu. Everything worked fantastic. Until I tried to install the bluetooth.
When I plug in my Bluetooth device, Ibuntu finds it and asks to set up your device. I attempt to set up my keyboard/mouse combo and it asks for a 6 digit code (like it is supposed to). I enter the code and press enter. From here, the problem starts. Ubuntu "claims" to connect to the keyboard, shows it connected, but my keyboard does not work at all. Neither does the mouse that is built into the keyboard. I type and nothing happens. This also brings up (sometimes) another message that says my keyboard is trying to connect to the bluetooth device please enter keyboard PIN. Well.
I can't enter anything, because the keyboard does not work! The mouse does not work! I can (without any problems) disconnect and connect to my laptop, but I can't do this to my desktop. Both are dell units. Desktop is about 3 years old, laptop is about 8 years old. Both running Ubuntu, the latest version. Both recognize the bluetooth transceiver. I have tried different USB ports on the desktop with no avail. I would really like to use my desktop as a unit to my TV with a wireless keyboard, not my laptop. It is much faster, more memory, and I can use the TV as a monitor.
Ive got a ClearCube Blade server installed with a mirrored clone of a Centos 5.4 system. Running X with GNOME. Upon starting the new blade, i find that I am having issues with the keyboard and mouse. When I plug in USB mouse and keyboard directly into the blade they work fine. When I hook the use mouse and board to the cport kvm, I don't even get any power to the devices. If I plug in ps2 mouse and board through the kvm, I get power and can use them in the bios but once Centos starts to load, they go dead. I have changed the kvm 3 times with new kvms, and I spoke with the manufacturer there are no incompatibilities with the hp mouse or keyboard or any reason why the usb ports wouldn't be working on the kvm for the devices.
I was having a problem with the mouse and keyboard randomly failing to work after upgrading to version 10.04. I tried both the 32 and 64 bit versions. The problem went away after I edited the file /etc/default/grub and changed the following line:
from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash noapic nolapic"
If you are unable to open a terminal window, try doing the following
Ctrl+Alt+F1 Log into you account. sudo nano /etc/default/grub
After saving your changes and exiting nano you can reboot by using the halt command.(FYI Ctrl+Alt+F7 gets you back into X server -- but you need to reboot for the change to take effect) Update: problem recurred. I had to do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to log into a console. I executed 'ps aux | more' to find the PID for X.Using the PID I restart X with 'sudo kill -S SIGTERM <PID>'.Once it started up again it was fine.
I just install CentOS 5.6 on my computer. My mouse and keyboard stops working in 2 cases: 1. copy files from usb (FAT and NTFS); 2. update my system (specifically, when downloading update packages). But the system's still working. It seems weird but I can do nothing but reboot every time.
I tried to edit my xorg.conf to try and encourage Debian to handle my joypad better (stop recognising it as a mouse). However, it didn't work and i couldn't get back into X.So, i entered recovery mode and deleted the contents of xorg.conf,got back into X and then edited xorg.conf back to how it was.Right so far so good.Yet, now i cannot use the backlash key in keyboard shortcuts. I have a number of shortcuts set up to incorporate this key and they no longer work, neither in GNOME nor Openbox
I'm trying to set up a new Dell machine with openSUSE 11.1 and KDE 4. For the rest of my PCs I use a Belkin kvm that connects the mouse and keyboard into PS/2 ports and it works. However, the new Dell doesn't have PS/2 ports and I can't get the machine to detect the mouse and keyboard (at all) unless I plug them in directly.
I'm using a Belkin four-port kvm, model number F1DJ104P. Does anyone know of a driver I could download to my Dell PC that would detect the devices via the kvm? The Belkin web site seems to be in pieces and is absolutely no use.
Alternatively, since I'm not particularly attached to the kvm, can anyone suggest a kvm switch that I could buy instead? It would have to have a minimum of four ports and be able to handle both Windows and Linux (all flavours with both OSs) machines, with both usb and PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard. If it could handle audio, then that would be an improvement on what I've got already.
I'm on a LG E500-VAP36P, with 3gb RAM, 250 Gb SATA HDD (Kubuntu Hardy kernel 2.6.27-9-generic), and my keyboard and my usb mouse don't work at the login screen. My touchpad works and my keyboard works in command-line session. This is my xorg.conf. I also attach a relevant part of my syslog.
I am using 10.10, yesterday I did an upgrade using update manager. After restart, booting stops at login screen, keyboard and mouse is not working. I tried login into recovery mode as well as previous kernel versions nothing is working. I tried to login into single user mode even that is also not working.
I upgraded to 10.10 from 10.04 few weeks ago. Everything was working fine until today when I did a partial upgrade and it removed some of the lib files. Now my usb mouse and keyboard is not working. I can move the mouse around but can't click ( left or right ). I have nvidia graphics card. I tried running it under safe graphics mode and when I do that everything works fine except for the compiz obviously. I have tried reinstalling nvidia driver to see if that would make a difference but that didn't work either. I am not sure which lib files did ubuntu removed. I have searched everywhere to find a solution on the web and the only thing I think it might b iz my xconf file iz messed up. I really don't want to reinstall the whole OS and loose all my apps.
I installed Fedora 11 on an external usb HDD (StoreJet trascend) connected to my Acer AspireOne (110 L), and it has been working marvelous for over a month. Today, something really strange happened: After I choose the booting media (StoreJet trascend) Fedora 11 freezes on the loggin screen: Both, keyboard and mouse, stop working. I have no idea what services are shoot down or not recognized since the start screen starts with the blue and fedora logo one.
System was running fine under 8.04 but decided to update. The live CD works fine but after install, the Mouse and Keyboard stop working under 9.10. Even the keyboard power button is off. Disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard or the mouse does not . AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 mouse
Everything else seems OK but how would I know without the keyboard or mouse. The keyboard turns off right before the first Ubuntu screen. The Numlock will go off and then nothing. Tried to run dpkg - fix broken packages after booting to repair. All I get is fail to fetch http: (whatever )Could not resolve us.archive.ubuntu.com. Update: Alt-F3 ... then Booting to terminal mode does not disable the keyboard.